Diana Bianchedi

Adjunct Professor

Link Campus University - Rome

Course Catalogue

In 1997, she began her career in the junior national fencing team, and won three individual medals at the junior world championships: bronze in 1997 in Sao Paulo, bronze in 1998 in South Bend and silver in 1999 in Athens.

She won her first gold medal at the 1989 Universiade in individual foil fencing. She then won a bronze medal in the same speciality in the 1991 and 1993 editions.

She then earned 5 team gold medals at the World Championships in 1991 and 1995,1997,1998 and 2001, 2 golds in team foil at the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992 and in Sydney in 2000. At the World Championships in Cape Town she won the individual bronze medal and the team gold medal. Winner of both the Youth World Cup (1989) and the Overall World Cup (1993).

At the end of her competitive activity, she began her career as a sports executive. She was elected on 18 April 2001 to the C.O.N.I. executive as vice-president, becoming the first woman elected to the highest national sports executive, as well as the youngest vice-president ever. Bianchedi has also been an executive member of the Anti-Doping Scientific Commission, the Doping Supervisory Commission of the Ministry of Health, the ultimate judge in doping matters and a member of the CONI Anti-Doping Commission.

She was president of the C.O.N.I. Athletes Commission and a member of the CONI National Council.

She continued her studies and she graduated in medicine and surgery (aa 1994-95) and then specialised with honours in Sports Medicine in 2001, with an extensive final dissertation on doping and law 376. She has held the position of university professor and has been involved in sports rehabilitation since 2001. She published several international scientific articles. She was president of the C.O.N.I. Athletes Commission and a member of the CONI National Council.

From 2013 to 2015, she was director of the Isokinetic centre, a rehabilitation centre of excellence recognised by FIFA.

She is vice-president of the Anti-Doping and Health Protection Commission of the FIGC and is a member of the UEFA Expert Panel on Doping.

She is coordinator of the degree course in Sport Economics and Politics and lecturer of the course Sport Psychology and Athlete Management, at Link Campus University.

Until 2016, she was the general director of the Candidacy Committee for the 2024 Olympics for the city of Rome.

The professor is available to receive the students at the end of the lessons. However, during the periods of suspension of the lessons, the students may also request an appointment by email (Tuesday 12.00 - 13.00).