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Italy. Andrzej Duda arrived in Rome. He will attend the Olympic Light Handover Ceremony

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President Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda arrived in Rome on Monday afternoon. In the Italian capital, the president, together with Polish athletes, will take part in the ceremony of handing over the Olympic light in connection with the European Olympic Games planned for the summer in Krakow. The relay with the fire of peace – as one of the symbols of the competition was called – will be started by athlete Anita Włodarczyk. The Games will be held without the participation of athletes from Russia and Belarus.

Head of the Presidential Office of International Policy Marcin Przydacz he indicated before leaving for Rome that the president Andrzej Duda together with representatives of the Polish Olympic Committee and outstanding Polish sportsmen, will receive the Olympic flame in connection with the European Olympic Games organized from June 21 to July 2 in Krakow.

Games without the participation of athletes from Russia and Belarus

– I hope it will be a big sports event (…) promoting peace and cooperation between peaceful nations. Therefore, a decision was made at the level of the Federation of European Olympic Committees that athletes from the aggressor country will not participate in these Games, Russiaand from Belarus – emphasized the presidential minister.

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On Monday afternoon, the presidential couple arrived in Rome.

Andrzej Duda and Agata Kornhauser-Duda were welcomed by the Italian delegation at the airportPAP/Leszek Szymanski

In the evening, at the Ara Pacis museum in Rome, with the participation of Andrzej Duda, there will be a ceremony of lighting and handing over the fire of peace, one of the symbols of the Games.

Among the athletes who accompany the president is Anita Włodarczyk. In an interview with journalists before departure, the athlete assessed that the organization of this event in Poland is a big event. – We will bring to Poland the fire of peace, especially important in the current period. And we are the closest Ukraine she added.

The presidential couple arrived in Rome on Monday afternoonPAP/Leszek Szymanski

European Olympic Games in Krakow

The fire from which the torch of the European Games will be lit on June 21 in Krakow will be handed over to President Duda by the head of the Association of European Olympic Committees (EOC), Spyros Capralos, and the president will give it to Robert Korzeniowski – a four-time Olympic champion in race walking. He will symbolically light the torch, which will then set off on its way to Poland. Anita Włodarczyk will start the relay with the fire of peace.

The European Games will take place from June 21 to July 2. About seven thousand athletes from 48 countries will take part in the sports competition. The program includes 29 disciplines, in 19 of which competitors will compete for qualifications for next year’s Games in Paris. In 13 disciplines, medals of the European Championships will also be at stake.

Main photo source: PAP/Leszek Szymanski

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