The public ceremony in Auckland to hand over sailing’s Prada Cup to Italy’s Luna Rossa, was paused with a minute’s silence to mark the killing of the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Stuff reports. Several hundred people, including Luna Rossa team members and their families, acknowledged the death of Luca Attanasio, who was killed when a United Nations convoy was attacked. The public hand over of the Prada Cup had been delayed because Auckland was still in Covid-19 alert level 2, when the Italians clinched the series on Sunday, beating Team UK 7-1. The Italian’s victory pits them against Team New Zealand for the America’s Cup on March 6.
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