Winter Olympics
Olympics

rings

 Olympics Front
 Sport by Sport
 Gallery
 History
 Nagano
ArrowCountries
    Related Items
 Get more resources and links on our International section's Italy Page.




 


flag
Location: Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia
Population: 56.3 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Rome
Comparative area: Slightly larger than Arizona
Religions: Roman Catholic 98 percent, other 2 percent
Landscape: Italy is shaped like a boot, with the toe pointing toward the offshore Italian island of Sicily; country got its name from the ancient Romans; the Romans called the southern part of the peninsula "Italia," meaning "land of oxen" or "grazing land"; mostly rugged and mountainous; some plains, coastal lowlands
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1915

Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

News

Friday, Feb. 20: In Giant Slalom, a Slick Win for Compagnoni
Sunday, Feb. 15: Two Share Gold in Two-Man Bobsled

The Associated Press
Read more about athletes from Italy at the Olympics from the AP.

The Washington Post
Read more about athletes from Italy at the Olympics from The Washington Post.
  

© Copyright 1998 The Washington Post Company

Back to the Top



Olympics Front | Sport by Sport | Gallery | History | Nagano | Countries
Olympics
 
Yellow Pages