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Errigo and Tamberi, chosen as the Italian flag-bearers for Paris 2024, set to receive the Tricolore from Mattarella on 13 Jun


Arianna Errigo and Gianmarco Tamberi have been selected as the Italia Team's flag-bearers for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The announcement was made by CONI President Giovanni Malagò during the CONI National Council meeting.

Arianna Errigo, a multiple champion in fencing, including a team foil gold medal and individual silver medal at London 2012, as well as a team bronze medal at Tokyo 2020, and mother to twins Mirea and Stefano, follows in the footsteps of Valentina Vezzali from the same discipline, who carried the flag for Italy in the London edition. Tamberi, Olympic champion in Tokyo 2020 and reigning world and European champion in the high jump, follows on in athletics from Pietro Mennea, who paraded the flag in Seoul in 1988. This is the second time in the history of the Summer Olympics that the Italian team has opted for two flag bearers, implementing indications from the IOC promoting gender equality among athletes: it had previously happened in Tokyo 2020 with Jessica Rossi (shooting) and Elia Viviani (cycling).

Errigo and Tamberi will receive the Tricolore from President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella on 13 June at 11 a.m. at the Quirinale, alongside the flag-bearers of the Italian Paralympic Committee.

The two standard-bearers will parade in the iconic opening ceremony, scheduled to take place along the Seine, on Friday 26 July.

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