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Italy celebrates Olympic champions

Italy celebrates Olympic champions

Italy President Giorgio Napolitano has held a reception for hundreds of the country's Olympic and Paralympic champions at the Quirinal Palace.
The occasion was originally intended only for winners from the Rome 1960 Games, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. But officials decided to extend the invitation to all winners from previous Summer and Winter Games, as well as Paralympics and the recently concluded Youth Olympics in Singapore.
Also invited to the massive gathering were deposed Greek King Constantine, who won a gold in sailing in 1960, and IOC vice president Thomas Bach of Germany, who won a gold in fencing at the Rome Games.


Updated : 2021-04-13 04:20 GMT+08:00