Tokyo Olympics, Malagò: “Record of a multi-ethnic and super integrated Italy”
“It is a multi-ethnic and super integrated Italy” the one that achieved the record of medals (40) won at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics: this was declared by the president of Coni, Giovanni Malagò, during the press conference at Casa Italia during the which was drawn up a final balance of the blue expedition to the Games.
“I was convinced that we would reach 39 medals: my forecasts have been improved with a historical record” said Malagò, who added that the athletes will be received on 23 September at the Quirinale by the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, for the ceremony for the return of the Italian flag.
“We have made a country happy,” the president of Coni underlined. “The responsibility was great, but undoubtedly – he continued – this team that manages the Olympic Committee is very competent, a very rare thing in our world. We did it for Coni, which must be more central to the institutional life of the country ”.
“For the first time in history, Italy has won at least one medal in each of the days of competition, a record that no one will be able to beat but only equal” continued Malagò.
According to Malagò “the credibility of Italian sport is at the highest levels: the ideal conditions have been created to host major events in Italy”, underlining that “for the first time all Italians cheered at the highest level for all the Azzurri”.
The president of Coni then underlined that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics were “a sensationally won bet by the IOC, which I am honored to represent, the organizing committee, the Japanese government and local authorities”.