Italy's Alex Zanardi emerged as one of the biggest stars of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, as his two gold medals from those Games made him one to watch ahead of Rio 2016, which is drawing closer to the one-year mark on Monday (7 September).   The overall experience at London 2012 left a lasting impression on Zanardi, but he expects Rio 2...

With the Azzurri set to lock horns with Joe Schmidt's Ireland on Sunday evening in a crucial Pool D encounter at London's Olympic stadium, we take a look at some of Italy's greatest sporting names. And no, Mario Balotelli is not one of them...   1. Valentino Rossi The 36-year-old multiple MotoGP World Champion is responsible for a marked sur...

Calling all AS Roma fans! This one is for you!On a typical dreary damp Sunday in January, I met with Michael Rizzo, one of the founders of the AS Roma Club of Boston. What I learned is that there is nothing typical about this club. A very gracious and proud AS Roma fan, Mr. Rizzo provided me with countless facts that are little-known to many.Three...

Join us for our2013 Golf Tournament !Last year's tournament was a huge success! With the help of our Sponsors and Players, we raised over $10,000!!! The proceeds helped L'Italo-Americano recreate a new product open to a new readership. Thanks to you, we created a new, user-friendly website, so you can access the news whenever you want; we gathered...

On June 30, 2014, the IACC will host the Annual Golf Outing in support of Operation Smile at Hackensack Golf Club in Oradell, New Jersey. In 2013, the Cham-ber was able to make numerous donations to Opera-tion Smile, and we hope to continue this initiative through 2014. The IACC Golf Outing will give you the opportunity to demonstrate your support...

On June 21, 2015 Gleason's Gym celebrates the influence boxing has on Italians and Italian-Americans from the 1900s to today. It was in 1937 that Peter Robert Gagliardi decided to open up a boxing gym that would later create history. Because he lived in a predominantly Irish area of New York, Gagliardi changed his name to Bobby Gleason to gain...

Soccer via the World Cup is making the headlines this past month. Recently, in column for in the Clarion-Ledger, Ann Coulter helped it along when she linked the growing popularity of soccer to "moral decay" in the United States. I thought it was a funny column, a tongue-in-cheek stab at the definite media hype around this increasingly (albeit quadr...

Wembley Stadium faces a threat to its status as the NFL's go-to stadium for matches abroad after Roma president James Pallotta declared his desire for Roma's new stadium to host NFL and NBA matches. The Stadio della Roma, based on the Tor di Valle site, will help turn the Italian club into "a content company globally," which is Pallotta's long-ter...

Lauren Rappoli has always been an extremely gifted athlete. But what made her such an elite athlete is she took that God-given talents and worked absolutely relentlessly on becoming the best she could no matter the sport. Name it – softball, soccer or basketball, she can play.   She proved that during her tremendous four years of athletics a...

by Scott Keeler   Thanks to the Italian-American Club of Greater Greenville, a sport whose ancestry dates back to games of the Roman Empire is now offered to the local public.   A pair of bocce ball courts have been installed at Simpsonville City Park. While they've been in place for a few months, the unofficial opening of the courts...