Irene Lozano: “ sport is more united after the health crisis and that will help us to confront the economic problems ”

The study estimated that the pandemic will cause a reduction of 31% of revenues of athletes

Madrid, 22 June 2020. The Higher Council of sports (CSD), the association of sport English (ADESP) and the foundation Spain Active have presented today at the headquarters of public agency the study of the impact of the COVID-19 on the ecosystem of sport Spanish. It identifies more quickly and detail the negative effects that the pandemic and the state of health scares have had in the sport sector.

The secretary of state for sport, Irene Lozano, in his final speech after exposure of the study, has not hesitated to qualify data from “ bad ”, but at the same time has said that we must serve “ to know the reality on which Were Going to have to work when moved this situation. If something goes for the sport sector is emerging from this crisis, of this part of the crisis, the health part of the crisis, stronger and more united from as entered, and that is a good guide to face in a better position the more immediate future and combat the economic problems ”.

The act has begun with an introduction by Joe Hidalgo, president of ADESP, who has highlighted the “ grand symbolism ”. “ in the first day of the new normal do this encounter with the CSD and federations has a burden of positioning of this house and the importance that we want to give the Spanish sport. ” Hidalgo has highlighted, moreover, “ partnerships ” that are needed in the new times between the council, and the foundation ADESP Spain Active and the “ leadership ” of Irene Lozano supporting this study. “ Sport from now on will be more egalitarian and inclusive, more and more technological transversal ” has finished.

For its part, Jaime Lissavetzky, president of the foundation Spain active, has stressed that the least bad news of this study was that Only 14.1% of the active population had left during this period sporting habits.

The detailed presentation of the study, which today is available on the website of ADESP (, from Alfonso Stream of Ingesport; Alfonso Pérez, the founding Spain active; and Raúl plating, the president of the Spanish Federation Real athletics. All of them have been detailed some data of the impact of the health crisis in the ecosystem of the Spanish sport.

The study covers 631 sporting bodies and includes 4.3 million people. All of them, 86.6% of the sample expresses a very negative perception or negative impact on sport COVID-19.

Moreover, reflects that professional sportsmen have suffered a loss of income 31%, same percentage that has taken the sector in terms of destruction of employment.

The losses that the sports federations Spaniards are going to suffer regarding aspects such as royalties for the competition will be 57.4%; for courses and other training of 56.4%; by rights of the arbitration 56.8%; by sponsorships 49%; and by campus or stages of promotion of a 75.8%.