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A view of the Palazzo del Ghiaccio (Ice Palace) in Cortina D'Ampezzo, northern Italy, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. A wide swath of northern Italy will benefit from 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) in infrastructure development that the government has signed off on to improve access to the venues for the Milan-Cortina Winter Olympics in 2026. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)

$1 billion slated for Milan-Cortina Olympics infrastructure

Nov. 5, 2020 11:03 AM EST

ROME (AP) — A wide swath of northern Italy will benefit from more than $1 billion in infrastructure development that the government has signed off on to improve access to the venues for the Milan-Cortina Winter Olympics in 2026. Milan-Cortina Foundation CEO Vincenzo Novari said the decree — approved...

FILE - In this July 21, 2019 file picture, Italy's Gabriele Detti holds his bronze medal after the men's 400m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. A large portion of the Italian swimming team, 13 elite athletes, including Detti, has been locked in their tiny hotel rooms at a high-altitude training camp in the Alps for nearly two weeks with the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, file)

AP Interview: Italian swimmers locked up in Alpine resort

Oct. 30, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The high-altitude training camp in the Alps was supposed to represent ideal preparation for the Tokyo Olympics. Instead, a large portion of the Italian swimming team — 13 elite athletes — has been locked in their tiny hotel rooms for nearly two weeks with the coronavirus. Meals...

A fan wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus waits for the start of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

The Latest: UEFA cancels men's soccer under-19 Euros

Oct. 20, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ UEFA has called off the under-19 European Championship in men’s soccer that was twice postponed and pushed into 2021. Europe's governing soccer body says the cancellation in Northern Ireland is “due to the current...