Definition and competences


The Superior Council of sports, defined in the10 / 1990 Lawon 15 October, sport, as an autonomous body of an administrative nature, which holds the performance of the state administration in sport.

According to theRoyal Decree 355 / 2018 of 6 June, restructuring ministerial departments corresponds to the ministry of culture and Sport the proposal and implementation of government policy regarding sport.


Are powers of Higher Council of sports:

  • Authorize and revoke a motivated the constitution and adopt the statutes and regulations of the Spanish Sports Federations.

  • Recognize, for the purposes of this law the existence of a sport.

  • Agree with the Spanish Sports Federations its objectives, sports programmes, especially those of top-level sport, budgets and organizational structures and functional, adhering to the effect the corresponding conventions. Such agreements have legal nature ­ administrative.

  • Economic subsidies granted to proceed with the sports federations and other entities and sports associations, inspecting and checking the adequacy of the same the fulfilment of the intended purposes in the present Act.

  • Qualify official competitions and professional State level.

  • Promote and encourage scientific research in sport in accordance with the criteria established by law of Promotion and overall coordination of technical and scientific research.

  • Promote and support measures for prevention, control and repression of the use of prohibited substances and methods regulatory not designed to artificially increase physical capacity of athletes or modify the results of competitions.

  • Coordinate with the Autonomous Communities on sporting activity general and cooperate with the same in the development of competencies that are attributed in their respective statutes

  • Allow or deny, with the approval of the ministry of foreign affairs, the celebration in Spanish territory official sports competitions of international character, as well as the involvement of Spanish selections in international competitions.

  • Coordinate with the Autonomous Communities programming of school and university sports where national and international projection.

  • Develop and implement, in collaboration with the Autonomous Communities and, in its case, with local entities, building plans and improvement of sports facilities for the development of the top-class sport, as well as update, within the scope of its powers, the existing technical regulations on this type of facilities.

  • Develop proposals for the establishment of the teachings of minimum qualifications specialized sporting technicians.
    It is also collaborate in the establishment of programmes and curricula relating to such qualifications, recognize centres authorized to do so and inspect the development of training programmes in those autonomous communities that have not taken competences in education.

  • Authorize multiannual costs Spanish Sports federations in cases by regulation expected, determine the fate of the net worth of those in the case of dissolution, control subsidies granted to them and to authorize the levy and dispossession of their properties if they have been financed wholly or partly with public funds in the state.

  • Continuously updated the census of sports facilities in collaboration with the autonomous communities.

  • Register Sports companies in the register of sports associations, regardless of their registration in the records of the autonomous communities.

  • Register Spanish sports federations in the corresponding Sporting Federations of international character.

  • Collaborate in environment and defense of nature with other government agencies with competences in this and federations especially related to those.

  • Any powers attributed legal or regulatory that contributes to the achievement of the aims and objectives set forth in the present Act.

(Law / 10 / 90 of 15 October, sport, 8)