Mediterranean Games, Davide Tizzano: “Sport is a vehicle for peace”

Mare Nostrum. And the three circles of Europe, Africa I Asia. In an atmosphere of peace, friendship, unity in diversity, dialogue and sharing of values. The 19th edition of the Mediterranean Games will be held in Oran, Algeria, from Saturday, June 25, to Wednesday, July 6. An attractive gathering of peoples and cultures in the name of Olympic sport is expected. For the first time in the 70-year history of the multidisciplinary event (4,500 athletes from 26 countries are expected), the presidency of the Confederation of Mediterranean GamesCIJM) is Italian, entrusted to the two Olympic champions Davide Tizzanogold medal in Seoul 1988 and Atlanta 1996, currently Director of the Formia Olympic Training Center.

“Sport is a vehicle for peace: there is a great need for it”. Davide Tizzano, president of the Confederation of Mediterranean Games, sends a profound message from the Aniene Rowing Club. Just where it was presented “Mediterranean Power-Mare Nostrum “, with the support of the Third Pillar International Foundation, chaired by Prof. Avv. Emmanuele Francesco Maria Emanuele. “A common thread unites all countries,” he said admirably Walter Rosso in the graphics that illustrate the solidarity project in favor of women undergoing breast cancer surgery. “It’s an initiative that crosses national borders and lands on other continents,” said the two Olympic champions in rowing, the 1988 gold medal in Seoul and the 1996 Atlanta, who praised the recent victory of Francesca Roberto I Angelica Erpini, first in the junior doubles, repeating the success in the pair of four with Lucrezia Monaci I Matilde Paoletti.

In the introductory greetings of the president of the Circolo Aniene Massimo Fabbricini (“Davide Tizzano and Prof. Emmanuele Emanuele are two forces coming together”) followed the intervention of Prof. Avv. Emmanuele FM Emanuele, President of the Third Pillar – International Foundation, said: “In my life I was lucky enough to meet Davide Tizzano, a man with whom I share a great sensitivity, characterized by a humanitarian and social vision of the sport, elements that differentiate him from other champions and that have ensured that from the beginning, among us there was a common singularity of purpose and vision. For this reason, I fully welcomed the project “Le Sirene di Ulisse – Rowing for Cure”, which combines health with sport, and allowed to return the smile to cancer women operated on for breast cancer, through rehabilitation in Dragon Boat, which is able to bring many physical and psychological benefits to those who have fought or are fighting this disease. This is all the more relevant the more dramatically the neoplasms spread, greatly affecting our social fabric. In this sense, just yesterday through the Terzo Pilastro Foundation I donated a new and futuristic microscope to the Regina Elena Tumor Institute that allows precise intervention in tumors, especially brain-spinal, without damaging the surrounding tissues, while that only for a few. Weeks ago, the new IDI Oncology and Surgical Dermatology Pole was inaugurated for the treatment of skin cancers, always created with our contribution. Returning to the project we present today, which originates precisely from “The Mermaids of Ulysses”, I am proud to have supported it and I confirm that the Foundation will be with Davide Tizzano on this path also in the coming years, because it is the best evidence not only of the sensitivity I mentioned earlier, but also of a scientific intuition corroborated by incontrovertible medical evidence. When Tizzano, in his capacity as president of the 19th edition of the Mediterranean Games, admirably symbolized by the three circles of Europe, Africa and Asia, proposed to me to extend our project also internationally, I immediately joined with enthusiasm, because in this way this happy experience can also be spread in African or Asian countries where it is not yet known or practiced.

On the occasion, Prof. Avv. Emmanuele FM Emanuele was awarded by Stavri Bello, Secretary General of the Albanian Olympic Committee, prestigious “Socrates” award.conferred by the International Olympic Academy, “for its fundamental support for the promotion and dissemination of sports education and Olympic values ​​”.

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