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The city of Palermo presented at Villa Niscemi, during a press conference, the award nomination for European Capital of Sport 2016. The presentation ceremony was attended by the mayor of the municipality Leoluca Orlando who welcomed the President of the National Olympic Committee, Giovanni Malagò, the vice president of ACES Europe, John Swanson, and the President of CONI Sicilia, Giovanni Caramazza.
This application is intended as a starting point, a stimulus and opportunity for the city of Palermo in order to arouse the interest and attention of citizens to sports policies increasing the number of facilities and actions in particularly disadvantaged areas. Also, this application is intended to demonstrate the international commitment to supporting and promoting local sports through the Administration.