Men's Italy follows the example of its female colleagues of fifteen days ago and conquers the European title: it is the n. 7 in 11 finals. The umpteenth triumph of Italian sports in a magical summer that is now engraved in our history. Italy beat Slovenia 3-2 with great effort and climbed onto the highest step of an international podium after the b...

Officially, the summer season ends on September 22. Autumn equinox. And so there is still time to add a trophy in the best summer ever for Italian sports. The Azzurri of the men's national volleyball team managed to beat Serbia in the semifinals of the European Championships by a score of 3-1. Now the last act is missing. The final will be played a...

Italy stunned hosts Serbia in the final of the Women’s EuroVolley as they came from behind to clinch the title at the Štark Arena in Belgrade. Serbia had won the last two editions of the tournament, and beat Italy in straight sets in the quarter-finals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The defending champions also took the first set 26-24, but the I...

Italian superstar Paola Egonu has been selected as one of the athletes to carry the Olympic Flag at the Opening Ceremony of the delayed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on Friday. The president of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), Giovanni Malago, called Egonu, 22, to convey the good news as he arrived in the Japanese capital ahead of the Games. "I am...

Without losing a single game along the way, Italy triumphed with the title and the gold medals of the FIVB Volleyball U20 Women’s World Championship in the Netherlands and Belgium. In Sunday’s final in Rotterdam, they shut out Serbia to top the podium. Russia celebrated with the bronze after mounting a furious comeback from two sets down in the thi...

Young, daughter of immigrants, bisexual, volleyball player by profession, indeed the best female volleyball player Italy has ever had. Paola Egonu is the picture of the Italy that includes, that offers an opportunity to everyone, at least in sports. And the twenty-two year old from Cittadella, a town of twenty thousand inhabitants in the province o...

Thirty years ago Italy fell in love with a hitherto little known sport: volleyball. Thanks to twelve athletes and an Argentine coach who trained an Italian club, on October 28, 1990 millions of Italians were glued in front of the television, as had only happened for the national soccer team until then, to attend the final of the World Volleyball Ch...

K-State head volleyball coach Suzie Fritz added to the nation's No. 23 recruiting class with the signing of opposite/outside hitter Tessa Mati to a National Letter of Intent (NLI), the 20-year head coach announced Tuesday.Mati (pronounced "mah-tee") stands 6-foot-4 and hails from Grosseto, Italy, and played for the Italian club team Megabox Battist...

Relatively short for an outsider hitter, Rachel Giustino excelled at collegiate volleyball through a combination of power, finesse and athleticism. In volleyball, being taller does give a player an advantage — something Rachel Giustino readily admits. Height is almost a prerequisite if a female high school player hopes to catch the eye of a major u...

2019 was an important year for Italian sport thanks to the many victories achieved at international level by Italian athletes of different disciplines. Seven endeavors, in particular, deserve to be remembered for their historical value. Below are the protagonists of these extraordinary sporting successes. Filippo Tortu, a 21-year-old athlete born i...