The men's World Cup donwhill race in Bormio went to Italy's Cristof Innerhofer, who started the race wearing the number one bib. Last year's winner, US former champion Bode Miller, finished the race in fourth.
Labour protests have added to the turbulance at Rome's Fiumicino airport, forcing the Italian national carrier, Alitalia, to cancel 43 fights. Protests by ground crew on Monday caused 74 cancellations.
The Italian government announced that assets worth around 4 billion euros were seized from the mafia in 2008, three times the total of last year. Some 60% of the assets were composed of real estate holdings.
Austria's Michael Walchhofer won a men's alpine skiing World Cup downhill on Saturday beating American Bode Miller who was 00.38 seconds behind in second place. Canada's Manuel Osborne-Paradis was third.
Werner Heel won the Val Gardena Super-G, which counts towards the World Cup. It's the first time since 2001 that an Italian skier has won this race in Italy. Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal retained his lead at the top of the overall standings.
Calisto Tanzi, founder and ex-boss of Italy's Parmalat, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his involvement in a huge fraud scandal that bankrupted the food giant in 2003 and wiped out the savings of 135,000 Italians.