Appointment in the capital from 25 to 29 May. Fise president Marco Di Paola: “Here is our wonderful oval, thank you Rome”
After the boom of the tennis internationals, the spring of Rome embraces Piazza di Siena. A green format Piazza di Siena, with the open doors formula: the Csio Master D’Inzeo will not sell tickets, the break even has already been reached thanks to the sponsors and “without institutional contributions”, a fashionable clarification these days .
Everything is ready for the event which will take place from 25 to 29 May. Prize money of 900 thousand euros, 100 thousand more than the last edition, Galoppatoio dedicated to national competitions, Italy that promises well in the Nations Cup, the most classic appointment together with the Rome Prize. It will be the first act of a great year for horse riding as in October there will be the World Championships of complete and attacks in the splendid setting of the Pratoni del Vivaro, in the Castelli Romani. Another novelty: the entry into the era of the metaverse. For now only an appearance on a platform that will allow the broadcasting of the races via streaming, waiting for a real virtual reality to be created in which to experience Piazza di Siena even from a distance.
Virtually all the major city and sports authorities were there. “Here is our wonderful oval, thank you Rome”, says the president of Fise, Marco Di Paola. “A sport that lives nature”, adds the mayor Roberto Gualtieri. Nicola Zingaretti, president of the Lazio Region, makes an announcement: the rebirth of the center of Castelgandolfo for canoeing with an investment of four million euros in the resources of the PNRR. The president of Coni Giovanni Malagò wants to remember the two times in which the CSIO did not take place. “For the 1960 Olympics and for the 1988 World Cup, which took place in that Flaminio stadium that the new administration inherited in conditions we know. Seeing today’s Piazza di Siena it is worth remembering that we are here today, after having traveled a long way. In short, we come from afar ”. The CEO of Sport and Health Vito Cozzoli, the 2022 edition takes place under the “banner of tradition, sustainability, innovation”. The general manager Diego Nepi Molineris is instead the man who had the intuition of the doors open to Piazza di Siena after the years of overcrowding of stands and grandstands that reduced the charm of the place: “With the official presentation of Piazza di Siena we are inaugurating another stage of what we have renamed, in the name of sport and socialization, the Rome Olympics, an Olympics that began with the Tennis Internationals and which will continue with the Padel Major, the Taekwondo Grand Prix, the Beach Volleyball World Championships, ending with the Skate World Tour at Colle Oppio “.
ITALY TESTS US
Italy presents itself with different hopes in the great ball of the Nations Cup in which ten teams will participate. Ours is formed by Francesca Ciriaci, Lorenzo De Luca, Antonio Garofalo, Luca Marziale and Riccardo Pisani. All in a context dominated by the “Zero” of the turf and the three major themes of the climate emergency: deforestation, impact, emissions. Hence the #ZeroDIE brand. The countdown can begin.
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