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World Roller Games 2017: from Barcelona to Nanjing

  • News: FIRS
  • Date: Thursday, 28 January 2016

The first edition of the World Roller Games will take place in Nanjing, formerly seat of the Youth Olympics in 2014, and not in Barcelona, which was awarded during the FIRS Congress.

Contrary to what was decided last February in Rome, Barcelona will not be the seat of the first edition of the World Roller Games: following the elections that have led to a radical change in the political-administrative leadership, the new city administration has considered to be unable to guarantee the optimal organization of the event for 2017 and has asked to be released from the commitments.

This has not, however, stopped the project: the city of Nanjing, strong for the success of the last edition of the Youth Olympics and for the enormous spread and popularity of roller sports, present as a demonstration sport at the SportsLab during the Games, has declared itself ready to organize the edition of the World Roller Games of 2017.

Monday, February 1, at the presence of the President of CONI, Giovanni Malago, and Mario Pescante, IOC Permanent Observer at the UN, the FIRS President Sabatino Aracu and the Deputy Mayor of Nanjing, Hu Wanjin, will sign the official agreement. It will be also an opportunity for the formalization of "Nanjing - World Capital of Roller Sports."

The ceremony and the press conference will be held at:
Sala Giunta del CONI
Foro Italico – Piazza L. De Bosis 15 – Roma
Ore 10.00
For info, please contact: Simona Mercuri – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - +39 393 9075101

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