The 1960 Rome Olympic Games, also known as the SVII Olympiad in Rome, Italy, were spectacular, moving, and memorable. The 1960 Rome Olympics catapulted athletic competition worldwide like never before. The 1960 Games were held from August 25 to September 11 and hosted 83 countries and 5,338 athletes (4,727 men and 611 women) from around the world w...

This is the story of a boy born in the United States, but an Italian citizen. It's the story of a boy who one day decided to stop jumping and start running and from last year's Tokyo Olympic Games to the present day, has become the fastest and most successful athlete in the world. This is the story of Marcell Lamont Jacobs, a young Texan, born in E...

Die-hard fans of the James Bond movie franchise may experience déjà vu when watching the next Winter Olympics, scheduled to take place in the Italian cities of Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo in 2026. There's a scene midway through the 1981 classic "For Your Eyes Only" film where Bond – the Roger Moore incarnation of the 007 character – is chased throu...

Closed the 24th edition of the Winter Olympic Games, now begins the countdown to the 25th edition to be held in Italy: Milan-Cortina. Italy finished in 13th place in the traditional medals table (where the gold medals "weigh" more), 9th in the "American" medals table, that is, the one that takes into account the total number of laurels won. We are...

Speed skater Arianna Fontana became the most successful Italian woman in the history of the Winter Olympics when she won silver in the 1,500 metres short-track event at Beijing 2022. She now has 11 Olympic medals, one more than cross-country skier Stefania Belmondo. She took second, coming ahead of Dutchwoman Suzanne Schulting in a photo-finish in...

Sofia Goggia bent over on the leg that wouldn’t bend, and here, across the finish line that seemed uncrossable, she exploded. She saw a green light, evidence of an Olympic lead, and her brain went racing — back through three hellish weeks, to the Jan. 23 crash that ripped up her left knee and fractured her fibula, and seemingly shattered her dreams...

It was closer than some expected, but Italy defeated Norway in the curling mixed doubles gold medal game to wrap up a perfect Olympics. The victory sealed Italy’s first ever medal in Olympic curling. Down 7-5 entering the final end, Norway was in position to force an extra end before Italy’s final throw. Stefania Constantini then delivered a perfec...

Arianna Fontana triumphed in the women's 500 metre short track event on Monday to win Italy's first gold medal of the Beijing Winter Olympics. It is Fontana's 10th Olympic medal, enabling her to match the record of cross-country skier Stefania Belmondo. She also won gold in the same event in Pyeongchang four years ago. Furthermore, it is her second...

Italian skater Arianna Fontana became the all-time leader in Winter Olympic short track medals on Saturday after the mixed team relay. Italy, the No. 7 team in the 2021-2022 World Cup standings, took the silver in the inaugural Olympic event, and Fontana won her ninth medal. She entered the 2022 Winter Olympics tied with Apolo Ohno of the United St...

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...