The text is made up of a single provision which, in article 33 of the Charter, which talks about art and science, adds: “The Republic recognizes the educational, social and promotion value of psychophysical well-being of sporting activity in all its shapes”
The bill that inserts the protection of sport into the Constitution was voted unanimously, with 312 yes votes, in the Chamber of Deputies. The measure had already received the green light from the Senate at second reading (170 yes, 1 abstention) on 17 May and at first reading on 13 December 2022 (145 yes and 4 abstentions), and again in the Chamber there had already been a unanimous approval on April 4th. Thus Meloni: “The unanimous approval of the constitutional reform for the introduction of sport in the Constitution represents a historic page for the Nation. Recognizing in our fundamental Charter the educational, social and promotional value of the psychophysical well-being of sporting activity in all its forms is a true cultural revolution. Today’s approval in the Chamber is a victory for sport in all its forms – not only competitive but also amateur, amateur, grassroots and proximity – it is a sign of attention towards all citizens who practice sporting activities and is the recognition of all operators and workers in the world of sport, a significant segment of our economy that has been forgotten for too long. The Government – he concludes – will do its part to give concrete implementation to this new constitutional norm”.
The words of the Constitution
The text is made up of a single provision which, in article 33 of the Charter, which talks about art and science, adds: “The Republic recognizes the educational, social and promotion value of psychophysical well-being of sporting activity in all its shapes”. 14 years have passed since the first law proposal, it was 2009, with the Honorable Di Centa as the first signatory, and after 75 years of the birth of our Charter, sport therefore officially enters the Italian Constitution.
Abodi: “Sport social immune defense”
“On the one hand it will be necessary to promote this reform and on the other we will have to know how to interpret and implement it, as well as ennobling it. A provision in the Constitution is not enough even if it is a very important step, but it will be fundamental to make it live in political and government choices , national and on the territory”. Thus the Minister for Sport and Youth, Andrea Abodi, commented on the final approval of the Chamber for the inclusion of Sport within Article 33 of the Constitution. “It is a great team game that sport teaches every day: in this way we will recognize the educational, social and psychophysical well-being value of sporting activity in all its forms. “Sport is a social immune defense”.