The Olympic adventure officially begins for fencing, diving and archery. The four fencers, Rossella Gregorio, Irene Vecchi, Loreta Gulotta and Ilaria Bianco, along with coach Giovanni Sirovich, will be at the Fiumicino airport this evening for their departure to Rio de Janeiro. The other members of the Italian fencing delegation will also be departing in the coming days for Brazil. The last athletes to arrive in Rio de Janeiro will be Arianna Errigo, Aldo Montano and Diego Occhiuzzi, who will land on Brazilian soil on 4 August.
Along with the fencers, archers Marco Galiazzo, Mauro Nespoli and David Pasqualucci will also be flying to Brazil, as well as divers Michele Benedetti, Andrea Chiarabini, Maria Marconi, Giovanni Tocci, Noemi Batki, Tania Cagnotto, Francesca Dallapè and Maicol Verzotto.