(ANSA) – ROME, 12 DEC – The President of the Italian Paralympic Committee Luca Pancalli has been elected, for the second consecutive time, a member of the governing board of the International Paralympic Committee, the reference body for world Paralympic sport. The vote took place at the IPC General Assembly which was held in Düsserdolf, Germany, and which reconfirmed Andrew Parsons as President. The number one of the CIP surpassed the competition of 25 candidates, resulting the most voted among the Europeans and one of the two representatives of the Old Continent on the board.
Luca Pancalli had already been the first Italian to hold this post.
“I want to thank all the delegates of the General Assembly for their renewed confidence. I consider this result a certificate of esteem for the entire Italian Paralympic movement – declared Luca Pancalli at the end of the vote – which, in recent years, has managed to become a point of reference all over the world both in terms of sporting results and from an organizational point of view. I take this opportunity to wish you a big good luck and my sincere congratulations to my friend Andrew Parsons who has given prestige and visibility to the international Paralympic movement and which I am sure will give a further impetus to the growth of this sporting family “. (HANDLE).
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