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In the Vatican there was a private track team, and later in the city-state hope to join the Olympic movement. About it reports NBC News.
The Vatican has signed an agreement with the Olympic Committee of Italy, which allowed his team to join the Italian Association of athletics. Among the first athletes of the country are nuns, priests, pharmacists, representatives of the Swiss guard and the 62-year-old Professor working in the Vatican Apostolic library.
The team expects to perform at various international competitions. Such competitions include Mediterranean games and games of small States of Europe.
“Our dream is to see the flag of the Vatican at the opening of the Olympic games”, — said the head of the sports division of the Ministry of culture of the Vatican Melchor Sanchez de Toca and Alameda. The official did not give a timeframe for achieving the goal, noting that the Vatican team is ready to participate in tournaments with the “cultural and symbolic value.”
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