This morning was held at the headquarters of the historic Società Canottieri Firenze, in a charming location at the foot of Ponte Vecchio, the press conference to present the partnership between the TRISOME GAMES 2016 and GIVOVA .
The city of Florence will host, in fact, from 15 to 22 July 2016 the first edition of the “Trisome Games”, the first Olympics reserved for athletes with Down syndrome.
The event, organized by the Local Organizing Committee, chaired by Alessio Focardi, this year has been assigned to Italy and specifically in Florence by the Su-Ds – Sports Union for athletes with Down Syndrome – the international body that oversees the sport for athletes suffering from Trisomy 21.
The prestigious event can boast an equally prestigious sponsor, GIVOVA, which once again demonstrates, in intent and with the facts, to be close to sport and social.
The athletes will be engaged in 9 sports disciplines: athletics, swimming, synchronized swimming, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, futsal, judo, tennis, table tennis.
The Olympics of Florence will be dedicated only to athletes with Down syndrome: at the moment there are already registered 34 nations from the 5 continents with the presence of almost 900 athletes and technicians.
The Trisome Village will also be set up in the Campo di Marte area. The opening ceremony is scheduled in Piazza della Signoria and in the Salone dei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio will be held the world congress of the Paralympic associations.
Exceptional test will be the athlete Nicole Orlando, a disabled champion who won 5 medals at the Iaads World Championships in South Africa.
GIVOVA shares the aims and objectives of this noble event, above all in reference to the abatement of stereotypes and prejudices.
Sport must necessarily be close to the social, as a vehicle for inclusion and integration, and a means that overcomes all obstacles
This year, for the sport, the jump will really be “higher”, thanks to a sponsor like GIVOVA, who has always shared the most healthy and positive values.
Fifty days left, at the great Florentine event of the Trisome Games , which in the meantime have landed at Palazzo Vecchio, for a dinner desired by the City of Florence and the Tuscany Region held last May 23 in the Sala d’Arme della seat of the Municipality, symbol of the city. At the promotional meeting were the Mayor Dario Nardella , the commissioners Andrea Vannucci and Sara Funaro , the President of the Regional Council Eugenio Giani , the regional councilor Stefania Saccardi , the godmother of the Trisome Games Matilde Renziaccompanied by his sister-in-law Agnese Renzi , the national FISDIR President Marco Borzacchini, the FISDIR Delegate Tuscany Nevio Massai , the CIP President of Tuscany Massimo Porciani, the President of Coni Toscana Salvatore Sanzo , the President of COL dei Trisome Games Alessio Focardi , and the highest authorities of the territory, together with some representatives of Florentine entrepreneurship. The city and its institutions look forward to the great event that will involve Florence from 15 to 22 July , with many athletes with Down syndrome ready to fight for a medal, have fun and entertain.