GenerAZIONE2026: Guirlande d’Honneur and awards ceremony in Treviso for sports champions

The sports champions were honoured in the splendid setting of the Mario del Monaco Theatre in Treviso

Events - published on 12 June 2024

Source: press office Presidency of the Chamber of Commerce of Treviso - Belluno|Dolomites

At the Mario del Monaco Theatre, on the occasion of the third edition of GenerAZIONE2026, the awards ceremony for sports champions: Andrea Dovizioso, Daniele Orsato, Pasquale Gravina, Prosecco Doc Imoco Volley Conegliano, Giada Rossi, Veronica Toniolo.

Congratulations to all, thank you for the words of reflection and motivation addressed to the boys and girls in a sold-out theatre.

Great applause from all the Mario del Monaco Theatre for the awarding of the Guirlande d’Honneur Ficts to the Prosecco Doc Imoco Volley Conegliano.
Awarded by Prof. Franco Ascani, FICTS President, and Chamber Vice-President Nadia Zampol. Collects the award Simone Fregonese



  • Andrea Dovizioso: Motorcycle rider, former world champion in the ‘light class’ in 2004 with the Honda RS 125 R and three times runner-up in the ‘500cc the queen class’. In 2023 he entered the ‘Moto GP Hall of Fame’ for his very long career. 24 Grand Prix victories (5 in MotoGP, 4 in 250 and 5 in 125), 20 pole positions and 22 fastest laps. With 103 podiums he is one of the ten riders in the world to have exceeded 100, while his 15 victories in MotoGP make him the third Italian with the most wins in the ‘premier class’.
  • Daniele Orsato: Football referee of national and international fame. Elected best in the world in 2020 by the IFFHS – International Federation of Football History and Statistics. With 41 Champions League matches, he is the Italian referee with the most appearances in Europe’s top competition: last appearance on 7 May in Paris for PSG vs Borussia Dortmund. He refereed two matches of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup and the match between Al-Ittihad and Al-Hilal of the Saudi Professional League. He will referee at UEFA Euro 2024 in Germany.
  • Prosecco Doc Imoco Volley Conegliano: Female volleyball club (founded in 2012) with an incredible palmares. 7 Italian Championships, 6 Italian Cups, 7 Italian Super Cups, 2 Champions Leagues, 2 International Club World Cups. On last May 5th, the ‘panthers’ guided by the coach Daniele Santarelli won the second CEV Champions League in history, concluding a memorable season: 1) Supercup, 2) Italian Cup, 3) Scudetto, 4) Champions League for a legendary ‘Grand Slam’.
  • Pasquale Gravina: A great volleyball champion in the central role, very powerful in the ‘wall’. He was one of the pillars of the legendary National Team led by Julio Velasco, the “Generazione dei Fenomeni” (‘Generation of Greats’) awarded the title of ‘Team of the Century’ by the FIVB. He won a total of 34 titles: 21 in club teams and 13 in the Italian national team (with 284 appearances), silver in Atlanta 1996, bronze in Sydney 2000. Today he is an executive at Gi Group as Strategic Selling Director.
  • Giada Rossi: One of the most crystalline talents in Paralympic tennis. Bronze at Rio 2016 (individual category 1-2) and Tokyo 2020 (women’s class 1-3 team with Michela Brunelli). In her palmares: ‘silver’ at the 2015 European Youth Championships, ‘bronze’ at the 2016 Italian Masters Championships, ‘silver’ (singles) and ‘gold’ (teams) at the 2015 European Youth Championships Croatia, ‘bronze’ (singles and teams) European Championships Denmark 2015 and ‘bronze’ at the 2013 Italian Championships. In 2017 he received the ‘Collare d’oro al Merito Sportivo’ (‘Gold Collar for Sporting Merit’) – CONI’s highest honour.
  • Veronica Toniolo: Multi-decorated Judoka of the Italian National Judo Team. ‘Gold’ in the mixed team in Buenos Aires 2018 (YOG) and the first Italian ever to win European and world titles at cadet and junior level. Nominated by the EU Sports Commission as ‘Best Junior Judoka 2023’, she is in ‘nominations’ for the IJF Awards (Oscars of International Judo) to be awarded at the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic Games where she will compete in the 57 kg category.

Congratulations to all, thank you for the words of reflection and motivation addressed to the boys and girls in a sold-out theatre.

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