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ACCREDITATION NOTICE: Torch Relay Ceremony, Winter Universiade 2013 (Farnesina, 7 November 2013)

A Foreign Ministry Committee of Honour, led by Under-Secretary Mario Giro, will welcome the 2013 Winter Universiade Torch to the Farnesina at 16.30 on Thursday 7 November. The ceremony will take place in Piazzale della Farnesina, next to the Pomodoro sculpture.

The International University Sports Federation awarded the 26th Winter Universiade, which will take place in Trentino from 11 to 21 December 2013, to Italy. This important sporting event will see 11 days of competitions, with around 400 athletes representing the universities of about 50 countries, taking part.

Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event should apply by email to the Foreign Ministry’s Press and Institutional Communication Service at (tel. 06/3691.3432).

Media representatives should go directly to the Pomodoro sculpture in Piazzale della Farnesina, no later than 16.15 on Thursday 7 November 2013.