Bebe, Italy’s flag bearer at the Tokyo2020 Paralympics

At the Quirinale Palace in Rome, the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella delivered the flag to the Olympic and Paralympic delegations for Tokyo2020, the event postponed for a year due to the pandemic. For the first time, at the behest of the IOC, there will be a pair of flag bearers in respect of gender equity: Jessica Rossi and Elia Viviani (cycling) for the Olympics, Bebe Vio (fencing) and Federico Morlacchi (swimming) for the Paralympics.

Rome, June 23, 2021
Ceremony of the flag delivery
Photo: Augusto Bizzi