Rome – Knows of a profound discomfort Malagò’s choice. The President of the Coni has moved the headquarters of elections of May 2021 in Milan, at the Tennis Club Milano Alberto Bonacossa. Far from Rome. Far away. The city that denied her the candidacy for the 2024 Olympics, which will take place in Milan. The city that hosts the government control room.
Politics did not seem to smile too much at sport, in these last years. After the choice of the Rays not to support Rome for the Games of 2024, here is also the Minister of Sport to take the breath away from Coni. Malagò says it and reiterates it. Autonomy is at risk. And already the sentence seems to have been expressed at International Olympic Committee. There is a dense network of communications between Thomas Bach and Giuseppe Conte. The latter is said quite worried about a muted situation, which until now has not found a solution, without the required interventions in the law.
The problem is always the same: it sport must stay away from politics. And so Malagò chooses Milan, where Coni was born and was formed. In 1946 it was Giulio Onesti to organize presidential elections there. Where is the Coni came to life. As if we went back to our origins and were reborn from any “rubble” caused by the government. It is at the limit there “autonomy” issue. Soon the IOC will communicate its decision and the fear is to follow the fate of Belarus. No national flag at the Olympics, no anthem for the Azzurri, no tricolor flag. The usual handover ceremony seems to vanish as well between Mattarella and the flag-bearer athlete. Could have a hole in the date of 2021: Italy could compete in the Olympics without national identity. A serious fact, probably. Never happened before.
After 75 years the elections will take place in Milan. Above all, seat of the upcoming Winter Olympic Games of 2026, together with Cortina. A superstitious and significant gesture: “In the same club where 75 years ago Onesti started the reconstruction of the Coni that everyone still envies us today, the Coni that today I am trying to defend“, Malagò said, continuing: “There is a new letter from President Bach to the Premier – revealed – in which it was emphasized that all the promises that Conte made have been disregarded and today we have reached the most complete reserve on these premises. The political agenda is nebulous and I tell you, the fate is drawn: without a law there is no possibility that we do not enter into an international sanction“. He stressed in the last session of the National Council.
(Il Faro online)