Paco Blázquez reviews Spanish handball’s “golden decade” this Tuesday in his EP Sports Breakfasts

Guerreras goalkeeper Silvia Navarro and Raul Entrerríos, legend of Hispanos, president of the Spanish Football Federation

Madrid, April 24. (Press Europe) –

The President of the Royal Spanish Handball Federation (RFEBM), Francisco V. , an event that will take place in the auditorium meeting room in Paseo de la Castellana, 81, in Madrid.

Francisco Blazquez will talk about, among other things, a decade full of success, sport and economic growth, and will be introduced by the goalkeeper of the women’s team, “Guerreras”, Silvia Navarro, and former player Raul Entreus, the legend of the women’s team. Hispanics and former captain of a unique generation of players. And they add among themselves 8 medals out of 53 won by national teams during Blasquez’s presidency.

The event will be attended by, among others, the President of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE), Alejandro Blanco; President of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) Luis Rubiales; Spanish Sports Confederation (ADESP), José Hidalgo, and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Culture and Sports, Riansares Serrano.

This forum is the third of the fifteenth season of ‘Sports Breakfasts’, sponsored by DAZN, State Lotteries and Betting, Repsol and UnicajaBanco, after it was inaugurated by Beatriz Alvarez, First President of the League of Women’s Professional Football (LPFF) in the middle of last December, and at the time of Subsequently by Luis Rubiales, on February 14th.

In the past fiscal year, Luis Rubiales; Spanish Paralympic Committee (CPE) President Miguel Carballeda; one from RFEBM, Francisco Blazquez; the one from La Liga, Javier Tebas; And the national women’s soccer coaches, Jorge Vilda, jointly selected two-time Ballon d’Or internationals Alexia Potellas, Patry Guijaro and Irene Paredes.

It was also done by the head of the Civil Status Authority, José Manuel Franco, presented by the Minister of Culture and Sports, Mikel Eseta. President of the International Triathlon Federation and IOC member Marisol Casado, President of the Spanish Rowing Federation Asuncion Llorente, President of FUTPRO Amanda Gutierrez; and Director of the Spanish Committee for Anti-Doping in Sport (CELAD), José Luis Terreros.

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In previous tournaments, Jorge Vilda himself attended internationals Amanda Sampedro, Mariona Caldente and Silvia Meseguer before traveling to the World Cup in France. Next, under the “Motor” headline with the “M” for women, were the two female pilots Ana Carrasco, the first ever Supersport 300 world champion; Sarah García, World Injury Champion; Tatiana Calderon, the first woman to participate in Formula 2, and Marta García, the only Spanish driver in the WSeries.

Miguel Carballeda, Head of CPE; Teresa Perales, the Spanish athlete with the most medals (27) at the Paralympics and 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for Sport; Athlete Gerard Descarega, Paralympic, World and European Champion in the 400m; World track and road track and field champion and bronze medalist in Tokyo, cyclist Ricardo Tin provided a paralympic x-ray ahead of the initial postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games due to the pandemic.

Under the theme “Repsol, 50 years of support and triumphs in motorsport”, Carlos Sainz, two-time World Rally Champion, three-time Dakar Champion and 2019 Princess of Asturias Sport Award; Jorge “Aspar” Martinez, quadruple motorcycle world champion and titled “MotoGP Legend”; Tony Bou, 32-time time trial world champion, analyzed the reasons why Spain is a world power in motorcycle and motor racing.

President of the Royal Spanish Federation of Winter Sports (RFEDI), May Pius; Paula Fernandez-Ochoa, women’s and snowboarding champion of the USSR, equestrian Regino Hernandez, bronze medalist at the 2018 PyeongChang Games, and Olympic skier Juan del Campo spoke about Blanca Fernandez-Ochoa’s legacy.

Movistar Team General Manager, Eusebio Unzué, former cyclists Pedro ‘Perico’ Delgado, Ángel Arroyo and Pablo Lastras, and former Road Cycling World Champion, Alejandro Valverde, review 40 years of success ‘from Reynolds to Movistar’.

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The main actors in the national sport

In previous campaigns, key national and international sports champions took part in Sports Breakfast presentations, such as managers of clubs, organizations and sports entities, athletes and former athletes from multiple disciplines.

Among them are María José Renda, First President of the Department of Social Development, her predecessors Jaime Lisavetsky, Albert Soler, José Ramón Leite, and Miguel Cardinal, and her predecessors Irene Lozano and José Manuel Franco; LaLiga bosses, Javier Tebas, from the RFEF, Luis Rubiales, from the AFE, David Aganzo, from the ACB, Antonio Martin, and the FEB, Jorge Garbajosa.

Similarly, Real Valladolid’s chairman, Ronaldo Nazario; One of Atletico Madrid, Enrique Cerezo, the current president of FC Barcelona, ​​Joan Laporta, former Real Madrid player Ramon Calderon, former national football coach Vicente del Bosque, and former Liverpool and Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez. .

These sports wages were filled by the presidents of the national federations, then the president of the Athletic Association (AD) Caetano Martínez de Irujo, and the Olympic champions Lydia Valentine and Carolina Marín; drivers Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo, Maverick Viñales, Alex Crivel and “12+1” World Champion Angel Nieto; Marc Coma and Stéphane Peterhansel, “Monsieur Dakar”; Swimmers Rafa Muñoz, Ashwin Wildeboer and Miria Belmonte, swimmers “Syncro” Una Carbonel and Raquel Corral, and golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez.

MAPFRE’s general manager of the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), Pedro Campos, considered the captain of the Spanish Challenge, Xabi Fernandez, and crew members Tamara Echiguyen, the first Spaniard in the history of the regatta, and Joan Villa, the best navigator in the world. and World Champion Coaches Jose Vicente “Pepo” Hernandez, Paco Antequera, and Javier Lozano, head of the National Futsal League (LNFS).

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There was no shortage of former cyclists Miguel Indurain, 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 player and basketball player of all time, Firmin Cacho and Amaya Valdemoro.

Former Madrid Mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, and former CEOs of the Madrid 2016 and Madrid 2020 Olympic bids, Mercedes Cogen and Victor Sanchez, analyzed project options for the Spanish capital to host the second Games in the country.

International Attendance: International Olympic Committee, NBA and Olympic Games

Representatives of international organizations, such as the then Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee, Spaniard Juan Antonio Samaranch Salisach, also attended the “breakfast”; London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Ambassador Lord Sebastian Coe, current President of World Athletics, formerly IAAF; former UK Ambassador to Spain Giles Paxman; Former Managing Director of Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) Knut Frostad, and former Deputy General Manager of ASO Jan Le Moyner.

In addition, Brazil’s Minister of Extraordinary Security for Major Events, André Augusto Passos, former EuroLeague CEO Jordi Bertomeu, French Ambassador to Spain Yves Saint-Ghior, and NBA Vice President for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Jesús Bueno appear on the list of participants. .

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