Never have so many Italians taken part in the Games: 370, an historic record! Surpassing Athens 2004


The National Teams Technical Director, Antonio La Torre, has announced the Italian national team's qualifying invitation to the Tokyo Olympic Games (athletics programme: 30th July - 8th August). The Italian team is made up of 76 athletes, including 41 men and 35 women, the highest number ever recorded at the Olympics for Italian athletics.  

The number of Italian athletes qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has therefore risen to 370 (185 men, 185 women) in 34 different disciplines: this is the all-time qualifying record for the Olympics in Italian history. It surpassed the previous record set in Athens 2004, when 367 Italian athletes competed. Today's exploit is to be added to those already achieved in recent weeks, when the Italian Team had recorded the highest number ever linked to the number of female participants and those relating to qualifying individuals. Today, the last wall has been knocked down: history has been written.