More and more, it is sports that have Italy being talked about around the world as a winning nation. If 2021 was the magic year ever, with Italian athletes winning in every sports competition in which they participated, 2022 closes with just as many successes in dozens of international events. The first victories in chronological order came earlier...

A year ago, at the Tokyo Olympic Games, Italy discovered that it was an athletics powerhouse, the queen of Olympic sports. Never in the history of athletics had the "bel paese" managed to win five gold medals in an Olympic edition, and above all, the feat had never succeeded in the symbolic race of the Olympics, the 100 meters (with Marcell Jacobs)...

Italian middle distance runner Yeman Crippa won the gold medal in the 10,000 meters at the ongoing European Athletics Championships in Munich, Germany. At age 5, Yeman was orphaned by his biological parents in Ethiopia. "I have some memories. Bad. They both left because of an infectious disease." Then adoption by an Italian couple. "I feel lucky. T...

Gianmarco Tamberi continues to leap into gold. Having missed his appointment with glory at the World Championships in Eugene, he redeemed himself in Munich, lighting up the evening and taking back the European high jump title with a measurement of 2.30.A bachelor's party with European high jump gold around his neck. Gianmarco Tamberi will celebrate...

Italy's Olympic champion Marcell Lamont Jacobs put his injury-ridden season behind him by winning the 100m at the European athletics championships in Munich on Tuesday. The 27-year-old won his first outdoor continental crown in a time of 9.95 seconds. The Tokyo 2020 star improved on his season best time in the semi-final (10.00) and claimed one of...

Italy's Massimo Stano won the men's 35km race walk at the World Athletics Championships in dramatic fashion on Sunday, edging Japan's Masatora Kawano by one second. Stano and Kawano battled shoulder-to-shoulder as the leading pair in the final 4km, but the Italian coped well with the pressure and accelerated in the final 300m to seal the gold medal...

If sports are meant to be a form of entertainment, there is perhaps no greater athlete in the world right now than Nick Ponzio. Who is Nick Ponzio? We’re glad you asked. Ponzio is a 27-year-old American-born shot putter who represents Italy at the world level. He’s never won a world medal, but he’s still undoubtedly the most-interesting thrower out...

Italian Olympic 100m champion Lamont Jacobs said on Saturday he had withdrawn from the semi-finals of the event at the World Championships in Eugene, OR, after continuing to struggle with a thigh injury. Jacobs, a massive underdog winner in Tokyo, has battled the injury for several weeks and looked uncomfortable in running 10.04 in his heat on Frid...

On the face of it, it seemed like another shock victory for Italy. But on reflection, the Azzurri’s triumph in the men’s 4x100m was a fitting end to the nation’s athletics campaign at the Tokyo Olympic Games. By that point, Italy had already secured four athletics gold medals, courtesy of Marcell Jacobs in the 100m, Gianmarco Tamberi in the high ju...

Athletics has an ancient tradition in Italy, and over time some Italian athletes have become true international legends, such as marcher Ugo Frigerio, sprinter Pietro Mennea, and high jumper Sara Simeoni. Three athletes who decades later their success are still world famous for their amazing achievements at the Olympics Games, World Championships a...