Friday April 10 2020
'Resume Italian sports on May 4'

Minister Vincenzo Spadafora has called for sporting activities in Italy to resume on May 4, when the nationwide lockdown ends.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced this evening that the quarantine measures had been extended to May 3, but his tone suggested they would be lifted if people continued to implement social distancing effectively.

Now, sports minister Spadafora has written a letter to Giovanni and Luca Pancalli, Presidents of the Olympic and Paralympic committees in Italy, requesting they allow clubs to train again as of the following day.

“In the deep belief that our athletes, able-bodied or disabled, will get back to winning and honouring the Tricolor flag again soon, on and off the competition fields, I ask you to reactivate the federations and other subjects of the sports system so that the resumption of training and activities takes place, presumably from May 4, in strict compliance with safety requirements, which will be determined in agreement with the health authorities and scientific bodies.”

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