Latest Italy Olympic Team News

Naomi Osaka conflicted over holding the Tokyo Olympics

May. 09, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Naomi Osaka is conflicted over whether the Tokyo Olympics should be held amid the coronavirus pandemic. The second-ranked tennis player, who represents Japan, was asked about the games at the Italian Open on Sunday. “Of course I would...

Kiley Neushul's retirement leaves hole on US water polo team

Apr. 28, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Kiley Neushul had a plan. She was going to play for the U.S. women's water polo team in the Tokyo Olympics, and then move to Italy. Then the games were postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Neushul — one of the best players in the...

Ledecky dominates 1,500 freestyle at California meet

Apr. 11, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Katie Ledecky won the 1,500-meter freestyle at the Pro Swim Series meet with the world’s fastest time this year. She touched in 15 minutes, 40.55 seconds in the outdoor pool on Sunday. Ashley Twichell finished second in 16:06.68. ...

2026 Olympics plan for Cortina bobsled track, outdoor oval

Mar. 30, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Organizers for the 2026 Olympics are sticking with their plans to spend 50 million euros ($60 million) to rebuild an abandoned bobsled track in Cortina d’Ampezzo and take on the risky proposition of holding speedskating at an outdoor oval in Baselga di Piné. ...