The newly formed Vatican athletics team, which is aiming to compete in international competitions, including the Olympics, was officially launched on Thursday after reaching a bilateral agreement with the Italian Olympic Committee (Coni). ADVERTISEMENTSo far there are 60 members of Vatican Athletics, the first sports association constituted in the Holy See, which includes nuns, priests, Swiss Guards and other workers. Alameda did not say if the Vatican would send athletes to the Tokyo Olympics, which the Japanese capital is hosting for the second time next year. But in the immediate future Vatican Athletics would like to be present at smaller competitions such as the Mediterranean Games. Giovanni Malago, president of the Italian Olympic body, praised the latest initiative at the Holy See which already has football and cricket teams.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer January 11, 2019 21:45 UTC