Tokyo Olympics 2020 | Volleyball Player Paola Egonu Will Carry The Olympic Flag For Italy

The Italian volleyball player has been chosen alongside other athletes to carry the Olympic flag in the opening ceremony of Tokyo 2020 which will be held on Friday 23 July.

by GRIOT - Published on 20/07/2021
Photo via Treviso Today. Credits: Coni

Egonu received the news this morning when she landed in Japan from Giovanni Malagò, the president of CONI (Italian National Olympic Committee), and she burst into tears with emotion.

“I am very honored for the assignment I was given to be part of the IOC [International Olympic Committee] and to carry the Olympic flag,” she said today. “I got excited as soon as President Malagò told me, because I find myself representing athletes from all over the world and it is a huge responsibility: I will represent and parade for every athlete on this planet”.

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