A blue bolt from Texas. “My full name is Lamont Marcell Jacobs, but for everyone I am only Marcell”: this is how the twenty-six-year-old of the Fiamme Oro presents himself with simplicity. , signing the new Italian record at the Ottolia Memorial in Savona: 9 “94, 5 cents faster than Filippo Tortu’s (9” 99) on 22 June 2018 in Madrid. The father is a...

Italy has a long tradition in athletics, one of the most loved and practiced sports in the peninsula since the beginning of the last century and until the '80s. The march is the specialty that has given the greatest satisfaction in the most important international competitions, starting from the Olympic Games. From Ugo Frigerio's first Olympic gold...

In 1936, 19-year-old Louis Zamperini qualified for the Summer Olympics in Berlin. Even today, he remains the youngest American to qualify in the 5,000 meter track and field event. He didn’t earn a medal at the Olympics, but several years later he would take part in actions that resulted in medals earned for acts of valor. In 1938, Zamperini attende...

The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced the 2021 Hall of Fame class. The list of inductees includes: Lynda Goodrich, Western Washington University; Dan Guerrero, UCLA; Jean Lenti Ponsetto, DePaul University; Craig Littlepage, University of Virginia; Dave Roach, Fordham University; Cathie Schweitzer, Springfie...

2020 was a difficult year for everyone and sport is non an exception. Thousands of races and events were cancelled due to the pandemic, including the Olympic Games in Tokyo. But the world of sport did not stop completely and in the last months of this terrible year in Italy five young sports stars raised up and and everyone is talking about them. W...

Last December I had the pleasure of attending the College Life Italia award ceremony, here in Rome. There were many boys who had finished showing their soccer skills, hoping to be chosen by American university coaches who had arrived from America. After I had provided an award to one of their boys, some parents came to ask me about College Life Ita...

1960 is considered the most important year of the 19th century for the city of Rome. After two unsuccessful attempts, in 1904 and 1908, the Eternal City succeeded in organizing the Summer Olympics, the biggest sports and media event in the world. From August 25th to September 11th, 5338 athletes from 83 nations participated in the 150 competitions...

Holding the shot put competition in front of the Colosseum was part of Rome’s bid on Friday to host the 2024 European athletics championships. While most of the events would be held in the Stadio Olimpico, race walking would be contested alongside the ancient Baths of Caracalla after starting from the Arch of Constantine, while the half-marathon wo...