Italy will be represented by 118 athletes at the Winter Olympics in Beijing. During the opening ceremony the Italian athletes wore tricolour capes designed by Giorgio Armani, who was also behind the tracksuits for Italy's Olympic and Paralympic last summer. Armani described the tricolour-inspired capes as a "a tribute to our flag and the high value...

Federica Brignone won the Super-G in Garmisch, sealing the 19th personal victory of her career in the World Cup, which for the Italian women represents the 111th victory in history, as well as the 10th of the season, six of which came in this specialty. The Italian racer has won three times in the Super-G this season and today she has strengthened...

Italy is poised to build on a record-setting success at last Summer Olympics, said Giovanni Malago, president of the Italian National Olympic Committee. The Italian team, announced earlier this week, will include 118 athletes, two fewer than that of the 2018 PyeongChang, and Malago expected this year's team will do better than its counterparts from...

When you think of Italy, the first things that come to mind are probably art, architecture, and delicious Italian cuisine. But if you’re thinking of visiting during the winter months, you need to know that Italy is actually one of the best destinations in Europe for skiing. Its western borders are home to the Swiss, Savoy, and French Alps, which ar...

Sofia Goggia is going to need to recover in a hurry from a series of injuries following another crash on Sunday if she’s going to be able to defend her Olympic downhill title next month. Goggia would have been an overwhelming favorite for another gold — or two: she’s also a force in super-G. But she sprained her left knee, partially tore a cruciate...

2021 was the golden year of Italian sport. Never in history had Italian athletes conquered so many successes in international competitions in a single year, both in team and individual sports. In 2022 this record will be almost impossible to repeat, but in a few days in China the Italian winter sports athletes will be able to return to make the Ita...

The endless cacophony of ambulance sirens. The convoys of military trucks carrying away the overflowing coffins. The funerals — or lack thereof. Nobody who lived through the initial wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Bergamo — the first epicenter of COVID-19 in Europe — will ever forget it. For Sofia Goggia and Michela Moioli, the city’s two Olymp...

Century-old pine trees that line my path hunch over, their branches weighed down by a heavy dusting of snow. In front of me, the sun is piercing through an opening. Climbing this trail with chunky “snowshoes”, like tennis rackets, strapped to my feet is tough work, but the breathtaking views of Italy’s white-tipped Dolomites that await make the eff...

Italian Sofia Goggia was top of the podium once again in the downhill event at the Alpine Ski World Cup in Val D'Isère, France. The 29-year-old won her seventh consecutive downhill event, showing the sort of form that makes her favourite to defend her Olympic downhill title in Beijing in two months time. She finished in a time of 1:41.71, comfortab...

Spectacular ski runs and engaging trails, where to devote yourself to ski as well as to freeriding, cross-country skiing, snow-kiting or take on an exciting off-track ride: in central and southern Italy there are many (sensational) destinations where to enjoy snow sports. The most renowned destinations include Gran Sasso and Mount Etna, Aspromonte...