Tokyo Olympics 2020: Italy avoids IOC suspension after Giuseppe Conte-led government's last-minute decree
The IOC executive board had on its agenda Wednesday whether to impose a humiliating probation on Italy because of a two-year domestic dispute that it said amounted to government interference.
The IOC has taken issue with the Italian government's formation of a new organisation, "Sport e Salute," that was created at the start of 2019 to run the country's sports finances.
Italian PM Giuseppe Conte wins Senate vote with thin margin, says dealing with 'health emergency' will be priority
Conte, however, lacks the reliable majority he'll need to effectively govern the country with its pandemic-pummelled economy
Cinemas, live theatres, gaming halls, gyms in Italy will see closure, while bars and restaurants will have to suspend operations after 6 PM from 26 October. A night curfew has also been imposed.
FIFA chief Gianni Infantino urges Italy to bring fans back to stadiums, says football without them ‘isn’t the same’
Italian football matches have been closed to fans since the country was ordered into a strict lockdown in March.
Former Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi in critical condition after suffering head injuries in road accident
Siena’s Santa Maria alle Scotte hospital said in a statement that the 53-year-old Italian, who lost both legs and nearly his life in a 2001 Champ Car crash in Germany, was in a critical condition.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Serie A’s date of restart depends on progress of contagion curve, says Italian Sports Minister
Serie A has been suspended since 9 March and hopes to start in mid-June but is still waiting for government approval. Deaths from the epidemic in Italy climbed by 99 on Monday, the first tally below 100 since 9 March
Serie A clubs to resume group training from 18 May after government's green signal; restart date unclear
Serie A players are currently allowed to do individual training while respecting social distancing rules.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Serie A clubs to begin individual training sessions soon after letter of clarification from Italian interior ministry
Serie A teams will be able to start individual training sessions as of Monday amid the COVID-19 crisis, according to a letter sent by the Italian interior ministry to local authorities.
Italian PM Giuseppe Conte says professional sports teams can start training in May, no date for Serie A restart
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte gave the go-ahead on Sunday for professional sports teams to start training again in May following the novel coronavirus outbreak but did not set a date for soccer’s top-flight Serie A championship to resume.
Coronavirus outbreak has lifted approval ratings of leaders everywhere; don’t expect that to last long
Governments will have to decide how to stagger a return to relative normality from the coronavirus and how to deal with the emotional issues of inequality, unemployment and debt that will surge to the fore of the political debate
Coronavirus Outbreak: EU agrees on half-trillion-euro COVID-19 rescue plan; deal fails to mention how bloc will finance recovery during steep recession
For weeks, EU member states have struggled to present a united front in the face of the pandemic, squabbling over money, medical equipment, and drugs, border restrictions and trade curbs, amid fraught talks laying bare their bitter divisions.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Italy may relax lockdown measures by April end if spread of COVID-19 continues to slow, says PM Giuseppe Conte
Giuseppe Conte also said, 'We need to pick sectors that can restart their activity. If scientists confirm it, we might begin to relax some measures already by the end of this month'
In the weeks since all of Italy was ordered indoors — no football games, no visiting cafes or bars, no church services — the country made slow progress toward containing its severe coronavirus outbreak
Sassuolo won by 3-0 against Brescia before Serie A was suspended due to coronavirus outbreak in Italy
Italy to impose lockdown in Lombardy region, including Milan and Venice after confirmed coronavirus cases rise to by over 1,200 in 24 hrs
The number of coronavirus cases in Italy, Europe’s worst-hit country, reached 5,883 on Saturday, the civil protection agency said, the biggest daily rise since the epidemic began just over two weeks ago.
All sporting events in Italy will take place without fans present for at least the next month due to the virus outbreak in the country, the Italian government announced
The Italian government could lift its ban on sporting events by Monday in areas affected by the coronavirus if the number of cases stabilizes
Italy becomes frontline in global outbreak of coronavirus with 11 deaths; spread of disease 'inevitable' in US, warn health officials
A second European hotel was in lockdown on Wednesday as authorities around the world battled to prevent the spread of coronavirus, although a senior US health official said a pandemic was inevitable and urged Americans to prepare.
The Italian government is moving toward having football matches played behind closed doors in affected areas as authorities try to contain a spreading virus that has made northern Italy the focal point of the outbreak in Europe.