La Sportiva was a partner in the first edition of “Festival dello Sport,” a new event to celebrate sport and its values, co-organized by La Gazzetta dello Sport, Italy's sports daily newspaper, and the Trentino region, under the auspices of the Italian Olympic Committee (Coni) and the Italian Paralympic Committee. The event was held in Trento, in Italy's northeast, on Oct. 11-14. La Sportiva sponsored the Festival's climbing events, with the participation of professional climbers including Angela Eiter, who won three Lead Climbing World Cups in a row, from 2004 and 2006, and Angelika Rainer, three-time Ice Climbing World Champion.