Cannavaro wins Ballon d'Or..

Italy's national football team captain Fabio Cannavaro has won the prestigious Ballon d'Or European footballer of the year award due in large part to his performance at the 2006 World Cup. European j...

Public golf course for Rome.

An official announcement from Walter Veltroni, Romes mayor, and Franco Chimenti, the Italian Golf Federations president, has confirmed the already much talked-about project for the construction of Rom...

Italy versus Argentina.

In the second of two matches sponsored by Jaguar and promoted by the Provincia di Roma, the Italian rugby team will play against Argentina on 18 November at 15.00 at the Stadio Flaminio. In the first...

Soccer players earn less.

Football players in both the serie A and B leagues are seeing a substantial dwindling in their paycheques the average salaries this season are on par with what they were earning in the 1990s. Accord...

Rome to host Champions League 2009.

Rome has been chosen to host the 2009 Champions League final, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has announced. The 80,000-seater Stadio Olimpico will be the venue for the match, the c...

New sports centres for city suburbs.

Five new sports complexes will be built in the suburbs of Rome by the beginning of 2009, city mayor Walter Veltroni has announced. Work on complexes in the zones of Cesano, Pietralata, Bufalotta, Casa...

Drownings in Italian seas.

This summer season is proving a tragic one for swimmers and divers, with a number of deaths already reported on Italys shores and beach resorts. Two underwater divers have been killed off the coast o...

Italy football coach resigns.

Marcello Lippi has resigned as Italy's football coach just three days after leading the country to a fourth World Cup title. Lippi was at the helm for over two years, culminating in Sunday's World Cu...

Rejoicing turns to violence.

Rejoicing spilled over into violence in some parts of Romes historic centre during the late-night celebrations for Italys victory over France in the final of the World Cup on Sunday. Police cars in P...

Rome prepares for World Cup final fallout.

Traffic will be banned from the historic centre in Rome following Sunday 9 Julys Italy-France World Cup final in an effort to curb vandalism. The sale of drinks in cans and bottles has also been banne...

Romes maxi screens for Italy-Germany.

After its comfortable 3-0 win against Ukraine, Italy gets ready for tonights match in the semi-final against World Cup host country. In Rome the city has set up giant screens in Circo Massimo for the...

Football scandal findings.

Four football clubs, Juventus, Milano, Fiorentina, and Lazio, some of which are publicly quoted companies, and as many as 26 so far unnamed individuals, have been charged with match fixing and will ap...

Cleaning up football.

Professor Guido Rossi, appointed two weeks ago to sort out Italys football scandals, says that the situation is much worse than he anticipated. Match fixing, false accounting and transfer fixing has h...

Piazza Siena equestrian show.

When the annual equestrian show opens at the Piazza di Siena in Rome on 24 May along with the usual traditional events there will be some novelties. This year there will be two new events, the first...

International tennis.

The Internazionali dItalia, the annual tennis tournament held at the Foro Italico in Rome opens on Saturday 6 May. The qualifying rounds for the mens tournament begin in earnest on 8 May, with the fin...

Romes marathon.

Rome 42 km marathon takes place on Sunday 26 March. The mayor, Walter Veltroni, will start the race at 9.00 from the Colosseum and the fastest runners are expected to take between three and four hours...

Middlesbrough fans injured in Rome.

Three Middlesbrough fans in Rome for the Uefa Cup match against AS Roma were stabbed during clashes with Roma supporters late on 14 March. Around 200 English fans had been drinking in two bars in Camp...

Rome marathon set to break records.

The Rome marathon will take place this year on 18 March, with athletes setting off at 09.00 from Via dei Fori Imperiali on the 42k run on a course yet to be announced. A record 12,500 participants wer...

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