Latest Italy Olympic Team News

The Latest: Djokovic takes Grand Slam bid into US Open semis

Sep. 09, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 12:35 a.m. Novak Djokovic will take his Grand Slam bid into the U.S. Open semifinals. Djokovic beat Matteo Berrettini 5-7,...

Russian rhythmic dynasty topples, Bulgaria gets the gold

Aug. 08, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Russian rhythmic gymnastics juggernaut collapsed at the Tokyo Olympics, with dramatic back-to-back losses that sparked furious allegations of injustice in a sport famous for twinkling costumes, techno remixes and hoops looping through the air. Russia...

Kenny scores cycling gold for Brits, Valente same for US

Aug. 08, 2021 00:23 AM EDT

IZU, Japan (AP) — Jason Kenny won a record-setting gold medal for Britain on the final day of track cycling at the Tokyo Olympics. Jennifer Valente and Kelsey Mitchell each scored gold every bit as special for their countries. Valente gave the...

Olympic medal count still counts even amid pandemic Games

Aug. 07, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Games were the Olympics staged a year later than planned because of a pandemic, where the athletes and organizers said it was a privilege just to play and uplift the world through sport. If ever there was a Games where sportsmanship would rise...

Roundup of Olympic gold medals from Saturday, August 7

Aug. 07, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A roundup of gold medals from Saturday, August 7, at the Tokyo Games: ___ ARTISTIC SWIMMING TEAM FREE Svetlana Romashina has won the seventh gold medal of her Olympic career by leading the...

Olympic Latest: France earns gold for 1st volleyball medal

Aug. 07, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ MEDAL ALERT France made sure its first Olympic volleyball medal would...

Rhythmic gymnastics upset: Israel beats Russia, wins gold

Aug. 07, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Her blue ribbon soared halfway to the rafters, and Israel’s Linoy Ashram spun and swirled and caught it, winning gold in a performance that ended Russia’s decades-long dominance in rhythmic gymnastics. Ashram, 22, became the first Israeli woman to ever...

Astonish the world: Italy keeps surprising on Olympic track

Aug. 07, 2021 04:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Italian Olympic team’s hashtag on social media for the Tokyo Games translates loosely as “Astonish the world.” Who knew, though, that the Latin phrase “Stupor mundi” would be so appropriate, especially for a track team that didn’t win a...

'Four Ferraris': Italy race to shock 4x100 gold at Olympics

Aug. 06, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — There are some things track fans are used to: Nobody stops the Jamaican women at these Olympics and the tireless Sifan Hassan is a contender for a medal in every distance race she enters. Other things might take some getting used to: Italy is a sprint...

American Felix sets new women's Olympics medal record

Aug. 06, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The new medal standard in Olympic women's track has been set. American Allyson Felix stands alone at the top and still has a chance to go even higher. The 35-year-old Felix won her record 10th Olympic track medal Friday night at the Tokyo Games with a push...