Melania Corradini and Arianna Fontana, objective medals in Sochi!
MILAN - Milan headquarters of CONI federations has been the scene of the presentation of the new marriage born between the Italian National Olympic Committee and Samsung, 65 days before the start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014.The five athletes who will represent the Samsung Galaxy Team in Sochi are Armin Zöggeler, monument and flag-bearer of the sled Italian Sochi 2014, newly arrived 100th podium in the World Cup, the skier Christof Innerhofer, the short track skater Arianna Fontana and the young rider Omar Visintin and Paralympic skier Melania Corradini. The design of Samsung is called "Ola blue."
Charles Barlocco, vice president of Samsung Electronics Italy: "The partnership with the cones is very important, allows us to provide digital support to two things very frequent in the day for all of us: sports and more direct contact with technology digital. This year we have built a national Samsung with 80 athletes from 20 countries. the five Italian will be not only a testimonial, but with their preparation will be digital voice inside the Olympic Village, with whom you can talk through social networks. "
Christof Innerhofer, Armin Zöggeler, Omar Visintin, Arianna Fontana, Melania Corradini. The Samsung Team is a team of champions, that soon, Sochi 2014 will hunt for medals as confirmed today by the two athletes present, Fontana and Corradini (the others are currently engaged in their respective World Cups specialty including Canada, Innerhofer, skiing, Zöggeler, sledding, and Austria, Visintin, cross-border).
John Malagò: "They ask me all what I expect from Italy'' in Sochi. Assuming that the winter disciplines is always difficult to make predictions, because there are too many factors we say" weather "that can intervene, it seems to me that the season has started well for some sports, not just while on the other we are certainly in trouble, like cross-country skiing, dov'' is undergoing a general change.'ll see what you manage to do in Sochi ski tight. But in the meantime we have already applauded businesses to Paris, Innerhofer, Fountain, Fischnaller Fanchini etc. .. Of course, the hope is to be able to do better than Vancouver, in general, but you know how I feel, do not measure the health status of a movement just relying on that blessed scoresheet counter medals ... ".
The # 1 Coni went on to thank the'' Korean company: "We have companies that sponsor us, trust us and without them we could not do things like hope. Samsung is one of these reality that sustains us: we are grateful to Armani, but it is an Italian company. Same goes for Fiat or Ferrero. There is a problem of conscience but of belonging. But the Samsung is not an Italian, from afar, but it is very close to the Olympic movement. What Samsung has done is something special: they want to stay and invest in our country that we are Italian. Pay taxes in Italy, employing Italian people. And I think this should be pointed out, beyond the sponsorship project. "
Arianna Fontana, this year'' who won the World Cup, Olympic bronze medalist in the relay in Torino 2006 (15 years!) And the 500m individual in Vancouver 2010: "Well, after two medals, yes, I can say that. a third .. I look at the bottom of each athlete takes part in the Olympic Games dreaming of the podium. preparation is progressing very well, Courmayeur lately, at this point I do not see the'' now they start the races. Hopefully , to be able to qualify for the final in all races, even and especially in the relay, where so far we have done very well. "
Melania Corradini, silver in super-G at the Vancouver Paralympics 2010: "Yes, of course, is already nice just to participate in a'' Olympics, but it is clear that we must above all to win something. Physically I am now finally in place '' after knee surgery a few months ago, I'm training in Schnalstal and are ready to start the season, which will be pretty tight up to Sochi 2014 will have six races in the European Cup in December, then in January 8 in World Cup, and then close with the evidence of Tignes, St. Moritz and the Finals in Tarvisio. specialty where I feel most secure is the super-G, but I compete in every discipline, as all my opponents. Among the toughest, there will surely be Germany's Andrea Rothfuss, already in Vancouver medalist in super-G, behind me, bronze. "
The design of Samsung is called "Ola blue." Charles Barlocco, vice president of Samsung Electronics Italy: "The partnership with the cones is very important, allows us to provide digital support to two things very frequent in the day for all of us: sports and more direct contact with technology digital. This year we have built a national Samsung with 80 athletes from 20 countries - his words - the five Italian will be not only a testimonial, but with their preparation will be digital voice inside the Olympic Village, with whom You can talk through social networks. "
Every person who will join the "Ola blue" Samsung will help to grow the culture of sport in Italian schools, in fact, with "Ola Azur", Samsung is committed to finance the construction and renovation of sports facilities within two Italian schools, the Comprehensive School Renewed Pizzigoni of Milan and the State Comprehensive School San Luca San Luca-Bovalino (RC), chosen for their significant stories, selected from among the many schools that require daily support to the cones.
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