Madrid, September 6 (European Press) –
The president of Deporte&Business, Alicia Garrido, and the former professional golfer Marta Figueras Dutti, president of the Women’s European Tour and celebrating, for the first time in Spain, the Solheim Cup will be champions of the European Sports Journalism Championship on Thursday. Breakfasts, an event that will take place (11:00 AM) in the meeting room on Paseo de la Castellana, 81, in Madrid.
Alicia Garrido and Marta Figueras Dutti, the first Spanish female golfer to play on the US professional circuit (LPGA) and the only winner of the British Open, will talk about the sporting outlook and the impact of the competition that will face teams from Europe and the United States. Finca Cortesin will be born, in Casares (Málaga), in the period From 22 to 24 September.
This forum is the fifth of the fifteenth season of “Sports Breakfast”, sponsored by DAZN, Loterías y Apuestas del Estado, UnicajaBanco and Vithas, after it was opened by the first president of the League of Women’s Professional Football (LPFF), Beatriz Álvarez. in December, and subsequent meetings by Luis Rubiales and Francisco Blasquez, presidents of the Spanish Football Association and the Spanish Football Federation, in February and April.
Likewise, at the end of July, the president of the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation, Raúl Chapado, and the athletes Raquel Gonzalez and Mario García, analyzed the national situation of the sport and the options of the national team before traveling to the World Cup finals. Budapest Cup. This edition of the World Cup was historic, with Spain finishing third in the medal table, behind only the United States and Canada, with four golds and one silver.
Last year, the President of the Spanish Paralympic Committee, Miguel Carballeda, participated; That RFEBM, Francisco Blasquez; Spanish league player Javier Tebas; and the then national women’s soccer coach, Jorge Villeda, along with recent world champion Alexia Putellas, two-time Ballon d’Or winners, Patry Guijarro and Irene Paredes.
The then Chairman of the Commission on Sustainable Development, José Manuel Franco, did the same, presented by the Minister of Culture and Sports, Miquel Isita; President of the International Triathlon Union and member of the International Olympic Committee, Marisol Casado, President of the Spanish Rowing Federation, Asunción Llorente, and President of FUTPRO, Amanda Gutierrez; Director of the Spanish Anti-Doping Committee in Sports (CELAD), José Luis Terreros.
In previous years, Jorge Villeda himself and international players Amanda Sampedro, Mariona Caldente and Silvia Messeguer attended before going to the World Cup in France. Then, under the title “Motor, with an M for Women”, pilots Ana Carrasco, the first World Champion in Supersport 300; Sarah Garcia is the world champion in injuries. Tatiana Calderon, the first woman to race in Formula 2, and Marta García, the only Spanish female driver in the WSeries.
CPE President, Miguel Carballeda; Teresa Perales, the Spanish athlete with the most medals (27) at the Paralympics and the 2021 Princess of Asturias Sports Award; Athlete Gerard Descariga, Paralympic, World and European champion in the 400 metres; Cyclist Ricardo Ten, world track and road champion and Tokyo bronze medalist, presented an X-ray of Paralympic sports before the initial postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to the pandemic.
Under the title “Repsol, 50 years of support and victories in motorsport”, Carlos Sainz, two-time World Rally Champion, three-time Dakar Champion and winner of the 2019 Princess of Asturias Sports Award; Jorge Martinez “Aspar”, the world quad bike champion and nicknamed the “Motorcycle Legend”; Thirty-three-time world time trial champion Tony Bo analyzed what made Spain a global powerhouse in motorcycle and motorsport.
President of the Royal Spanish Winter Sports Federation (RFEDI), May Pius; RFEDI Head of Women and Snow, Paola Fernandez-Ochoa, 2018 PyeongChang Games bronze medalist rider Regino Hernandez, and Olympic skier Juan del Campo spoke about Blanca Fernandez-Ochoa’s legacy.
Movistar Team General Manager Eusebio Unzue, former cyclists Pedro “Perico” Delgado, Ángel Arroyo and Pablo Lastras and former road cycling world champion Alejandro Valverde reviewed 40 years of success “from Reynolds to Movistar”.
Key players in national sports
In previous campaigns, the main champions of national and international sports were paraded through the “Sports Breakfasts”, such as managers of clubs, organizations and sports entities, athletes and former athletes from multiple disciplines.
Among them are the first President of the Commission on Sustainable Development, María José Renda, her predecessors Jaime Lisavetsky, Albert Soler, José Ramón Leyte, and Miguel Cardenal, and her predecessors Irene Lozano and José Manuel Franco; The ACB’s presidents, David Ajanzo, of the ACB, Antonio Martin, and Jorge Garbajosa, the current FIBA president in Europe.
As well as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Real Valladolid Club, Ronaldo Nazario; Among them are Atletico Madrid Enrique Cerezo, current FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta, former Real Madrid coach Ramon Calderon, former national football coach Vicente del Bosque, and former Liverpool and Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez.
This sports arena was occupied by the presidents of the national federations, the then president of the Athletes’ Union (M) Cayetano Martínez de Irujo, and the Olympic champions Lidia Valentin and Carolina Marin; Drivers Marc Márquez, Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo, Maverick Viñales, Alex Crivelli, and 12+1-time world champion Ángel Nieto; Marc Coma and Stephane Peterhansel, “Mr. Dakar”; Swimmers Rafa Muñoz, Ashwin Wildbore and Mireya Belmonte, “synchronisers” Una Carbonell and Raquel Corral and golfer Miguel Ángel Jiménez.
MAPFRE General Manager of the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), Pedro Campos, Spanish Challenge Captain, Xavi Fernandez, and crew members Tamara Echeguín, the first Spaniard in the history of the regatta, and Joan Vila, considered the best navigator in the world. and world champions Jose Vicente “Bebo” Hernandez, Paco Antequera and Javier Lozano, president of the National Futsal League (LNFS).
There was no shortage of former cyclists Miguel Indurin, five-time Tour champion; Alberto Contador, two-time Giro and Tour winner and three-time La Vuelta champion; Joaquim “Burrito” Rodriguez; And the best Spanish athlete and basketball player of all time, Fermin Cacho and Amaya Valdemoro.
Former Madrid Mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, and former executive directors of the Madrid 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games bids, Mercedes Coggin and Victor Sánchez, analyze project options for the Spanish capital to host the country’s second Games.
International presence: IOC, NBA and JJOO
The breakfast ceremony was also attended by representatives of international organizations such as the Vice President of the International Olympic Committee at the time, the Spanish Juan Antonio Samaranch Salesachs; London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Ambassador, Lord Sebastian Coe, current President of World Athletics, former IAAF; former UK Ambassador to Spain Giles Paxman; Former General Manager of Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) Knut Frostad, and former Deputy General Manager of ASO Yann Le Moenner.
In addition, the Minister of Extraordinary Security for Major Events in Brazil, André Augusto Passos, the former CEO of the EuroLeague, Jordi Bertomeu, the Ambassador of France to Spain, Yves Saint-Georges, and the Vice President of the NBA in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Jesús. Bueno, appear in the list of participants.