The Official Press Conference for the upcoming Italian Super Cup was held in Beijing yesterday evening.
To mark the 1-year anniversary of the Beijing Olympics, this game will be played on August 8th 2009. Exactly 1 year after the opening ceremony.
The organizing committee invited Domizzi and two other members (‘Hail-Lazio’ & ‘Bob’) from www.laziofly.com to be a part of this grand occasion.
To mark this special event, the Italian ambassador; Mr. Riccardo Sessa was also present. Domizzi and friends were seated at the front row of the ballroom and when it was Mr. Sessa’s turn to give a speech, the boys cheered with their flags. Yes, they brought their Lazio flag to the ‘press conference’!! Mr. Sessa, smiled and waved to the boys as to return the friendly gesture. Right after, the TV crews and cameramen rushed towards where they were seated and began filming/shooting at them. :) The boys even shouted ‘Forza Lazio’ together!! Wooo..
After the speech, a famous local TV football Host, Liu took the stage and started discussing about the upcoming event. On the other hand, Domizzi ran towards the Ambassador for some photos. According to Domizzi, he was struck by the Ambassador’s sincere and friendly nature. Although it was a short conversation, he felt as though they have known each other for a very long time. :)
He introduced himself as a Laziale and that on 8/8/09, there will be 1000 Lazio fans from Laziofly.com attending the match. The facial expression of the Ambassador suggests he was very surprised! This is an impressive figure as during Madrid last visit to China; the figure did not even make up to 500!!
Aren’t you just damn proud to be a Laziale at this moment?? (I AM!!!) Our team is not doing well and is far from our former glory days, but the passion from Laziali all over the world is just fucking incredible and over-whelming!!
Back to the press conference. Apparently, there was this little contest going on and the host posted this very interesting question.
‘How/where did Lazio’s colours originated from? (The Sky Blue and White)
Mr. Bob shot up his hand right away,
‘Greece’!!!! He shouted the answer loudly!
Very well said! (Lazio's colours of white and sky blue were inspired by the national emblem of Greece, due to the fact that Lazio is a mixed sports club this was chosen in recognition of the fact that the Ancient Olympic Games and along with it the sporting tradition in Europe is linked to Greece)
After the press conference has ended, Domizzi discussed some seating issue with the organizing officers and the possibilities of getting the tickets at a cheaper price.
He received positive replies. Excellent!!!
Ermetico, Domizzi has yet to confirm a date for the meeting. So, let’s give him some time.
By the way, I have just booked my air ticket to Beijing yesterday! Woooo..
PS: There were no Inter fans present at the press conference. Hahaha..