(ANSA) – BEIJING, 20 FEB – In view of Milan-Cortina 2026 and in the efforts to arrive prepared, “we dutifully requested a contribution to plan four years at best. We are already late and for months every week is a good one. to unblock the situation, even if we are already late because we were already expecting it between September and December “.
Coni president Giovanni Malagò, drawing up a balance sheet at the end of the mission in Beijing 2022, also spoke about the upcoming Winter Games, recalling that “the average age of the Azzurri medalists in Beijing was around 26 years and it is an excellent sign”, but “here it is about taking boys and girls aged 15 to 18 who have to be for 4 years in a permanent retirement reasoning and funding is needed. Those who host the Olympics do much better, you play the wild card because you are in everywhere “.
“In what will Milan-Cortina 2026 be better than Beijing 2022? The key topic is the soul, the atmosphere. Surely here everything was particularly conditioned by the pandemic, but I know how the Games were in South Korea, where there is no ‘it was the pandemic: in PyeongChang when Sofia Goggia won the descent, there were 137 people present. We will make a difference on this. ” (HANDLE).