National Council Statement
- Published: 24 October 2017
The 255th National Council of CONI met this afternoon at 16.00 in the Salone d’Onore of Foro Italico to discuss the following Agenda:
1) Approval of the minutes of the meeting on 18 July 2017: minutes unanimously approved.
2) Communications by the President: the meeting started with homage to Arianna Fontana, standard bearer to PyeongChang in 2018. The President then expressed pride in the modernisation of the Salone d’Onore. Italy - in 2017, to date - has won 35 medals in the World Championship for Olympic disciplines, achieving satisfactory results also for the results obtained by non-Olympic Federations.
Mr Malagò also expressed the satisfaction of the world of sport for the election of Tania Cagnotto to the Athletes Commission of the EOC and then welcomed the election of Luciano Buonfiglio, President of Federcanoa, and Francesco Soro, Shooting Commissaire, to the Council. The situation at AeroClub was also brought to the attention of the Council. The President, with regard to the mandate law progress, stated that the process was approaching its end. He reported to the Council with regard to the CIO’s session work in Lima, with the dual assignment of the 2024 and 2028 Olympics and the attribution of the 2019 session to Milan.
He reminded the meeting of “Stati Generali” on the 20th and 21st November, with the attendance of the CIO’s general director, Mr Christophe De Kepper, and many other important personalities. Mr Malagò reminded the meeting that, during his presidency, there have been no inclusions of new situations in the pre-existing status, an element of credibility with regard to institutional interlocutors.
The President reminded the meeting of the significant efforts in view of PyeongChang in 2018 with the aim of improving on Sochi’s results, thanks to the commitment of FISI and FISG. Mr Malagò spoke about the 2019 Universiade in Naples, stressing that efforts need to be improved to achieve an event up to expectations. With regard to procedures, the positive comments by Mr Cantone, ANAC’s President, during the Sport Governance Conference regarding CONI as a reference and guarantee model were conveyed to the meeting.
The following intervened with regard to the President’s report: Giovanni Petrucci (Basketball), Bruno Cattaneo (Volleyball), Domenico Falcone (Judo, Wrestling, Martial Arts), Franco Chimenti (Golf), Carlo Tavecchio (Football), Ugo Matteoli (Competitive Fishing and Sub-Aqua Sports), Mario Pescante (CIO), Ugo Salines (EPS), Vincenzo Manco (EPS)
3) F.S.N .- D.S.A. - E.P.S activities.: the following resolutions were unanimously approved: 1) annual entry cap on foreign athletes not belonging to the European Community equivalent to 1149 for 2017/2018 with assignment of entries and definition of general assignment and registration criteria. 2) appointment of members of the “Collegio di Garanzia dello Sport”, Saverio Capolupo and Angelo Canale.
4) CONI Administrative Affairs and Accounts: ratification of the first rescheduling of the 2017 Budget. In the context of this approval - on occasion of which, among other things, greater resources were assigned to National Sport Federations for PO/AL programmes -, the National Council, again on proposal by the Commission, has approved the CONI budget for the 2018 financial year which presents a break-even result. The contributions assigned by the state for 2018 are substantially in line with those for 2017 (416.8 millions, inclusive of finalised contributions of 10.4 millions for the organisation in Italy of some international Federation sports). The Budget, compared to that for the previous financial year, considering the need to adequately support institutional projects in 2018 such as the 2018 PyeongChang Games, the organisation of the 2019 CIO session, some projects in the School sector, includes residual resources slightly lower than those in the previous year. The contributions to National Sports Federations are in line with those in 2017 for all their internal administrative organisations, including the part of the model of contributions, with the exception of the supplementary ones for PO/AL, which are lower than indicated above. The contributions recognised to other supported organisations (DSA; EPS; FF.AA.; AB, etc) are in line with historical data, and the payment for the service contract with Coni Servizi SpA is in line with the value of the updated budget for the 2017 financial year. The Budget further highlights a greater volume of activity for a series of projects fully funded by third parties, such as “Sport e Periferie” and “La Nuova Stagione” projects. As there was no other business, the meeting came to an end at 17.50.