Alpine Skiing star Sofia Goggia has been awarded the Knighthood in the Order of Saint Agatha; an order of merit awarded to foreign nationals who have been positively contributed either with outstanding civil or military services to the Republic, or for humanitarian, artistic, political or sporting accomplishments.
The Order of Saint Agatha is a State Order that was established on 5thJune 1923 by the Grand and General Council of the Republic of San Marino. Goggia together with Italian Ski Federation President and FIS Council Member Flavio Roda, was welcomed in San Marino by the Secretary of State for Sport, Marco Podeschi, and by Captain Regents Nicola Selva and Michele Muratori at the Government Palace of the Republic of San Marino.
“Receiving this award makes me really proud. It was a clear sign that I received this it exactly one month after the Milano-Cortina 2026 Olympic Winter Games election. I was at the forefront of the Italian delegation in Lausanne, and it is curious and interesting how, even today, I find myself in a political context linked to sport,” the downhill Olympic champion said. “I’ve never been to San Marino, and I didn't know the region, so I want to thank the San Marino Federation and the Council of State for this invitation. This day will certainly remain a wonderful memory for me.”
“Sofia Goggia’s statement,” the Captain Regents explained in their speech, “is particularly valuable because it represents a point of reference for many young people and an incentive to have confidence in themselves and their abilities. Having a good example like Sofia pushes the next generation to make serious efforts to strive for achievement in every area, to obtain the best possible results”.