(ANSA) – ROME, JUN 16 – The city of Genoa will host the 2025 European fencing championships, while those of 2024 will be held in Basel. This was established by the Congress of the European Confederation held in Antalya (Turkey), the result of a historic vote that had the award of the 2024 edition up for grabs, for which the Ligurian capital and Basel ran. The challenge ended in a draw, 21 votes for each candidate, and so the congress decided to proceed by drawing lots, assigning the 2025 edition to the ‘loser’, which turned out to be Genoa.
“The coin betrayed us but we are delighted to have obtained this prestigious recognition and we will immediately get to work to give Genoa and Italy a great European in 2025”, the comment of the president of the Genoese promoting committee, Alessandro Garrone, who to Antalya presented the candidacy flanked by the president of the Italian fencing federation, Paolo Azzi. “Genoa deserved the organization of the European Championship and got it even if it will happen a year later because of the draw, but the appreciation for the proposal built was tangible – said Azzi -. The challenge against Basel was very tough but the The goodness of the work done during the candidacy has paid off, bringing the 2025 edition of the greatest continental event to Italy, which is added to the World Cup in Milan 2023 and the Paralympic one in Terni again next year. Italian will know how to be ready “. (HANDLE).
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