PHOTOS: Italy’s most memorable medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

PHOTOS: Italy’s most memorable medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

The Tokyo Olympics were Italy's best Games yet, with Italian athletes taking home more medals than ever before. Here are the highlights.

‘Do Italy just win everything now?’: Celebrations after Italian athletes take Olympic gold

‘Do Italy just win everything now?’: Celebrations after Italian athletes take Olympic gold

Tokyo 2020: The Italian athletes to watch at the Olympics

Tokyo 2020: The Italian athletes to watch at the Olympics

Why do Italian athletes wear blue?

Why do Italian athletes wear blue?

‘You need to eat more pasta’: The most Italian reactions to Italy’s Euro 2020 win

‘You need to eat more pasta’: The most Italian reactions to Italy’s Euro 2020 win

‘Football came home’: Italy celebrates Euro 2020 victory over England

‘Football came home’: Italy celebrates Euro 2020 victory over England

‘It’s coming home – where?’ Six things Italy fans had to say ahead of the Euro 2020 final

‘It’s coming home – where?’ Six things Italy fans had to say ahead of the Euro 2020 final

Anger in Italy as Monday’s reopening of ski slopes cancelled

Anger in Italy as Monday’s reopening of ski slopes cancelled

Where in Italy will ski resorts reopen from February 15th?

Where in Italy will ski resorts reopen from February 15th?

Covid-19: Italy may reopen ski slopes from February 15th

Covid-19: Italy may reopen ski slopes from February 15th

‘Huge economic damage’: Italian ski resorts fear closure until mid-January

‘Huge economic damage’: Italian ski resorts fear closure until mid-January

‘Naples is crying tonight’: Italy pays tribute to Maradona

‘Naples is crying tonight’: Italy pays tribute to Maradona

Italy’s AS Roma adds ‘Black Lives Matter’ badge to players’ shirts

Italy’s AS Roma adds ‘Black Lives Matter’ badge to players’ shirts

Italy confirms Serie A can resume season on June 20th

Italy confirms Serie A can resume season on June 20th

What are Italy’s new rules on going to the gym or pool?

What are Italy’s new rules on going to the gym or pool?

Coronavirus: Italy closes all sports events to fans until April

Coronavirus: Italy closes all sports events to fans until April

IN PHOTOS: Ferrari unveils its new car for the 2020 season

IN PHOTOS: Ferrari unveils its new car for the 2020 season

Italians remember Kobe Bryant, the NBA legend ‘made in Italy’

Italians remember Kobe Bryant, the NBA legend ‘made in Italy’

Lazio football club fined €20,000 over Balotelli racist abuse

Lazio football club fined €20,000 over Balotelli racist abuse

Verona’s partial stadium ban for Balotelli racist abuse suspended

Verona’s partial stadium ban for Balotelli racist abuse suspended

Why racist abuse of Italian footballers goes way beyond the pitch

Why racist abuse of Italian footballers goes way beyond the pitch

Celtic fans stabbed in Rome ahead of Europa League match with Lazio

Celtic fans stabbed in Rome ahead of Europa League match with Lazio

‘Love Lazio, Fight Fascism’: New fan group aims to change football club’s image

‘Love Lazio, Fight Fascism’: New fan group aims to change football club’s image

Verona get one-match partial stadium ban over Balotelli racist chants

Verona get one-match partial stadium ban over Balotelli racist chants

‘Wake up, you ignorant people’: Mario Balotelli responds after fan says he’ll never be ‘fully Italian’

‘Wake up, you ignorant people’: Mario Balotelli responds after fan says he’ll never be ‘fully Italian’

Giro d’Italia 2020: The toughest stages of Italy’s legendary cycling race

Giro d’Italia 2020: The toughest stages of Italy’s legendary cycling race

Euro 2020 qualification sends Italy back among the elite

Euro 2020 qualification sends Italy back among the elite

FIFA chief urges Italy to crack down on racism in football after abuse halts match

FIFA chief urges Italy to crack down on racism in football after abuse halts match

‘Give us the tickets or we’ll sing racist chants’: Juventus fans accused of ticketing racket

‘Give us the tickets or we’ll sing racist chants’: Juventus fans accused of ticketing racket

Italian teen gets football ban for flashing female ref

Italian teen gets football ban for flashing female ref

Juventus fans arrested for taking dangerous objects to Amsterdam match

Juventus fans arrested for taking dangerous objects to Amsterdam match

Pope Francis: Doping and corruption polluting sport

Pope Francis: Doping and corruption polluting sport

A woman ‘doesn’t understand tactics like a man’: football pundit suspended over sexist remarks

A woman ‘doesn’t understand tactics like a man’: football pundit suspended over sexist remarks

Nuns on the run: Vatican launches its first athletics team

Nuns on the run: Vatican launches its first athletics team

Italy’s iconic Panini football stickers more popular than ever in 2018

Italy’s iconic Panini football stickers more popular than ever in 2018

Disgraced Italian swimmer Magnini banned for four years

Disgraced Italian swimmer Magnini banned for four years

Italy to bid for 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina

Italy to bid for 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina

Italian team Inter spurred on by return to ‘Disneyland of football’ in clash with Tottenham

Italian team Inter spurred on by return to ‘Disneyland of football’ in clash with Tottenham

Southern Italy celebrates its annual ‘prickly pear discus’ contest

Southern Italy celebrates its annual ‘prickly pear discus’ contest

Juve, Napoli and Roma all win in first Seria A weekend

Juve, Napoli and Roma all win in first Seria A weekend

Flurry of deals completed in Italy’s Seria A on eve of deadline day

Flurry of deals completed in Italy’s Seria A on eve of deadline day

Italy’s Olympic Committee approves first ever triple city Winter Games bid

Italy’s Olympic Committee approves first ever triple city Winter Games bid

‘I want to show I’m not like others’: Ronaldo gives first official speech after arriving in Turin

‘I want to show I’m not like others’: Ronaldo gives first official speech after arriving in Turin

Cristiano Ronaldo says ‘adiós’ to Real Madrid and ‘ciao’ to Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo says ‘adiós’ to Real Madrid and ‘ciao’ to Juventus

US hedge fund takes over AC Milan

US hedge fund takes over AC Milan

Ciao Ronaldo? Football superstar rumoured to transfer to Italy’s Juventus

Ciao Ronaldo? Football superstar rumoured to transfer to Italy’s Juventus

Why a photo of Italy’s champion relay team has politicians scrapping

Why a photo of Italy’s champion relay team has politicians scrapping

Nine arrested for corruption over new Rome stadium

Nine arrested for corruption over new Rome stadium

AC Milan to form its first ever women’s team

AC Milan to form its first ever women’s team

Captaining Italy would be signal against racism: Mario Balotelli

Captaining Italy would be signal against racism: Mario Balotelli

The Giro d’Italia was cut short due to Rome’s dangerous roads

The Giro d’Italia was cut short due to Rome’s dangerous roads

Italians prepare for a World Cup without the Azzurri

Italians prepare for a World Cup without the Azzurri

Roberto Mancini signs on to coach Italy

Roberto Mancini signs on to coach Italy

IN PICTURES: Juventus wins seventh Serie A in a row

IN PICTURES: Juventus wins seventh Serie A in a row

Serena Williams pulls out of Italian Open in Rome

Serena Williams pulls out of Italian Open in Rome

Italian athletes are the world’s worst doping cheats: figures

Italian athletes are the world’s worst doping cheats: figures

Carlo Ancelotti looks set to be Italy’s new football coach

Carlo Ancelotti looks set to be Italy’s new football coach

Rome’s Piazza del Popolo to be turned into tennis court for Italian Open

Rome’s Piazza del Popolo to be turned into tennis court for Italian Open

Overjoyed AS Roma owner James Pallotta apologizes for frolicking in Rome fountain

Overjoyed AS Roma owner James Pallotta apologizes for frolicking in Rome fountain

Rome erupts in celebration after ‘historic’ comeback against Barca

Rome erupts in celebration after ‘historic’ comeback against Barca

Milan and Turin to bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

Milan and Turin to bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

Italian football mourns former coach Emiliano Mondonico

Italian football mourns former coach Emiliano Mondonico

Lazio football club fell for a €2 million email scam: report

Lazio football club fell for a €2 million email scam: report

Italy’s Serie A turns a profit for the first time in 17 years

Italy’s Serie A turns a profit for the first time in 17 years

Italy’s Carolina Kostner leads world figure skating championship in Milan

Italy’s Carolina Kostner leads world figure skating championship in Milan

Banker Gaetano Miccichè elected president of Italy’s Serie A

Banker Gaetano Miccichè elected president of Italy’s Serie A

Fiorentina rename training ground in tribute to Davide Astori

Fiorentina rename training ground in tribute to Davide Astori

Han Kwang-Song, the first North Korean to play in Italy’s Serie A, renews contract

Han Kwang-Song, the first North Korean to play in Italy’s Serie A, renews contract

Italy considers bidding for 2026 Winter Olympics

Italy considers bidding for 2026 Winter Olympics

PICTURES: Thousands in Florence for Davide Astori’s funeral

PICTURES: Thousands in Florence for Davide Astori’s funeral

Italy defender Davide Astori probably died of heart attack, autopsy finds

Italy defender Davide Astori probably died of heart attack, autopsy finds

Italy reveals shortlist for new national football coach

Italy reveals shortlist for new national football coach

Juventus match snowed off as blizzard hits northern Italy

Juventus match snowed off as blizzard hits northern Italy

Skier Sofia Goggia wins Italy’s third winter Olympics gold

Skier Sofia Goggia wins Italy’s third winter Olympics gold

Snowboarder Michela Moioli wins Italy’s second Winter Olympics gold

Snowboarder Michela Moioli wins Italy’s second Winter Olympics gold

Arianna Fontana wins Italy its first gold medal of the Winter Olympics

Arianna Fontana wins Italy its first gold medal of the Winter Olympics

Parent attacks teen referee after Italian youth football match

Parent attacks teen referee after Italian youth football match

Football: Serie A TV rights sold to MediaPro for €1.05 billion

Football: Serie A TV rights sold to MediaPro for €1.05 billion

Former Italy football coach Azeglio Vicini dies

Former Italy football coach Azeglio Vicini dies

Italian football federation fails to elect president

Italian football federation fails to elect president

Italian footballer apologizes for implying match against Juventus was fixed

Italian footballer apologizes for implying match against Juventus was fixed

World’s oldest Olympian dies at home in Italy

World’s oldest Olympian dies at home in Italy

Benevento football captain apologizes for Instagram death posts

Benevento football captain apologizes for Instagram death posts

Italian women score World Cup triple in alpine skiing

Italian women score World Cup triple in alpine skiing

Cagliari football club apologize for racist abuse from fans

Cagliari football club apologize for racist abuse from fans

How the Juventus women’s team is shaking up Italian football

How the Juventus women’s team is shaking up Italian football

Valentino Rossi: ‘I’m afraid to stop racing, I’m married to my motorbike’

Valentino Rossi: ‘I’m afraid to stop racing, I’m married to my motorbike’

Giro d’Italia backpedals over ‘west Jerusalem’ after Israel objects

Giro d’Italia backpedals over ‘west Jerusalem’ after Israel objects

Italy’s FA president Carlo Tavecchio quits after World Cup disaster

Italy’s FA president Carlo Tavecchio quits after World Cup disaster

Sweden vs Italy: A cultural head-to-head

Sweden vs Italy: A cultural head-to-head

‘My motto is ‘life is too good”: The Italian paralympic fencer fighting for vaccine awareness

‘My motto is ‘life is too good”: The Italian paralympic fencer fighting for vaccine awareness

Italian footballer banned for peeing on pitch

Italian footballer banned for peeing on pitch

Italy seeded for World Cup play-off draw

Italy seeded for World Cup play-off draw

Roma’s Francesco Totti quits coaching course

Roma’s Francesco Totti quits coaching course

Italy unveils new football logo ahead of 2018 World Cup

Italy unveils new football logo ahead of 2018 World Cup

Juventus coach warns video refereeing is damaging football

Juventus coach warns video refereeing is damaging football

Roma legend Francesco Totti thanks fans for support in his ‘new life’

Roma legend Francesco Totti thanks fans for support in his ‘new life’

Motorcycling: Rossi returns to training just 18 days after double leg fracture

Motorcycling: Rossi returns to training just 18 days after double leg fracture

Roma legend Totti returns to club for ‘new adventure’ as director

Roma legend Totti returns to club for ‘new adventure’ as director

IN PICTURES: An international hide and seek tournament in an Italian ghost town

IN PICTURES: An international hide and seek tournament in an Italian ghost town

Revealed: Here’s how much Italy’s top footballers earn

Revealed: Here’s how much Italy’s top footballers earn

Italian ghost town comes back to life for international hide and seek championship

Italian ghost town comes back to life for international hide and seek championship

Italian Grand Prix: Alonso accuses stewards of drinking beer instead of watching race

Italian Grand Prix: Alonso accuses stewards of drinking beer instead of watching race

Valentino Rossi treated for broken leg after training accident

Valentino Rossi treated for broken leg after training accident

Formula One: Hamilton seeks record and title lead in Italy

Formula One: Hamilton seeks record and title lead in Italy

Serie A: who will be crowned champions of the 2017/2018 season?

Serie A: who will be crowned champions of the 2017/2018 season?

Juventus launch women’s team but players still without professional contracts

Juventus launch women’s team but players still without professional contracts

Italian footballer moves clubs, retires, and comes out of retirement, all within two weeks

Italian footballer moves clubs, retires, and comes out of retirement, all within two weeks

Totti confirms he’s retiring for directorship role at Roma

Totti confirms he’s retiring for directorship role at Roma

Everything you need to know about Calcio Storico, Italy’s most violent tradition

Everything you need to know about Calcio Storico, Italy’s most violent tradition

Former AC Milan star Paolo Maldini makes a comeback – as a tennis player

Former AC Milan star Paolo Maldini makes a comeback – as a tennis player

Italian cycling team given 30-day doping ban

Italian cycling team given 30-day doping ban

Six years after opening, Juventus’ new stadium finally has a name

Six years after opening, Juventus’ new stadium finally has a name

Francesco Totti: The Roma icon’s career in numbers

Francesco Totti: The Roma icon’s career in numbers

Footballing greats pay tribute to Roma legend Totti

Footballing greats pay tribute to Roma legend Totti

Italy’s rugby clubs will now have to up their game to qualify for Champions Cup

Italy’s rugby clubs will now have to up their game to qualify for Champions Cup

Juventus score record third successive Italian Cup

Juventus score record third successive Italian Cup

A horse-drawn chariot raced a Ferrari on a dirt track in Rome

A horse-drawn chariot raced a Ferrari on a dirt track in Rome

Silvan Dillier bounces back from puncture to win Giro d’Italia stage six

Silvan Dillier bounces back from puncture to win Giro d’Italia stage six

Selfie-taking spectators make the race dangerous, says Giro d’Italia leader

Selfie-taking spectators make the race dangerous, says Giro d’Italia leader

Nibali teammate expelled from Giro over violent conduct

Nibali teammate expelled from Giro over violent conduct

Juventus optimistic after strolling into Champions League final

Juventus optimistic after strolling into Champions League final

Racism is still rife – and unpunished – in Italian football

Racism is still rife – and unpunished – in Italian football

Giro d’Italia cyclists race to Mount Etna summit

Giro d’Italia cyclists race to Mount Etna summit

Elite runners attempt ‘impossible’ sub-two-hour marathon in Italy

Elite runners attempt ‘impossible’ sub-two-hour marathon in Italy

Roma icon Francesco Totti to retire at end of season

Roma icon Francesco Totti to retire at end of season

Vatican cricket team heads overseas for interfaith tournament

Vatican cricket team heads overseas for interfaith tournament

Silvio Berlusconi’s Milan reign comes to an end

Silvio Berlusconi’s Milan reign comes to an end

‘I never met mafia bosses’: Juventus president denies organized crime links

‘I never met mafia bosses’: Juventus president denies organized crime links

For the first time, a woman will coach an Italian national football team

For the first time, a woman will coach an Italian national football team

VIDEO: Italians top the podium in alpine ski world cup

VIDEO: Italians top the podium in alpine ski world cup

Huge Maradona mural celebrates Naples’ ‘saint’ of football

Huge Maradona mural celebrates Naples’ ‘saint’ of football

Italian media slam ‘ungrateful English’ for sacking Ranieri

Italian media slam ‘ungrateful English’ for sacking Ranieri

Naples mayor shames Napoli chief over decrepit stadium

Naples mayor shames Napoli chief over decrepit stadium

‘Indescribable violence’ as football fans torch club president’s cars

‘Indescribable violence’ as football fans torch club president’s cars

Italy’s top football club accused of mafia links

Italy’s top football club accused of mafia links

Rivalry in Rome ahead of derby day football clash

Rivalry in Rome ahead of derby day football clash

Olympic fencer’s stolen gold medal found in rubbish heap

Olympic fencer’s stolen gold medal found in rubbish heap

Milan mayor: ‘Only fair’ that city bid for 2028 Olympics

Milan mayor: ‘Only fair’ that city bid for 2028 Olympics

Italy officially abandons Rome Olympic bid

Italy officially abandons Rome Olympic bid

Aussie cyclist gets caught in traffic, misses Tour of Lombardy

Aussie cyclist gets caught in traffic, misses Tour of Lombardy

Cyclists gear up for Tour of Lombardy race

Cyclists gear up for Tour of Lombardy race

Italy scraps bid to host 2023 Rugby World Cup

Italy scraps bid to host 2023 Rugby World Cup

Italian PM dismisses idea of Rome 2024 Olympics

Italian PM dismisses idea of Rome 2024 Olympics

After Olympics snub, Rome mayor embraces Euros

After Olympics snub, Rome mayor embraces Euros

Italy Olympic committee: Rome 2024 dream not dead

Italy Olympic committee: Rome 2024 dream not dead

Rome mayor ditches bid to host 2024 Olympics

Rome mayor ditches bid to host 2024 Olympics

Five things we learned from Serie A this weekend

Five things we learned from Serie A this weekend

Italy scoops first Paralympic gold medal

Italy scoops first Paralympic gold medal

Ventura begins life as Italy coach with loss to France

Ventura begins life as Italy coach with loss to France

An Olympic medal for Italy is worth the most in Europe

An Olympic medal for Italy is worth the most in Europe

Five Italian athletes going for gold at the Rio Olympics

Five Italian athletes going for gold at the Rio Olympics

Marcelo Bielsa quits as Lazio coach after just two days

Marcelo Bielsa quits as Lazio coach after just two days

Italy dump Spain out of Euro 2016 with 2-0 win

Italy dump Spain out of Euro 2016 with 2-0 win

Pelle cracker caps Italy win over Belgium

Pelle cracker caps Italy win over Belgium

Five Euro moments Italian football fans can’t forget

Five Euro moments Italian football fans can’t forget

Italy coach Conte cleared of sporting fraud charges

Italy coach Conte cleared of sporting fraud charges

Roma take inspiration from England’s Leicester City

Roma take inspiration from England’s Leicester City

Italian footballer banned over sexist insults on Facebook

Italian footballer banned over sexist insults on Facebook

Nine record-breaking Italians of 2015

Nine record-breaking Italians of 2015

Retired Pennetta hints at Rio return

Retired Pennetta hints at Rio return

Icardi robbed after posting new watch snap

Icardi robbed after posting new watch snap

Roma coach: ‘Terrorism won’t stop us’

Roma coach: ‘Terrorism won’t stop us’

Italian Ryder Cup ‘to spark golfing revolution’

Italian Ryder Cup ‘to spark golfing revolution’

Star says Italy won’t take Azerbaijan lightly

Star says Italy won’t take Azerbaijan lightly

Italian Giro scrambles for big name winners

Italian Giro scrambles for big name winners

Forget scudetto talk, Buffon tells Juventus

Forget scudetto talk, Buffon tells Juventus

Balotelli off the mark as Milan win at Udinese

Balotelli off the mark as Milan win at Udinese

Inter look to bolster lead while Juve fightback

Inter look to bolster lead while Juve fightback

French brand Lazio’s new kit as ‘fascist’

French brand Lazio’s new kit as ‘fascist’

Italian Fabio Aru wins Spain’s Vuelta

Italian Fabio Aru wins Spain’s Vuelta

Screamer breaks San Marino’s 14-year drought

Screamer breaks San Marino’s 14-year drought

English jockey in coma after ‘suspicious’ fall

English jockey in coma after ‘suspicious’ fall

Italy ponder Pirlo on way to Euro 2016 finals

Italy ponder Pirlo on way to Euro 2016 finals

Conte demands Italy seal Euro 2016 ticket

Conte demands Italy seal Euro 2016 ticket

Roma loan Salah as Dzeko jets in for medical

Roma loan Salah as Dzeko jets in for medical

Backlash over sports mag’s gay front cover

Backlash over sports mag’s gay front cover

Catania chief admits match-fixing: prosecutor

Catania chief admits match-fixing: prosecutor

IN PICS: Is this Italy’s most violent sport?

IN PICS: Is this Italy’s most violent sport?

Italy rugby players reach pay deal with federation

Italy rugby players reach pay deal with federation

Lorenzo makes it three in a row in Italy

Lorenzo makes it three in a row in Italy

Rugby prepares Italian inmates for rehabilitation

Rugby prepares Italian inmates for rehabilitation

Italy calls for end to racism after Sacchi slur

Italy calls for end to racism after Sacchi slur

Italian football gays won’t come out: Roma keeper

Italian football gays won’t come out: Roma keeper

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Andrea Pirlo to continue playing for Italy

‘I never imagined it could feel this good’: Nibali

‘I never imagined it could feel this good’: Nibali

Italian football-playing ‘granny’ goes viral

Italian football-playing ‘granny’ goes viral

Anger as Italian tennis championship told to go ahead without spectators

Anger as Italian tennis championship told to go ahead without spectators

More than half of Italians never exercise

More than half of Italians never exercise

Italy’s hottest athletes at the Sochi Olympics

Italy’s hottest athletes at the Sochi Olympics

Top ten: Italy’s best ski resorts

Top ten: Italy’s best ski resorts

‘The only way to see Italy is by foot’

‘The only way to see Italy is by foot’

‘Racist’ Balotelli t-shirt ‘sold’ in Naples

‘Racist’ Balotelli t-shirt ‘sold’ in Naples

From Olympic gold medallist to minister

From Olympic gold medallist to minister

The fashion guru whose real passion was sport

The fashion guru whose real passion was sport