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Conte visits Genoa and Samp: "We'll play here to help the population"

Antonio Conte continues his visit to the sports center of the A league teams.  Accompanied by team manager, Gabriele Oriali, the head coach of the National team went to the headquarters of Sampdoria and Genoa.  First stop in the morning at the Sampdoria center, where Conte watched the team train and spoke for a long time with coach  Sinisa Mihajlovic, complimenting him for the good start of the season: “I accepted Sinisa’s invitation– said Conte as he was leaving Bogliasco – siawe are friends and and Sampdoria is doing well.  I am happy for them, it is an interesting reality that invests on the young players and has some interesting ones that we are currently looking at”.  In the afternoon, the head coach then went to Pegli to watch a training session of Genoa and to meet with the coach, Gian Piero Gasperini, after the win against Juventus.  “Genoa – said Conte, after complimenting the coach – is a very nice part of Italian football.  The fact that this club is launching and investing in young players with great futures like Peirn and Sturaro is proof of how well they are working, based on a project shared by the owner, club and coach.  Gasperini and I have known each other for many years.  Many times we’re told to count on the younger players and then as soon as the first problems arise, we back off.  Genoa is showing courage and deserves compliments for this.  It takes courage to start a 17 year old player like Mandragora, I hope that others will follow this example for the good of Italian football”.   Conte will be back in  Genoa with the National team on November 18th for the friendly match against Albania:  “We will be in Genoa – said the head coach – to help all those who are in difficulty because of the floods.   We expect to see a lot of people at the stadium, this population is a example because of its strength”. 

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“Campioni senza trucco”,the 4 winning schools in Coverciano on Oct. 31st

The  'Campioni senza trucco' event that involved the cities of  Crema, Pescara, Florence and Potenza, ends on Friday, October 31st, in Coverciano. Starting at 8:45 am in Coverciano the final day of the first edition will end of this project promoted in the schools of four cities with the purpose of educating more than 6000 students regarding the fight against doping, with respect to sports ethics and proper nutrition.  'Campioni senza trucco', the result of the collaboration that began in 2012 between the FIGC Antidoping Committee and Unicef  Italia during the World Children's Day, was realized through a series of encounters in schools showing, first to teachers and then to students, the issues relative to doping; afterwards a questionnaire was given to all students to fill in.  At the end, the students had to realize a video on the topics of ethics and doping; for each province, the local committee chose 3 winners, and then the national jury gave their evaluation.  The winners were 'Liceo Nitti' in Potenza (video 'La Paura', lasting 5'23');  'Liceo Saffi' in Florence  ('L'aiutino', lasting 2'05'); 'Liceo Munari' in Crema ('Non farlo, divertiti', lasting 3'30');  Liceo 'Leonardo da Vinci' in Pescara ('Il valore della vittoria', lasting 2'00'). 'We are very pleased – said the president of the Antidoping Commitee of the FIGC Pino Capua – with the results obtained at the end of this first edition of our project and they have given us enthusiasm to spread initiatives like this all over Italy.  With regards to doping, it is very important for us to promote initiatives that favor prevention and correct information in addition to the work done on the playing fields.'