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Giovanni Malagò (born 13 March 1959) is an Italian businessman, sports manager and former futsal player. He is the current president of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI).

Giovanni Malagò
Presidente CONI Giovanni Malagò.jpg
Born (1959-03-13) 13 March 1959 (age 60)
Occupationsports manager

Life and careerEdit

Born in Rome, since his youth Malagò practiced different sports and notably futsal, in which discipline he won 3 league titles with Roma RCB and in 1986 he attended with the national team the World Cup in Brazil.[1] After graduating in economics, he became CEO of Samocar, a car sales company founded by his father Vincenzo in 1977.[1][2] As a sports manager he became chairman of the sports club Aniene Rowing Club in 1997 and then he was chairman of the organizing committee of the Italian Open of tennis.[1][2]

In 2000 Malagò became a member of the Executive of the Italian National Olympic Committee, dealing with many international sporting events organized in Italy, such as the European Volleyball Championship in 2005 and the World Swimming Championships in 2009.[1] On 19 February 2013 he was resoundingly elected President of CONI against Raffaele Pagnozzi, secretary general of the Committee since 1993, who had the support of the outgoing President Gianni Petrucci and of the major sports federations including the Italian Football Federation.[1] Malagò currently leads the organizing committee of the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Conui, la scheda di Giovanni Malagò. Una vita nel mondo dello sport". Gazzetta dello Sport. 19 February 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b Claudio Cerasa (19 February 2013). "Chi è Giovanni Malagò, il nuovo capo del Coni". Il Foglio. Retrieved 8 October 2014.