Italy will launch a three-city bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan, Turin and Cortina. The Italian Olympic Committee announced the move on Wednesday, having decided a joint bid was more cost effective. It was unanimously voted for by the CONI board. Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala, however, has criticized the decision and says that while his ci...

Still time to sign up for NIAF’s 14th Annual Tournament on Monday, August 13, at the Old Westbury Golf & Country Club in Old Westbury, N.Y. The tournament benefits NIAF membership and educational programs. Registration and breakfast at 10:30 a.m. – foursome packages include shotgun start at noon; cocktails, awards and raffle, and dinner. Sponsorshi...

Stars from the Italian soccer league team Juventus spent part of the weekend in New Jersey. The soccer stars signed autographs, took pictures and played soccer at the fan festival on Sinatra Field in Hoboken.  The professional soccer club is trying to make a name for themselves in the United States by way of Hoboken. "They want more fans here in th...

Ryan Arcidiacono has agreed to a new one-year, partially-guaranteed contract with the Chicago Bulls, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Last season, he started in all 37 of his appearances for the Bulls‘ affiliate in the G-League, the Windy City Bulls, averaging 13.9 points, 8.5 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals. The American-Italian i...

Italy is surrounded by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea that make it the ideal place to travel by boat through the beautiful landscapes visible from the sea. Sailing holidays are increasingly appreciated and every year the number of fans increases. This is also due to the meteorological and climatic conditions that are favorable for this type of...

One of the biggest draws of the Undo's Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival, not only this year, but in years pas is the Bocce Tournament. Players from out of state, including places like Pittsburgh, travel to Wheeling to participate. The weekend's competition began with a special needs tournament on Friday morning inside WesBanco Arena.  Th...

The eighth Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation 5K and 1 Mile Walk drew more than 350 runners and walkers to downtown Akron July 14, raising more than $30,000. The race was presented by the Italian American Professional and Businessmen’s Club as part of the Italian Festival at Lock 3. The men’s winner was Tony Dipre of Chagrin Falls, a classmate of Andr...

Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano has died unexpectedly at the age of 56, the team announced Sunday afternoon. "I am at a loss for words with Tony's sudden passing," Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said in a statement. "Tony loved the game of football and his players. More importantly, he was a strong man of faith who treasu...

When Mike Stanton was researching what would become "The Prince of Providence," his riveting book about mayor-turned-felon Buddy Cianci, he learned that Cianci's father used to take him to the fights at the old Rhode Island Auditorium. One of the headliners in those days, the 1940s, was Rocky Marciano, the heavyweight from Brockton, Mass. "I was dr...

Meet Italians and Italy lovers during the fourth annual Giro del Lago di Como, an Italian-inspired 5K fun run and walk, Sunday, Aug. 19, 8:30-11 a.m. The event will begin with a warm-up session in Italian. Music, prizes, T-shirts, gelato and an exhibit on Italy’s most beautiful runs and hikes will be part of the morning’s festivities. There will al...