President of Italy Giorgio Napolitano is to receive in a private audience a delegation of men and women athletes who have won the gold medal in Olympic and Paraolympic specialities during the last months. The meeting will be held at the Quirinale Palace on the 22nd of September at 4 pm. This is the list of athletes: Tania Cagnotto and Francesca Dallapè (diving), Gregorio Paltrinieri (swimming), Libania Grenot and Daniele Meucci (athletics), Arianna Errigo and Rossella Fiamingo (fencing), Vanessa Ferrari (gymnastics), Genny Pagliaro (weightlifting), Marco Belinelli (basket), Sara Morganti (Paraolympic equestrian sports), Piero Alberto Buccoliero (paracanoe). In such occasion, the Olympic multiple champion Armin Zoeggeler, Italy's flagbearer at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi 2014, will hand the flag back to the President. Men and women athletes will be accompanied by CONI President Giovanni Malagò, by the Italian Paraolympic Committee President, by CONI General Secretary Roberto Fabbricini, by Vice Secretary Carlo Mornati and by the federal presidents of each athlete: Paolo Barelli, Alfio Giomi, Giorgio Scarso, Riccardo Agabio, Antonio Urso and Giovanni Petrucci. Next, the athletes are going to move to the Quirinale Square where they will take part in the school year opening ceremony, broadcast live on Rai 1 starting from 4.45 pm.
President Napolitano to receive a delegation of gold athletes at the Quirinale Palace on Monday