Authorized the convening of aid to Spanish sports federations of $50 billion euros

• these subsidies are aimed at promoting sports training and results of teams and athletes representing Spain at international sports competitions

• this year preolímpico and preparalímpico starts the classification of athletes for the next Olympics and Paralympics Tokio 2020

• adopted the draft general budget of the state by 2019, the amount of this aid to 69.6 million euros

• draft budgets for 2019 also provides support - media rights and contribution by the law of the game -, which would obtain federations input from the state of 103.752.000 euros, which is a record

Madrid, 08 February 2019.-The council of ministers, on the proposal of the Minister of Culture and Sport, José Guirao, has authorized the High Council of sports the convening of aid to Spanish sports federations for a total amount of EUR 50.055.510.

With this aid the government wants to promote sports training and results of teams and athletes representing Spain at international sports competitions. In addition, some of the purposes of these subsidies are: drive modernization programs to promote sports the leap to the top of the young talents; promote training and technical development sporting, judges, arbitrators or equivalent; promote national and international competitions; and encourage the participation of women in all Areas of sport.

The convening of aid will also have two specific subsidy lines: one for supporting the spanish athletes for the results obtained in the previous year, and another for international federations headquarters in Spain and for presidents Spaniards or executive committee members of international sports federations.

It is important to remember that this year 2019 is preolímpico and preparalímpico, which gives it a special relevance to be the year in which many athletes and national teams have to start the classification for the next Olympics and Paralympics Tokio 2020 and preparedness for ice sports Pekín 2022. Also, federations and Olympic not Paralympics not require the best material and human resources to achieve the many successes that each year their athletes achieved in the world championships and Europa attended by.

It should be noted that the amount of €50 million corresponds to what is established in general state budgets 2018, currently extended. The adoption of the draft Budget for 2019 this would amount to 69.6 million euros.

The draft budget for 2019 also provides support - media rights and contribution by the law of the game -, which would obtain federations input from the state of 103.752.000 euros, which is a record number.