(ANSA) – ROME, Sept. 07 – The bid has been submitted: now Italy, Lombardy and particularly Milan are in the running to organize and host the 2023 World Fencing Championships.
Less than four months after the establishment of the promoting committee, chaired by Italian fencer Marco Fichera, the “Milan 2023” project has taken a very important step, filing with the International Federation (Fie) its detailed proposal, which will be evaluated by the end of the year, to determine the venue for the last rainbow kermesse before the 2024 Olympics.
Location identified for holding the competitions is the Allianz Cloud in Milan, epicenter of an event that Italy has hosted seven times in the past, the first in Naples in 1929 and the last in Catania in 2011. “Our challenge is just beginning. The candidacy has been presented but it is now that the real journey of Milan 2023 begins,” Fichera said. “We have managed to work in synergy with all the institutions, to create a system, to join forces to offer the world an authoritative proposal thanks to the support of the government, the Lombardy Region,the Municipality of Milan, Coni, Sport and Health, and Federscherma at the central and territorial levels. “Milan’s appeal is certainly important and we are convinced of the goodness of the proposal presented,” commented FIS President Paolo Azzi. “We are confidently following the evolution of the situation, certain that we are in the running and able to confirm that we are up to the great tradition that, also from the organizational point of view, Italy’s fencing can boast at the international level. (ANSA).