Abodi and Malagò meet the Minister for Sport and President of the Chinese Olympic Committee Gao Zhidan. Memorandum of understanding signed


The Minister for Sport and Youth, Andrea Abodi, and the President of CONI, Giovanni Malagò, together with the Secretary General, Carlo Mornati, met today at the Foro Italico with the Chinese Minister of Sport and President of the Chinese Olympic Committee, Gao Zhidan.

The foreign delegation included, among others, the NOC Vice President and General Director of Winter Sports, Ni Huizhong, the Vice President and Acting General Secretary, Wu Jian, as well as the Acting Chargé d'Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Italy, Zheng Xuan.

During the meeting, the collaborative relationship between the two Olympic Committees was consolidated – starting from the know-how gained during the recent Beijing 2022 experience – through the signing of a specific, functional memorandum of understanding for the organisation of the Milano-Cortina 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games and aimed at the development of winter sports and synergic cooperation in the field of athletic preparation.