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INVICTUS GAMES - Toronto 2017: The Ambassador of Italy to Canada, H.E. Claudio Taffuri, welcomes the Italian team

Date:

09/25/2017


INVICTUS GAMES - Toronto 2017: The Ambassador of Italy to Canada, H.E. Claudio Taffuri, welcomes the Italian team

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On the occasion of the INVICTUS GAMES opening ceremony, the Italian team was received by the Ambassador of Italy in Canada, H.E. Claudio Taffuri, along with the Consul General in Toronto, Giuseppe Pastorelli, and the Adviser to the Italian Chief of Defense Staff on Defense Policy, Vice Admiral Carlo Massagli, on behalf of the Chief of Defense Staff, Gen. Claudio Graziano, and by Maj.Gen. Luca Goretti, Defense Attaché at the Embassy of Italy in Ottawa.

In delivering his greetings and addressing the athletes of the Paralympic Defense Sports Group that will compete, Ambassador Taffuri stated: "You have already won! Being here is an important milestone which you have reached by facing difficulties and defeating fears. You are a unique example of courage and determination. Thank you! Along with you, I would like to thank all those who made this trip possible and, as well, your families. "Vice Admiral Massagli's words were also very much appreciated: "You are extraordinarily human, you are champions in sport and in life. You send us a very important vital message, life is made of commitment, sacrifice, seriousness, constancy and dedication, qualities that distinguish you. Yours is an example that makes us understand how much work is still needed to make our country ever beautiful. In times of emergency we are able to give incredible results, but we must always do it as you demonstrate to us every day. "


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