JCU participated in the inauguration of the 16th edition of the Roman Sports Tournament Championship held on November 30, 2021, at the Salone D’Onore del CONI (The Italian National Olympic Committee, in Rome). The tournament, which lasts until May 2022, features the participation of fourteen universities in Rome and involves more than 700 students, eight disciplines, and hundreds of competitions.
John Cabot University, as one of the founders and participants of this tournament, was represented by a delegation that included Dean of Students Carla Wiegers, Director of Student Services Pilar Murguia, Athletics Coordinator Marco Iorio, Women’s Soccer Coach Beatrice Boni, Athletics Assistant Massimiliano Menculini and 8 student-athletes.
The inauguration was kicked off by Prof. Attilio Parisi, head of the University of Rome Foro Italico, followed by the opening remarks of Riccardo Viola, President of CONI, who reminded all participants that the world of sports is made of values and sacrifices and that athletes are able to bring their best qualities to the different sports fields.
Athletic Coordinator, Marco Iorio said, “It is nice to see how this movement is growing, this is the 16th year and we used to have only a few Universities and a few sports participating. It has been a tough period so I am happy to see things starting to get back to normal within the University sports”.