Figure skating, Carolina is enchanting: record on her 27th birthday. Italy fourth
A heat to remember, letting us forget the nightmare of Vancouver 2010 and confirming Carolina Kostner among the elite of figure skating. Her score was 70.84, a personal best and 2nd place behind the home champion, Yulia Lipnitskaya, the remarkable Russian, who scored 72.90. The Japanese Mao Asada was 3rd. Carolina is... readmore
Luge: Zoeggeler third after the first two heats. Medals awarded tomorrow
First two heats for the podium places. Armin Zoeggeler finished the opening day in 3rd place in the Luge Singles.The Italian flag-carrier recorded an overall time of 1’44.893”, behind the German Loch, first in 1’44.149”, and the Russian Demechenko (1’44.443”). The other azzurro, Dominik Fischnaller, finished in 1’45.269”,... readmore
PM Letta in the Village, greetings and gifts to the azzurri. "They will be up to the task. The Government fully supports the bid for 2024"
The sun illuminates building 20 of the Coastal Village of Adler, proudly wrapped in the tricolour flags. This is the fine sight greets the arrival of Prime Minister Enrico Letta at the headquarters of the Italian mission. The Premier has kept his promise. He wanted to greet the athletes, the technical staff and all the... readmore
Today's results 8 February
CROSS COUNTRY Start Athletes M/W Event Venue Results 11:00 14:00 Debora Agreiter Elisa Brocard Virginia De Martin Topranin Marina Piller W 7,5 Km. TC + 7,5 Km. TL final Laura 30. 32. 44. 16. PATTINAGGIO VELOCITA' Start Athletes M/W Event Venue Results 12:30 15:30 Andrea... readmore
Comments from Fill, Paris, Innerhofer, Heel after their third downhill training runs
Comments from Peter Fill, Dominik Paris, Christof Innerhofer, Werner Heel, after their third downhill training runs on Saturday.Peter FILL On his performance in training: "The course is pretty much like yesterday. It is very technical, very difficult. You need to get fast and remain fast. There are big jumps". On his... readmore
Italian PM Enrico Letta at the Italy House - "It's just wonderful being here standing beside our athletes, we are on the front lines in the fight against discrimination"
"I'm at home here." A warm smile and a handshake with each person. No formalities, just the desire to share these highly emotional moments. The Premier, Enrico Letta had supper at the Italy House in the Adler District, after the opening ceremonies of the Sochi Olympic Games."I was so very moved seeing our team entering in... readmore
Zoeggeler, Italian tricolor pride in Sochi. Italian PM Enrico Letta greets the Azzurri parade
The play of light, the suggestions of colours, the five circles that dominate the scene and when an electrical problem does not transform the last snowflake in the fifth ring, the festival goes ahead anyway. That’s because those circles, for what they symbolise anyway, appear to be a majestic emblem of a global event that... readmore
Today's results 6 february
FREESTYLE Start Athletes M/W Event Venue Results 15:00 18:00 Deborah Scanzio W Moguls Qualification Rosa Khutor Extreme 13ª FIGURE SKATING Start Athletes M/W Event Venue Results 16:30 19:30 Paul Parkinson M Short Program... readmore
Stefania Berton (Figure Skating): "Amazing to be out there"
Comments from figure skater Stefania Berton, following her performance with Ondrej Hotarek in the pairs team event short programme at the Iceberg Skating Palace on Thursday.On competing at the Olympics: "It felt amazing to be out there. There wasn't as much pressure because we were part of a whole team. It... readmore
"The Italian Azzurri team in Sochi is presented in Casa Italia. Malagò:" We want to improve on Vancouver"
Italy is ready. One hundred and thirteen athletes to chase the Olympic dream, with a manifesto of purpose marked by a healthy realism, justifiable hopes and an ambitious program, which looks to the future. The Italian Azzurri mission for the XXII Olympic Winter Games was presented by the President of the CONI, Giovanni... readmore