The Italia Team flies to the Mediterranean Games in Oran 2022. In the early afternoon, the Italian team, led by the Olympic karate champion, Luigi Busà, standard-bearer together with Diana Bacosi in the opening ceremony on Saturday 25 June, left for the Algeria to take part in the 19th edition of the multidisciplinary event reserved for Mediterranean countries, scheduled in the North African country until 6 July.
About 180 Azzurri, the first group of the 370 expected in Algeria overall, boarded at Fiumicino airport on an Airbus A350 / 900 ITA Airways flight, CONI partner, named after “Marcello Lippi”, in the presence of the Secretary CONI general, Carlo Mornati, who will join the team on Saturday.
Among the athletes of the Italia Team who started today there were the under 18 national football team, the men’s and women’s volleyball selections, the youth water polo, the ‘Fairies’ and the gymnastics blues, the wrestlers, including the Olympic bronze Abraham Conyedo, and the national teams of badminton, bowls, karate, boxing, table tennis and sailing.
The other standard-bearer of Italy Team, Diana Bacosi, will start on Saturday together with the other Olympic medalists in skeet shooting and the Azzurri in judo, handball, tennis and target shooting. (photo Ferraro CONI)