Have you ever wondered what is depicted in the EOC 2023 logo? It represents the union of all the most important symbols of the places that the event will touch in its official programme. Magical places, steeped in history and culture, concentrated in that region of Italy called Veneto. Let’s discover together the logo created by graphic designer Fabio Scalzotto!
The blue part of the logo depicts Lake Garda. Considered the largest in Italy, Lake Garda touches three Italian regions, Lombardy, Trentino and Veneto, in the last of which the European Sprint Championships will be held. Lake Garda is a unique destination capable of welcoming tourists and lovers of those holidays dedicated to relax, sport, fun, and the discovery of local flavours.
Lake Garda will be the hub of the European Sprint Championships 2023. Precisely at the Camping Bella Italia in Peschiera del Garda is located the Event Centre, the beating heart of the event, and also the official accommodation of the athletes.
The dark-grey part of the EOC 2023 logo, the beautiful Arena di Verona, immediately catches the eye. Built at the End of the 1st century under Emperor Augustus, this Roman amphitheatre is the third largest in Italy and the one with the best state of preservation. Since the year 2000, the entire city of Verona has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, which describes it as a ‘City of Culture and Art’.
After Rome, in fact, Verona is considered the second-largest city in Italy for the presence of well-preserved Roman remains such as the Arena, the Roman Theatre and the Ponte Pietra. Today, the Arena hosts concerts of the most important singers, as well as the famous Arena Opera Festival, held in summer since 1913.
Regarding the EOC 2023, it is precisely in the city of Verona that the first race valid for medals will be held on 4th October: the Individual Sprint. The Final will be held in the picturesque historic centre of Verona, while on 6th October, the Sprint Relay will take place in Soave, in the province of Verona.
(foto: Comune di Vicenza)
Finally, the aquamarine part of the logo represents the roof of the Basilica Palladiana, symbol of the city of Vicenza. Built in the mid-15th century as the Palazzo della Ragione, the building was taken over in 1549 by Andrea Palladio, who designed the two orders of white marble serliana loggias that characterise the building today.
As for the name, it was Palladio himself who rhetorically gave it the name ‘Basilica’, in memory of the place in ancient Rome where politics and business were discussed. Since 1994, the city of Vicenza and Andrea Palladio’s villas have been part of the Unesco heritage.
Vicenza will host the Final stage of the EOC 2023. On 8th October, the Knock-Out will take place in the city centre, with four rounds from morning to afternoon.