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Jannik Sinner is officially the new world #1 in men’s tennis

At just 22 years old, Jannik Sinner has made history by claiming the top spot in the ATP rankings! He is the first Italian player to reach this milestone since the rankings began in 1973. With an impressive record of three titles, including his first Grand Slam victory at the Australian Open, Sinner’s rise to the top is well-deserved.

Credits: Federazione Italiana Tennis e Padel

Italy new champion of the MTB European Championships 2024

Simone Avondetto, 24, is the new European mountain biking champion. An historic achievement for Italian off-road racing, as it is the first time an Italian biker has claimed the top spot in the Olympic cross-country discipline! Winning the title on a cold and rainy day, he demonstrated Italy’s resilience in sports.

Credits: Federazione Ciclistica Italiana

An Italian victory at the inaugural marathon mixed relay in Antalya

Francesco Fortunato and Valentina Trapletti are the new champions of the World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships! Their victory has secured Italy’s mixed relay team a spot in the Paris Olympics, courtesy of their gold medal performance in the inaugural edition of the event held in Antalya.

Credits: Grana/FIDAL

Lisa Vittozzi wins Biathlon World Cup 2024

A great victory for Lisa Vittozzi, who comes back home with the Big Crystal Globe. Last March, she became the second Italian Woman to claim the World Cup Total Score in Canmore, Canada where the Biathlon World Cup unfolded.

Credits: FISI

Born to jump: Mattia Furlani marks new long jump record

At 19 years-old, Mattia Furlani broke the Italian record with a leap of 8,34 meters. Indoor, no Under 20 athlete had ever completed such a measurement! 

Credits: Grana/FIDAL

Jacopo Cerutti's secures history victory at Africa Eco Race

What a groundbreaking achievement for Italian motorcycling! Jacopo Cerutti’s victory at the 2024 Africa Eco Race is another Made in Italy victory. Cerutti conquered over 6000km, marking a significant return of an Italian rider on an Italian bike on the continent after three decades.

Credits: FEDERMOTO

Jannik Sinner becomes Grand Slam Champion

Tennis star Jannik Skinner has been crowned this year’s Australian Open men’s champion—an incredible victory for Italy! This is the first Grand Slam win for the 22-year-old Italian, and hopefully not the last. 

Davis Cup 2023: Italy crowned World Champions

For the second time in history, 47 years later, Italy brings the David Cup home. Jannik Sinner spearheaded Italy in the famous tennis competition against Australia, in a fantastic 2-0. An extraordinary player and victory! 

Credits: ARCHIVIO FITP

The 2024 Giro d’Italia course unveiled

The course of the next edition of the Giro d’Italia has been unveiled. The competition, to take place on May 4-26, 2024 will feature challenging stages starting from Venarìa Reale (Turin) and end in the Eternal City of Rome.

CREDITS: U. J. Alexander

An electrifying atmosphere in Rome for the 2023 Ryder Cup

What a Ryder Cup this year! The tournament, based in Rome, showcased outstanding teamwork and sportsmanship with a triumph of Team Europe over Team USA. The victory marked a significant moment for Italy, hosting its first Ryder Cup and leaving a lasting legacy in golf history for this 44th edition.

Credits: Federazione Italiana Golf (FIG)

Claiming gold in the World Athletics Championships 2023

Italy has a new champion from the World Athletics Championships in Budapest.  Gianmarco Tamberi won his first-ever world high jump title after a thrilling display—claiming gold with a jump of 2.36 meters!

CREDITS: foto Grana / FIDAL

Italy's Dominate 2023 Fencing World Championship

Italy celebrated its victory at the 2023 Fencing World Championship in Milan, with an exceptional performance. The 10 medals they secured (4 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze) triumph dominated the scoreboard, as they now set their eyes on Paris. 

Squadra di spada maschile Campione del Mondo

CREDITS: foto BIZZI / Federscherma

100 Medals: an Italian Triumph at the European Games 2023

With an astonishing number of 100 medals won at the European Games 2023 – of which 35 are gold, 26 silver and 39 bronze – the Italian athletes have left their rivals in awe in Krakow, Poland. As a testimony of their dedication and skill, this victory celebrates Italian excellence in sports.

Italian Under 19 Secures Euro U19 Victory

With a decisive goal by Kayode, Italy’s Under 19 team – called ‘Azzurrini’ – won the Euro U19, affirming their prowess on the international stage in the finale against Portugal. With this victory, Italy secures a total of two titles in the competition.

A Racing Tricolor Victory: Ferrari Conquers at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Ferrari made a triumphant return to the top class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The roar of the “Rossa” echoed as it clinched the top spot, captivating motorsport enthusiasts worldwide. With sheer determination, Italy’s F1 brand marks an unforgettable chapter in the annals of racing glory.

Crowning Champions of the 80th Italian Open

The 80th edition of the Italian Open, called the “Internazionali BNL d’Italia”, took place in Rome, Italy, on 2-21 May. The international tennis tournament was held at the historic Foro Italico, with an upgrade to two weeks of competition and 96 global players. The competition closed with many unforgettable moments.

2023 European Championships in Artistic Gymnastics

Italy triumphed at the 2023 European Championships in Artistic Gymnastics, clinching second place with seven podium finishes, including two golds, four silver and 1 bronze. Their outstanding performance is another proof of Italy’s excellence in international sports competitions.

Italy delivers knockout performance at Women's World Boxing Championships 2023

Italian sport had yet another remarkable day as two of its boxers made their mark at the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships 2023 in New Delhi. Irma Testa won a gold medal and earned the title of world champion in the featherweight category (57 kg), while Sirine Chraabi was awarded a silver medal after competing in the final of the flyweight category (52 kg). Thanks to their impressive performances, the Azzurre managed to secure fourth place in the overall medal table.

Italy brings 2 gold and 4 silver medals home from the 2023 European Athletics Indoor Championships

Italy’s excellence in sports strike again, with 2 gold and 4 silver medals at the 37th edition of the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. Italy, thanks to these extraordinary victories, ranked fourth at the global event held on 2-5 March.

Italy triumphs at the World Championship 2023, and come home with an array of medals

This year’s World Winter Championships are synonymous with victory for the “Azzurri.” Our champions shined bright during the 2023 edition of the World Winter Championships. All the dedication and perseverance of our athletes paid off: the total number of medals won by Italy is outstanding, and we could not be prouder of our team.

History has been made! Italy closes the European Championships 2023 at the top of the medal table with two golds and two silvers.

The 115th edition of the the 2023 European Figure Skating Championships in Finland is a page of history for our “Azzurri”! Conti-Macii and Ghilardi-Ambrosini conquered both gold and silver in the artistic pairs competition. Also the couple Guignard-Fabbri got a gold medal, while Rizzo is silver. Proud of our champions!

Italy is on the top of the food global chart!

The renowned culinary travel guide Taste Atlas, has awarded Italy as home to the World’s Best Cuisine for 2022.

The Italian national Down syndrome basketball team becomes world champion for the third time in a row!

In Madeira, Portugal, the Italian team played an incredible final match winning yet another competition. The achievement follows the gold medals at the European Championships in 2017 and 2021, and the World Championships in 2018 and 2019.

Another gold for an Italian talented champion!

On 14 September, after an incredible performance, a young athlete Sofia Raffaeli wins first place at the 2022 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships.

The first European woman to lead the ISS: and she's Italian

The world is no stranger to the talent of astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. She will be the first European woman to lead the crew on the Space Station. The appointment event will be televised live on 28 September 2022.

Italy's latest victory continues a long string of sports achievements this season!

On Sunday, September 11, the Italian volleyball team wins the FIVB Men’s World Championship Polonia Slovenia 2022, defeating Poland– the co-host and two-time world champion.

Italy leads the medal table at the swimming European Championships in Rome.

13 golds, 13 silvers and 9 bronzes. The Italian team heads directly to first place at the European Swimming Championship in Rome, collecting a total of 35 medals.

Munich 2022: Italy triumphs at the European Championships.

Italian athletes distinguish themselves at the European Championships in Monaco. With a total of 51 medals won, Italy keeps the achievements list going.

The Italian volleyball team dominated yet another match.

In Ankara, the Italian team wins the Women’s Volleyball Nations League 2022 final against Brazil. It is the first ever VNL title for Paola Egonu and her team.

Ferrari's sustainable new release for 2025: the first fully electric car has been announced.

After many hybrid models, Ferrari makes a major move toward introducing a fully electric car. The launch of the brand’s new vehicle is set for 2025, and it will certainly be a game changer!

The Italian signature style won over the judges of the Global Chefs Challenge 2022 in Abu Dhabi.

The ‘Nazionale Italiana Cuochi’, led by Chef Marco Tomasi, took first place in the senior classification.

When it comes to wine, beverages, and delicacies, consumers choose Made in Italy.

‘Osservatorio Immagino’, in partnership with Nielsen, confirms that Italian agri-food products continue to be buyers’ first choice.

Meet Eugenio Zuccarelli: a Genoese in New York who 'predicts' the onset of chronic diseases.

His professional credentials have landed him a position on Forbes’ list of under 30 healthcare experts, making him a figure to keep an eye on.

Sapienza among the best universities in the world for the QS World University Rankings 2022.

What are the parameters? Academic and corporate reputation, citations, prolificacy, and the impact of publications are all factors to consider.

'Takeoff' was born in Piedmont but planned to travel to space.

This ambitious effort, with a budget of 21 million euros, focuses on 10 firms each year in the fields of aeronautics, aerospace, air mobility, and advanced hardware to help them grow.

Italy extends its borders beyond the boot to 'Iride'.

This is the name of a new Italian constellation chosen from among 600 proposals by Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, a truly Italian star!