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Expo Dubai:Fontana says Beijing gold has great value for her – Lifestyle – Agenzia ANSA

(ANSA) – ROME, MAR 3 – Italy’s winningest Winter Olympian Arianna Fontana said at the Italian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai Thursday that her 500m short track gold medal in Beijing – her second gold in her record haul of 11 medals – “is certainly a medal that has great value for me, especially since I compete against girls who are 6-7-8 years younger than me”.
    Fontana was speaking at the event “Italy global in sport and major events”.
    Sports Undersecretary and fencing great Valentina Vezzali said sport was worth some 3.4% of GDP and sporting tourism generated income of around 17 billion euros.
    Foreign Undersecretary Manlio Di Stefano said “sport can be an ambassador of peace”, stressing this was “fundamental today as never before in order to favour dialogue”. (ANSA).
   

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