Genoa – All the Sport of Liguria in 400 pages. The Ligurian Yearbook of Sport, created with the patronage of the Liguria Region under the aegis of Coni, CIP and Ussi, arrives in 2021 at the end of a long period of renewal of national, regional and provincial offices from all over the sports world: 44 Federations, 19 Associated Disciplines, 15 Promotion Bodies and 19 Meritorious Associations.
It is the identity card of the Ligurian sports movement that resists the devastating effects of Covid-19, more than 15 months between lockdowns and strong restrictions on sports, especially at the base. L’Yearbook Ligure of Sport 2021, created by journalists Michele Corti and Marco Callai as part of the 22nd edition of the Stars in Sport project, surveys Institutions, Sports and Media. The institutional chapter summarizes the Mayors and Sports Departments of the 235 municipalities of Liguria. Then, discipline by discipline, all the references of regional and provincial committees and delegations together with the over two thousand sports clubs.
This 14th edition comes out on the eve of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. In cover, many of the Ligurian protagonists in Japan: Alice and Asia d’Amato (gymnastics), Viviana Bottaro (karate), Chiara Rebagliati (archery), Davide Re and Luminosa Bogliolo (athletics), Martina Carraro, Francesco Bocciardo and Alberto Razzetti (swimming), Gian Filippo Mirabile (rowing), Lorenzo Musetti (tennis), the world champion Settebello and the synchronized vice world champions. They were joined in extremis by Matteo Orsi (table tennis), Francesca Salvadé (equestrian sports).
Space and attention are also dedicated to the Stars in Sport and Sport Ability projects, as well as to major events: The Ocean Race 2021-2022 and Genoa European Capital of Sport 2024. The Yearbook can be ordered to the email firstname.lastname@example.org or purchased directly at the All Sport Genova showroom (Via Scribanti 27 red) at a cost of 15 euros. Part of the proceeds will be donated to Gigi Ghirotti Onlus, to which all the events of Stelle in Sport are dedicated.
A volume that, as always, tells us about our best-known champions and at the same time leads us to discover the many clubs that work every day, promoting the growth of the many athletes who are the basis of the past, present and future success of Ligurian sport “, he writes in his opening address the governor Giovanni Toti. “Leafing through the pages of the Ligurian Yearbook of Sport – underlines the regional councilor for sport Simona Ferro – we realize that we can no longer allow sport to disappear from our lives. Sport is a path of growth, when you are young, and a healthy path when you are no longer so young: sport is life. Ours. “He talks about the sport-social combination Ilaria Cavo, regional councilor for social policies: “This work arrives in one year, 2021, which must represent the restart after the pandemic. And never as in this moment is it important to combine sport as a factor of social inclusion. My Department, first as a sport now as a social one and always with training and education, has carried out this union in the Region with various projects thanks also to the resources of the European Social Fund ”.
Mayor Marco Bucci speaks of the “Genova model”. “Working in the present to change the future for the better is the slogan that will guide our work for sport in the coming years. The same motto that inspires the tens of thousands of people who, in Genoa and Liguria, gravitate around the world of sport and that I want to thank one by one. It is important to remember them all, as the Ligurian Sports Yearbook does with its usual attention and passion: a precious and complete tool for analyzing sport in Liguria, the result of the patient and painstaking work of the LiguriaSport.com editorial staff, whom I thank on behalf of City and of all Genoese citizens ”. Stefano Anzalone, advisor with responsibility for sport, adds: “Once again, teaming up has proved to be the winning formula. The presidents, the associates held out and continued, even virtually, to feel and make them feel that they were something more than an assembly of members and members, but they were sportsmen who, through the value of sport, could also resist this. pandemic. Very demanding future challenges await us, which will include not only recovering what has been lost, but we will have to double those goals that we set ourselves before this dramatic period ”. A look at “Genoa 2024” is launched by the city councilor Vittorio Ottonello: “The great theme of Genoa, the European capital of sport, represents an opportunity and a challenge in telling Europe that Genoa is the protagonist of important achievements in numerous fields, such as to be defined as the“ Genoa model ”in the world. For Genoa an excellent opportunity to relaunch the sporting culture, the promotion of school motor activity, social sport, competitive events at national and international level “.
A fundamental work, the Ligurian Yearbook of Sport 2021, along the road to the total restart of Sport, to reaffirm the values and importance of a movement that in Liguria has almost 165,000 athletes, 19,000 managers, 9,500 technicians and 4,500 officials race. “A point of reference for all sports operators and this year it is even more significant because it” photographs “the situation of Ligurian Sport after the pandemic”, he explains Antonio Micillo, president of Coni Liguria. “We cannot fail to underline how the sports movement, especially for indoor sports, has suffered. For some it was a year-long stop and it is not easy to keep a qualitative and quantitative standard. Certainly some companies have had to raise the white flag but I am sure that the whole movement will restart and will do so with greater awareness and with more consolidated skills. Thanks to the complex and wide-ranging work carried out by Michele Corti and Marco Callai, supported by their passion combined with great professionalism and competence, we still have evidence of a still winning Ligurian Sports World ”. He dwells on the theme of sport as a fundamental tool for integration Gaetano Cuozzo, president of CIP Liguria: “The sporting practice of disabled people is fundamental. In these cases, sport must be able to count not only in overcoming prejudices, but also in adequate resources, trained technicians, aids, breaking down barriers, and above all in a widespread culture of integration. In Liguria there are still too many sports facilities that are inaccessible for the disabled and this limits the development that our movement could have ”.
The Yearbook was presented in the Transparency Room of the Liguria Region in the presence of Simona Ferro (Liguria Region Sport Association), Stefano Anzalone and Vittorio Ottonello (Delegated Councilors at the Commercial of the Municipality of Genoa), Franco Melis (Coni Liguria). Guests of honor are the protagonists of the Colombo Volley Genoa, fresh Under 19 Italian Champions who received one special “Oscar” of Stars in Sport. As per tradition the authors will meet sports and technical managers on the territory in some Open Day. Thursday 15 July (16-19) at the All Sport Genova showroom, Friday 16 July (12-14) in Savona, at the Coni headquarters and Monday 19 July (12-14) in Rapallo, at the Rapallo Golf and Tennis Club.
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