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Interview to Marco Braida, CONI’s provincial delegate


Marco Braida CONI’s provincial delegate, participating to the first day of “Assoluti di scherma”, gave us an interview talking about the organization of the event.

Good evening, I wanted to know your impressions about the organization of these “Assoluti”.

Seeing them live and from the privilaged positions where we are, I feel ashamed but I’m really pleased. I mean, they are athletes that you ussually see on the screen and now we see theme here, right in front of us. We are in Gorizia’s basketball temple and see a such important event in a city addicted to sport as ours, and especially to see you students working in this “Alternanza scuola-lavoro” activities, which is a new thing for us, and find you so disciplined and organised make us really proud. Even because, you have to know, Gorizia is not a great industrial city, but has culture and sport, we also have food and drinks, but that’s another story.

 Which kind of possibilities could offer such a big event to a so small city like Gorizia?

The question is really pertinent. The event increases the city’s visibility. Just think that here are competing athletes supervised by half the world. They usually compete against Coreans, Americans and Russians so we, Gorizia, are on the TVs of half the world. People from Rome’s Federscherma said that we are unpretentious and hospitable and they congratulated me for our welcome because they don’t know us, due to the fact that we are little, but we are strong.

Today is the first day, but there is already a lot of audience. In your opinion, the spectators has overcomed the expetations or it could be better?

We are not many and you have to think that in this period a lot of amministrations still work, we are in the middle of the week and the gallery is full. I didn’t expect it. There are two organizational head quarters, here at UGG and at Fiera di Gorizia.I went to Fiera di Gorizia and there were quite a lot of people. You’ll see that at the finals, especially in the next days, with Bebe Vio, that is in the centre of the attention, there will be more people and probably there won’t be seats.


Mirko Bevilacqua – 3AL Liceo Linguistico “Scipio Slataper”

Stefania Demasi – 3AL Liceo Linguistico “Scipio Slataper”

Petra Bauzon – 3C Liceo Scientifico “Duca degli Abruzzi”