Historic changes for university sport in Italy

Historic changes for university sport in Italy

This Sunday was very important for the national university sports body in Italy - Italian University Sport Centre (CUSI); as the organisation officially became a National Sports Federation, and full member of the national Olympic Committee in Italy.

At the Giulio Onesti hall of honour in Rome, the Extraordinary Federal Assembly unanimously approved the new Statutes. "It is a success for all, thank you to all Sports institutions. Together and united we can go far!  Merit also to the people who preceded me," said Mr Antonio Dima, President of FederCusi, the newly renamed and transformed organisation.

CUSI/FederCUSI President Antonio Dima

It has been a memorable step for the Italian university sports movement, after years with a view to improving training, university sports activities, national championships and the Universiade, inclusion, the fight against discrimination, and attention to top athletes/students, also protagonists of the Olympic sports disciplines.


Also present were Mr Giovanni Malago, President of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI); Mr Lorenzo Lentini, Executive Committee member of the International University Sports Federation (FISU), former President of CUSI and current President of CUS Salerno – main organizer of the European Universities Games 2026 (EUG2026); Mr Francis Cirianni member of CUSI board and Treasurer of the European University Sports Association (EUSA); Mr Nicola Coiana, son of the historic CUSI President Leonardo Coiana; Mr Pompeo Leone, Secretary General of CUSI; and Mr Roberto Fabbricini, CONI Secretary.

President Dima with CONI President Malago

CONI President concluded "It is an important step for University Sports. FederCUSI is the result of vision, ideas, methods and peculiarities. You are bearers of many sporting needs, but also social, cultural and civil ones. Welcome FederCusi! We are 46 with you: long live CONI, long live university sport, long live Italy!"

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