ITALIAN NOC ORGANISES INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON ON SPORT IN THE EVOLUTIVE AGE
14 June 2012
Rome, 14th June – the CONI hall of honour this week hosted the international seminar "sport in the evolutive age", which the Italian NOC has organised as part of a programme for the development of future talents.
President Gianni Petrucci opened the seminar underlining the importance of the theme for the future of sport, and in his introductory report on the preparation of future generations of athletes secretary general Raffaele Pagnozzi pointed out the need to work on the young and prepare for future Olympics well in advance. He also advocated a law that could involve the children of immigrants in sport, bringing forward from 18 to 14 the age when these athletes can obtain dual nationality.
The seminar, in two parts, included the presentation of the new pilot project "2020 talents" by Rossana Ciuffetti, the CONI director for sport and Olympic preparation, and talks by numerous Italian and foreign experts, including ten professors from both Italian and American elite universities, who underlined the importance of diversified technical development at each stage of a young athlete's career.
The guest of honour at the seminar was the president of the International Committee for the Mediterranean Games Amar Addadi, who attended the works and also the signature of an exchange agreement between the NOCs of Italy and Libya, underwritten by CONI secretary general Raffaele Pagnozzi and the president of the Libyan Olympic committee Nabil Al Alem.