POSTED: October 8th 2015
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Rome 2024 bid announces new Olympic education plan

Alessia Filippi, Giovanni Malagò CONI President, Federico Marchetti, Oxana Corso, Luca di Montezemolo President Roma 2024, Daniele De Rossi, Elisa Santoni, Alessio Sarri and Luca Pancalli Rome 2024 Vice President and President of the Paralympic Committee
Alessia Filippi, Giovanni Malagò CONI President, Federico Marchetti, Oxana Corso, Luca di Montezemolo President Roma 2024, Daniele De Rossi, Elisa Santoni, Alessio Sarri and Luca Pancalli Rome 2024 Vice President and President of the Paralympic Committee

LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) Rome 2024 Olympic bid is ramping up its education program to reach out to over 460,000 Italian children over the next two years as part of the Eternal City's bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Rome 2024 Olympic bid, represented by President Luca di Montezemolo, and the Regional Education Office (Urs), represented by General Director Gildo De Angelis, signed an agreement today to "to define and implement a program of Olympic education among young people and children that will take place during Rome's path to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games of 2024".

Bid chief Montezemolo said, "It allows everyone to start from the same condition and compete on equal terms in the most important race, the race of life."

"This is the starting point of a journey - said de Angelis - to be developed over the next two years through the implementation of initiatives aimed at the accomplishment of the educational value of sport giving the opportunity to our students to develop a new sport culture."

The agreement will cover the following points working with the local educational institutions:

• Helping to improve national sport activity among young people from early school age (including children and young people with disabilities).

• Promoting healthy lifestyles and nutrition

• Valuing diversity and social inclusion, promoting gender equality, educating against all forms of bullying and violence

• Building, from primary school age up, conscious new generations and to prevent, in this way, violence, bullying and racial and gender discrimination

• Organising meetings with teachers on issues related to the Olympics, and providing them the right tools to explain to children the transformative effect that the Games will have on their city.

As well the bid committee announced that there will be a joint working group made up of three representatives of Usr Lazio and three of the Rome 2024 Committee, which will cooperate with CONI, School Policies Department of the Common of Rome and CIP will work together to reach this goal.

Should Rome win the IOC nod, the program which also involves multimedia kits, organization of competitions and workshops, will be extended to a national level.

**LAURA WALDEN has over twenty-five years of experience in the Olympic Movement, formerly at the European Olympic Committees with SportEurope under former IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge and IOC Member Mario Pescante. She worked with the Rome 2004 and Turin 2006 Olympic bids and also managed PR & media for Dr. Jacques Rogge during his campaign for the presidency.


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