Stories by Andrew Dampf

Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015

Focus on tall teen is weight and fitness this season

Robert Bobroczky, a 15-year-old who is 7-foot-6, is based at a Rome basketball academy that has decided to dedicate this season exclusively to fitness and strength for him.
By Andrew Dampf

Monday, Dec. 21, 2015

New parallel format getting good reviews from competitors

LA VILLA, Italy - With Norwegian standouts Kjetil Jansrud and Aksel Lund Svindal taking the top two spots, the new head-to-head event of parallel giant slalom made a positive debut on the World ...
By Andrew Dampf

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015

Italian wins swimming marathon in Russia

KAZAN, Russia - Simone Ruffini's victory in swimming's version of the marathon at the world championships involved a parade of emotions on Saturday.
By Andrew Dampf

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

Vonn sets record for World Cup victories

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy - Lindsey Vonn won a super-G for her record 63rd World Cup victory and celebrated with an embrace from boyfriend Tiger Woods.
By Andrew Dampf

Monday, Dec. 15, 2014

Rome considers bid for 2024 Olympic Games

ROME - Sailing in Sardinia. Boxing in Florence. Basketball in Milan. Water polo in Naples. How about badminton or archery in St. Peter's Square?
By Andrew Dampf

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Nadal, Djokovic to play for title in Rome

ROME - Top-ranked Rafael Nadal and No. 2 Novak Djokovic will renew their rivalry in the Italian Open final Sunday.
By Andrew Dampf

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Senna remembered on anniversary of death

Fans, family members plus fellow and current Formula One drivers attended a solemn but also festive memorial Thursday to mark the exact 20th anniversary of Ayrton Senna's death.
By Andrew Dampf

Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

U.S. women's speed team has breakthrough

The U.S. women's speed team had a breakthrough in Friday's downhill two weeks before the opening ceremony for the Sochi Olympics.
By Andrew Dampf

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013

IOC president wants strong US bid

ROME - New IOC president Thomas Bach is pleased with the Italian government's support for a 2024 Summer Olympics bid and said it's "time for the United States to present a strong bid."
By Andrew Dampf

Monday, Oct. 14, 2013

Vonn set to return

Lindsey Vonn is about to start training in Europe as she prepares for a possible return from right knee surgery at next week's World Cup opener.
By Andrew Dampf

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Franklin to swim in eight events at worlds

BARCELONA, Spain - Missy Franklin's planning to swim a Michael Phelps-like load of eight events at the world championships which begin on Sunday.
By Andrew Dampf

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Jamaican sprinters under criminal investigation

Former 100-meter world-record holder Asafa Powell, Jamaican teammate Sherone Simpson and their trainer were formally placed under criminal investigation for violating Italy's doping laws, police ...
By Andrew Dampf

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Italy edges out Uruguay 3-2 in penalty kicks

Italy showed it still had plenty of resolve following a crushing Confederation's Cup loss to Spain, battling Uruguay on Sunday and taking third place after a 3-2 win on penalty kicks.
By Andrew Dampf

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Spain makes it to final

FORTALEZA, Brazil - Jesus Navas scored the decisive penalty as World Cup holder Spain beat Italy 7-6 in a shootout Thursday after extra time ended 0-0, setting up a showdown with host Brazil in ...
By Andrew Dampf

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Nadal, Serena prevail in Italian Open

ROME - After all these years, Rafael Nadal still knows how to dominate Roger Federer.
By Andrew Dampf

Monday, May 6, 2013

Tour de France winner rides in small event

ISCHIA, Italy - Unlike Lance Armstrong, Bradley Wiggins didn't need to be recruited for the Giro d'Italia with a $1 million commitment. Wiggins, last year's Tour de France champion, is riding in ...
By Andrew Dampf

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

Vonn out for the season following crash

SCHLADMING, Austria - All it took was a moment. Lindsey Vonn landed hard and tumbled face first with a piercing shriek. Just like that, her season was done.
By Andrew Dampf

Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013

Vonn is healthy, ready for world championships

American ski racer Lindsey Vonn says she is as prepared as ever entering this week's world championships in Austria.
By Andrew Dampf

Monday, Dec. 31, 2012

New US coach makes impact on skiing team

Austrian star Andreas Evers took over as head speed coach for the U.S. team - and he's had an immediate impact.
By Andrew Dampf

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012

U.S. skier wins World Cup downhill

American Steven Nyman took advantage of changing conditions Saturday for an improbable win in a World Cup downhill that was shortened because of heavy snowfall and low visibility.
By Andrew Dampf
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