Prof. Franco Ascani on the eve of #TOKYO2020: “The Olympic Games are the fest of young people from all over the world”

21 Jul 2021

The Olympic Games are the fest of young people from all over the world”: with this sentence begins the message of Prof. Franco Ascani President of FICTS (Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs on the eve of #TOKYO2020.

Dear sports friends, dear Olympic friends, while we are starting with the TOKYO 2020 Olympic Games, I feel it necessary to send a message to the protagonists of what must be “The celebration of youth from all over the world”.

At this particular moment, I would like to add the word “together” to the motto “faster, higher, stronger” to be so in sport and in life and to achieve ambitious goals.

This should be the commitment for an appropriate adjustament to the daily challenges that this new world requires.

In my capacity as President, and on behalf of the 123 countries affiliated to FICTS (Federation Internationale Cinema Television Sportifs recognised by IOC-International Olympic Committee in which I am Member of Commission for “Culture and Olympic Heritage”), I want to develop and promote the culture through the images of sport among the citizens in different Countries with different lifestyles and, in this context, I would like to express my heartfelt recognition to all the Organisers of 20 Festivals of the World Championship of Sports Cinema, Television and Culture in 5 Continents, which will  end with “SPORT MOVIES & TV 2021” in Milan, future seat of the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games 2026, from 9th to 14th November 2021.

An event that will be inspired by the “Olympic” themes and the “Woman in sport” with the qualified participation of world networks, sports champions, producers and directors with the best of their 2021 works.

SPORTMOVIESTV.COM is also the name of the new FICTS platform, the first digital community with 27.234 videos online for free on all devices.

My message becomes a virtual embrace to the media and to all the workers in the field who will realize the Olympic values in the pursuit of universality, friendship, brotherhood, solidarity, ethics, sustainability and peace.

Long live the Olympic Games! 

Thank you very much, muchas gracias, merci beaucoup, muito obrigado, herzlichen dank, grazie mille”