In 2016, at the Rio Paralympics, Italy won a total of 39 medals, 10 of them gold. Now, after the first week of the Tokyo Paralympics (which will end on September 5), Italy is already at 43 medals, 11 of them gold. Today alone, Italian athletes have won 9 medals: one gold, seven silver and one bronze. The bronze medal was won by Xenia Francesca Pala...

The victory of the European Football Championship in July was only the beginning of a magical Italian summer. A summer that gave endless emotions to the Italians, demonstrating to the entire world how strong is this land that for millennia has amazed the world with its epic feats in art, architecture, engineering, literature and sport. At the Tokyo...

Already at just 16, pole vaulter Great Nnachi is one of Italy’s most promising athletes. Two years ago, the teenager broke the Italian record for her age category, successfully clearing 3.70 metres. But, despite being born in Turin, she's unable to get Italian citizenship and compete for Italy on the world stage. Because her parents are Nigerian, s...

Even in retirement, former DePaul athletics director Jean Lenti Ponsetto remains a vivid, radiant beacon lighting the way for those aspiring to follow in her path making college athletics a way of life. The latest milestone paying tribute to Ponsetto's iconic 42-year career in Lincoln Park came last week when the National Association of Collegiate...

Italy continued its summer of incredible sporting success by clinching gold in the men’s 4x100m relay at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. It was the country’s first-ever victory in the men’s relay and brings the total number of medals won by Italy so far at this Olympics to 38 – placing it seventh in the medals table, the highest among countries from mainl...

Italy’s Antonella Palmisano claimed top spot in the women’s 20km victory on Friday in Sapporo, producing a sensational performance and finishing in a time of 1:29:12 as she made it two from two for Italy in the 20km race walks at these Games. Boosted by the victory for her countryman Massimo Stano in the men’s event, it was redemption for the 30-ye...

The Texas-born sprinter who was the surprise winner of the biggest race of the Olympics will carry Italy’s flag at Sunday’s closing ceremony of the Tokyo Games. Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malagò announced the honor for Marcell Jacobs on Thursday, shortly after Jacobs helped his country qualify for the final in the 4x100-meter rela...

Italy’s Massimo Stano won the Olympic men’s 20km race walk on Thursday, pulling ahead of the pack in the final stages to claim his country’s third gold medal in the event. Japan’s Koki Ikeda secured the silver medal and compatriot Toshikazu Yamanishi claimed bronze, the first Olympic medals for Japan in the 20km race walk. Stano had never won a maj...

Italy’s two shock 100m and high jump Olympic champions joked about both winning gold medals over a late-night PlayStation session hours before their victories, but decided the idea was “too crazy”. The story was revealed by the Olympic 100m champion Marcell Jacobs after he stormed to 100m victory in 9.80 seconds. Immediately after the race Jacobs h...

Lamont Marcell Jacobs has made Olympic history by becoming the first Italian to win the Men's 100m final which was held in Tokyo today, Sunday 1 August. Jacobs won the race with a time of 9.8 seconds after qualifying for the final by setting a new European record of 9.84 seconds. The race, which featured a new generation of sprinters, was the first...