Southern California boxing guru Bennie Georgino, 95, died Tuesday. The Italian-American was born and raised in Lincoln Heights, a small neighborhood in East L.A. and was a crusader for the sport of boxing since the 1930s as a boxer, trainer and manager of several world champions. Georgino's first steps were as an amateur boxer during the Depre...

The Induction Committee of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF) announced today the inductees for the Class of 2013. This year's class includes: former Chicago Blackhawk Eddie Olczyk, who played 17 seasons in the NHL, accumulated almost 800 points, and was elected to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012; Johnny Antonelli, fiv...

On Saturday, two of Italy's most famous soccer teams will meet at Lincoln Financial Field. AS Roma and Inter Milan have long been among Serie A's powerhouses, and in doing so have been global representatives for two of the world's great cities.   Even if you only follow Serie A on occasion, you surely know that the league is steeped in tradi...

Inter Campus, Pirelli Tire North America e Youri Djorkaeff Foundation hanno celebrato l'avvio di Inter Campus USA - New York City, nel quartiere di Inwood.   Il Congressman Charlie Rangel e l'Ambasciatore Inigo Lambertini, Vice Rappresentante Permanente d'Italia alle Nazioni Unite, insieme a Youri Djorkaeff, la cui fondazione è partner di In...

The eternal return of baseball season invites a special nostalgia for a time when the game's greats didn't seem like the hothouse athletes of today so much as a national register of regular guys. Tall, short, skinny, fat: Baseball legends came in every shape, like the rest of us, yet managed to awe us with their unlikely mastery of a sport that has...

By John Ruane Sometimes you attend an event and the thought of it is gone the next day. Sometimes it stays with you, like Doug Buffone's wake and funeral. Having grown up in the 1960s in Chicago, the teams of that era were best known for two players, Dick Butkus and Gayle Sayers.   They were incredible football players and so much fun...

Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy won the 1,500 freestyle at the world swimming championships Sunday night in a race that shockingly went off without two-time defending champion Sun Yang of China. Sun didn't appear during introductions and Lane 3 remained empty instead of being filled by reserve Pal Joensen of the Faroe Islands.   "Today I...

Domenica scorsa lo United Soccer Stars, società affiliata alla Liac, ha celebrato il suo 12º dinner dance, quando mancano ancora sei settimane all'evento cruciale della stagione agonistica: il Torneo di Viareggio. Al contrario delle precedenti edizioni, quest'anno la Coppa Carnevale (si disputa tradizionalmente a febbraio) si tiene dal 14 al 30 mar...

Dear PIB members PIB and Italian Consulate in Boston are happy to invite you to the 2014 Sailing Event. For the second year consecutive, three teenage sailors from the "Scuola Vela Mascalzone Latino", a nonprofit sailing school in Italy, will compete during the week of June 23rd – 29th against young sailors from three of the most renowned sailing...

by Barbara Ganz   After losing to the Swedish city of Åre the 2019 World Ski Championships, Cortina d'Ampezzo, in the province of Belluno, in recent days was designated as the host of the 2021 World Ski Championships. The World Ski Championships are events that can attract tens of thousands of visitors.   The estimates predict a...