Elections in sport, changes in sight for fencing and boxing

Time.news – New batch of federal elections over the weekend. On Sunday evening 34 national sports federations under the aegis of Coni will have already renewed their federal council out of the total of 44: as Federsci and Federghiaccio will go to the vote next year, there will be 8 missing. the elections of the Italian National Olympic Committee, this weekend there will be 3 federations that will go to the polls. In none of the three, that is martial arts, boxing and fencing, will there be a single candidate and only one, martial arts, will re-present the outgoing president.

Saturday at the Nuova Fiera di Roma will be held the 41st elective National Assembly of the Italian Federation of Judo Fight Karate Martial Arts (Fijlkam). The challenge at the polls will be between the incumbent president Domenico Falcone who has led the Fijlkam since 2013 and Felice Mariani, the first Italian to win an Olympic medal in judo (Montreal ’76) as well as a member of the 5 Star Movement.

Also on Saturday, in Fiumicino, it will be held the 38th National Elective Assembly of the Italian Boxing Federation. The outgoing president Vittorio Lai does not return and therefore the challenge will be between Flavio D’Ambrosi, current vice president, and Angelo Musone, 57, from Campania, Olympic bronze in heavyweight at the Olympics in Los Angeles ’84.

Finally, on Sunday, at the Sinopoli Hall of the Parco della Musica in Rome, the president Giorgio Scarso, elected for the first time in February 2005, will say goodbye to Federscherma after 16 years. The challenge at the polls will be between the current vice president Paolo Azzi, who has been in the federation for about 20 years, and Michele Maffei, Olympic team champion in the saber in Munich ’72, world champion in Vienna ’71 and three others times Olympic silver always with the team.

The agenda of the next elections foresees on 7 March the elective assembly of the Volleyball Federation which will elect, after the presidency of Bruno Cattaneo, the current vice president Giuseppe Manfredi (he is the only candidate). The 7th will also be the day of the elections for the Table Tennis Federation: two candidates, Marcello Cicchitti and the outgoing president Renato Di Napoli.

On the 13th at the Nuova Fiera di Roma the elections of the Rugby Federation are scheduled with 7 candidates (the outgoing president Alfredo Gavazzi, Marzio Innocenti, Nino Saccà, Giovanni Poggiali, Gianni Amore, Paolo Vaccari and Elio De Anna). Also on the 13th elective assemblies of the Federation of Hunting Sport Arms Disciplines in Chianciano Terme (candidate only the outgoing president Felice Buglione) and of the Squash Federation in Riccione.

Sunday 14th election of the Triathlon Federation with two presidential candidates, the outgoing Luigi Bianchi and Riccardo Giubilei. The elective assembly of the AeroClub will be in June. There is a federation that risks not going to vote by the summer: it is the Italian Shooting Union, currently a commissioner. The new Statute was approved by the Coni but there is still no approval from the two ministries to which it is connected, Defense which works in concert with the Economy.



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