The idea behind it is that of an Italian-style 'street party': a 5-kilometre mini-marathon open to all, "to gather around June 2 and our flag all the communities in the area." In an interview with LaPresse, Silvia Chiave, Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles – a city home to some historic Italian communities as well as to the new ‘immigrants', ma...

To celebrate this year’s Festa della Repubblica, the Consulate General of Italy, along with the Little Italy of Los Angeles Association (LILAA), has organized the Italy Run LA, a 5K race taking place Sunday 5th of June at 8 a.m. close to the ocean, in charming San Pedro. “Italians and Italian-Americans are an integral part of what makes Los Angeles...

Italy's Olympic 100m champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs won a gold medal in the men's 60m race at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade on Saturday. Jacobs edged ahead of defending champion American Christian Coleman, by three thousandths of a second, to set a new European record with a time of 6.41 seconds. American Marvin Bracy took br...

An ambitious plan has been unveiled to recreate the 100m final from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics - won by Italy's Marcell Jacobs - in the shadow of the Colosseum in Rome. The "global sporting event" was proposed jointly by Italian tourism minister Massimo Garavaglia and Rome mayor Roberto Gualtieri during a meeting to discuss plans for the 2025 Jubilee...

Even in the New York Marathon the Italian flag flies on the podium. Thanks to an extraordinary Eyob Faniel, athlete of the Fiamme Oro of Padua, Veneto, , who took an incredible third place in New York after a marathon dominated for many stretches. The Italian athlete has brought our country in the top three places, after an absence that lasted 24 y...

This fall, one of the most venerated traditions in all of Italian history will be observed right here in humble North Beach: the Statuto Race. The fourth oldest foot race in the United States, the Statuto was originally scheduled to mark its one hundredth year in 2020. Of course Covid had other plans for us, and the race had to be canceled last yea...

How does someone stay in shape after being surrounded by all that delicious food at Doris Italian Market? They work out—a lot. Parkland resident Gary Mulé, 47, spends the majority of his time working at the gourmet grocery store’s busy Coral Springs location. But when he’s not overseeing operations there, he’s either biking, swimming, or running as...

Throughout history, Italian athletes in the sports arena have presented themselves as strong, proud,  or even macho individuals. They barely need any dramatic effect for their performances. Their personalities and prowess are enough.  Take, for example, two-time Mr. Universe winner Lou Ferrigno who also played the Incredible Hulk in the hit 80’s TV...

In 1936, 19-year-old Louis Zamperini qualified for the Summer Olympics in Berlin. Even today, he remains the youngest American to qualify in the 5,000 meter track and field event. He didn’t earn a medal at the Olympics, but several years later he would take part in actions that resulted in medals earned for acts of valor. In 1938, Zamperini attende...

Mi sono imbattuto in un nome sfogliando una vecchia rivista: quello di Ray (Raymond) Barbuti vincitore dell’oro olimpico sui 400 e nella 4×400 alle Olimpiadi di Amsterdam del 1928, 92 anni fa. Troppo forte la curiosità di capire la sua origine, evidentemente italiana, e capire la sua storia. Ebbene, nelle poche che si possono reperire in rete, Barb...