Oblivious to the political fluctuations that influence financing flows, the Spanish Olympism appears a long, calm river that produces a similar harvest in the Summer Games every four years. It does not matter that a year and a half ago the sports federations will launch an SOS, or strategic plan and corresponding financing or death, to which no one responded; It does not matter that, as in all 2016, the Olympic year of Rio, there is a functioning government that cannot take Parliament to a Sports law whose draft was presented a year ago or implement structural changes in the financing systems of the Sport and athletes.
Despite this, everything continues to flow. Athletes with Olympic hopes and illusions are seeking private sponsorships to complement the scholarships, family and friends help pay for trips and rallies, federations cut off and find ingenious solutions so that none of the figures can complain about not being able to prepare as they wanted, and the Higher Sports Council (CSD), which works with Mariano Rajoy’s 2018 budgets, managed to scratch several million over the 54 budgeted for Olympic preparation aids. And, in the end, everyone commends the athlete, representative of the most genuine of being Spanish: the great ability, of pure personal effort, to flourish in the desert.
300 Spanish in Tokyo
Except for the 427 Spanish athletes in Barcelona, where, due to the privilege of an organizing country, they had the right to participate in all sports, the number of Spanish participants in each event has ranged between the 281 London 2012 and the 320 Athens 2004. The average It is 300 athletes, just the number handled by the COE, who in his latest report notes that, while the process is still open in most sports, 167 Spanish athletes, 11 men and 56 women have already qualified for Tokyo. Teams already have a safe place in Tokyo for men’s basketball, also men’s soccer and both genders in water polo and hockey. While the women soccer players and the rugby players and volleyball players, men and women, no longer have possibilities, they will fight for a place the women’s basketball and the two handballs. And behind the flag carried by Saúl Craviotto or Mireia Belmonte, the two big favourites for the role of flag bearer (or both: Italy projects a double flag) all of them will parade on Friday, July 24 at the recently completed Tokyo Olympic Stadium, a marvel projected by architect Kengo Kuma with wooden facades and overhangs (2,000 cubic meters of cedar) that will seat 60,000 spectators. And a red track, red like Tokyo 64, the previous Japanese Games. a marvel designed by architect Kengo Kuma with wooden facades and overhangs (2,000 cubic meters of cedar) that will seat 60,000 spectators. And a red track, red like Tokyo 64, the previous Japanese Games. a marvel designed by architect Kengo Kuma with wooden facades and overhangs (2,000 cubic meters of cedar) that will seat 60,000 spectators. And a red track, red like Tokyo 64, the previous Japanese Games.
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