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Official opening in Florence of the Sport Fishing World Championships

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The city of Florence as a setting of an exciting opening ceremony. The event took place in the wonderful theater of the “Le Cascine” racecourse, completely restored for the occasion thanks to the excellent job of the Organizing Committee.
Hundreds of flags and banners proudly bordered the racecourse terracing crowded of people from the most different kind of audience: from the central authorities stand, to the bordering ones where so many families and visitors came to see the 55 Nations parade.
2600 athletes and technicians gave rise to a happening which cannot be defined as small Olympics, as that might look offensive towards insiders.
The full CIPS Board attended the event, headed by its Chairman, Mr. Marcel Ordan who officially opened the games of the all Italian 3rd edition of the Sport Fishing World Championships.

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