Sport in the foreground at the Meeting of Friendship among the Peoples of Rimini

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– ROME, AUG 20 – The 42nd edition of the Meeting for friendship among the peoples of Rimini opened today with the inauguration of the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella, introduced by Bernhard Scholz, President of the Meeting Foundation for friendship between peoples.

To kick off the first day of conferences, which will close on 25 August, the meeting with the great talents of Italian sport, organized in collaboration with Star Biz, a company of the Master Group Sport group, entitled “The courage of the challenge. Go beyond the limits “. Opening of the event entrusted to the Undersecretary of State to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers with responsibility for sport, as well as multiple Olympic medalist, Valentina Vezzali: “We must be able to satisfy the desire for sport that is mounting especially after the successes of this Italian summer. Those successes they are the result of the silent and passionate work of thousands of volunteers and amateur associations, but also of the sport reform launched in 2018 which has the merit, first of all, of having brought about 160 million euros more to the sports movement in two years “.

We discussed issues related to the courage of the challenge, the overcoming of one’s limits, what makes so many “I’s” become one “we”, the management of emotions, through the testimony of three made in Italy champions. The midfielder of the national team and of Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio Matteo Pessina, fresh from the victorious national team that triumphed at the European football championships, the swimmer Gregorio Paltrinieri, protagonist with a silver and a bronze at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and the only Italian driver in Formula One, Antonio Giovinazzi. An interview and a wide-ranging dialogue with the new protagonists of Italian sport, moderated by the journalist Davide Perillo, who investigated the more human aspects of sport, those that can be considered an expression of that “courage to say” I “indicated. in the title of this year’s edition. (HANDLE).