Final meetings and inspections of facilities for the 22 Technical Directors. Mornati “An extremely interesting experience”


The Italian Olympic delegation finished its visit to the facilities of the upcoming Paris 2024 Games. The final day began with a series of meetings at the headquarters of the Organising Committee of the forthcoming 2024 Olympic Games at the Pulse business centre on Rue Proudhon in the Saint-Denis district. The individual Technical Directors’ meetings were attended by the respective Committee Sport Managers of each sporting discipline.

CONI’s Chief of Mission and Secretary General Carlo Mornati and the Director of Olympic Preparation, Alessio Palombi, and his staff also met with the heads of the Organising Committee’s Functional Areas to delve into the aspects and needs of Italia team over the course of the Games.

An interesting tour to some competition sites took place in the afternoon, reaching the Stade de France and Porte de La Chapelle Arena where the Athletics, Gymnastics and Badminton competitions are scheduled respectively.

The Technical Directors were also able to fulfil any particular requests for individual visits to the other facilities not yet visited between yesterday and today to complete the logistical picture.

“It was an extremely interesting experience,” said Chief of Mission Mornati at the end of the two-day visit to the Olympic facilities, “the intense talks and analysis of the different needs were a very good taste of what awaits us over the coming days. These direct meetings with the Organising Committee – whom I thank on behalf of all participants – the visits to the accommodations and facilities, will allow the athletes of all disciplines to have the maximum assistance from the Italian mission within a tradition that has always seen CONI committed to encouraging participation under the banner of quality and competence.”

Participating in the visit of the Paris Facilities were: Antonio La Torre (TD Athletics), Cesare Butini (TD Swimming), Vincenzo De Luca (TD Sport Climbing), Lorenzo Pugliese (TD Badminton), Paola Porfiri (Team Manager - Rhythmic Gymnastics), Alberto Tappa (SG Italian Boxing Federation), Oscar Bertone (TD Diving), Carlo Silipo (CT Women’s Water Polo), Gianluca De Dominicis (TD International - Sports Dance), Stefano Cerioni (TD Fencing - Foil), Dario Chiadò (TD Fencing - Sword), Nicola Zanotti (DT Fencing - Sabre), Sante Spigarelli (President National Technical Commission - Archery), Laura Di Toma (TD Judo), Salvatore Avanzato (DT Wrestling), Oreste Perri (TD Canoe - Sprint), Francesco Iacobelli (Technical Sector - Canoe Slalom), Francesco Cattaneo (TD Rowing), Andrea Valentini (TD Modern Pentathlon), Roberto Amadio (Team Manager Cycling), Roberto Pentrella (SG Gymnastics Federation of Italy), Piero Capannini (Head of National Representatives - Skateboarding).