POSTED: April 14th 2016
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Olympics: Rome 2024 signs a partnership with the Regional Education Office for Calabria

(L-R) Regional President Coni Calabria, Maurizio Condipodero; Rome 2024 Bid Committee President, Luca di Montezemolo; and Regional School for Calabria Director General, Diego Bouche at signing event © Rome 2024
(L-R) Regional President Coni Calabria, Maurizio Condipodero; Rome 2024 Bid Committee President, Luca di Montezemolo; and Regional School for Calabria Director General, Diego Bouche at signing event © Rome 2024

Signing ceremony © Rome 2024
Signing ceremony © Rome 2024

MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) A partnership was signed between the Rome 2024 Bid Committee and the Regional Education Office for Calabria. The agreement will aid in spreading the values of Olympic and Paralympic Games among young students, along with promoting sports culture.

The signing event was held in Crotone and attended by over 3,000 students. Also, Rome 2024 Bid Committee President, Luca di Montezemolo; Regional School for Calabria Director General, Diego Bouche; Mayor of the City of Crotone, Peppino Vallone; Regional Council of Students Calabria President, Giovanni Di Bartolo; Council of Students Crotone, Gianpiero La Vecchia; and Regional President Coni Calabria, Maurizio Condipodero attended the event. President Montezemolo illustrated the Olympic Project and Vision for Rome 2024.

The partnership is for the development of educational cooperation programs, including joint actions in all Calabrian schools. It aims to promote sport culture and education, encourage the adoption of healthy lifestyles, enhance the ethic of respect, develop activities to promote the culture of peace, and engage teachers on the issues that are related to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Shared activities will be planned with a working group that is made up of representatives of the Rome 2024 Bid Committee and the Regional Education Office for Calabria, along with the support of Coni Calabria.

An initiative was launched called, "Crotone for Roma 2024 - A project of Olympic Education in Schools," by the Student Council of Crotone with support from the Presidents of the Student Councils of Catanzaro, Cosenza, Vibo Valentia, and Reggio Calabria. This only showcases how committed Calabria is in the Olympic dream and wants to see Rome be awarded the 2024 Olympic Games.

"We came to Crotone with great pleasure...because the 2024 Games will involve not only Rome but the entire country and we want everyone's support especially of the young people who will be the future athletes of 2024. We need to team up with all the Italian regions and use the bid to convey the right message of a healthy way of life and the values of Olympic and Paralympic sport to our students," expressed President Montezemolo.

He added, "The Olympic Games are a great message of peace. This is why Rome would begin torch relay in Lampedusa and pass by Crotone if successful with 2024 bid. It would honor its Olympic history and give a strong sign to the south of our country."

"Olympic Games, the Calabrian students with Roma 2024...Why are we here? Because Crotone...it is the true home of the Olympics of Magna Graecia. It is the city of athletes. And athletes like Milo of Croton wrote the history of the Olympics," said President Montezemolo.

Director Bouche stated, "The Calabrian School is not new to activities directed to the promotion of the Olympic culture. The ATP - Office of Physical and Sports Education of Crotone, endorsed by the Ministry of Education and the Superintendent for Archaeological heritage of Calabria, studies the roots of Olympism and works on targeted projects since a long time."

** MARISSA FLANDERS is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Business. She has over four years of writing experience and has a real passion for ice hockey following the Pittsburgh Penguins on her blog www.thepenshockeyshow.com.


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