Marisol Casado, Asunción Loriente and Amanda Gutiérrez, protagonists this Tuesday at EP Sports Breakfasts

The president of the CSD, José Manuel Franco, will present the ‘leaders in sports management’

MADRID, July 18. (.) –

The president of the International Triathlon Federation and member of the IOC, Marisol Casado, the president of the Spanish Rowing Federation, Asunción Loriente, and the president of FUTPRO, Amanda Gutiérrez, will be the protagonists this Tuesday (10:00 am) of the Europa Press Sports Breakfasts, an event to be held at the El Beatriz Auditorium in Madrid.

The president of the Higher Sports Council (CSD), José Manuel Franco, will be the presenter of this forum under the title of ‘Leading women in sports management’. The event, sponsored by DAZN, Loterías y Apuestas del Estado, Repsol and UnicajaBanco, will also be attended by the presidents of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE), Alejandro Blanco, the Paralympic Committee (CPE), Miguel Carballeda, and, among others, the president of the Spanish Sports Association (ADESP), José Hidalgo.

This forum is the seventh of the fourteenth season of EP’s ‘Sports Breakfasts’, after the president of the RFEF, Luis Rubiales, inaugurated it in mid-July last shortly after Spain was a semifinalist in the 2020 European Championship, and the president of the CPE, Miguel Carballeda, shared the success of the Paralympic athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Subsequently, the president of the RFEBM, Francisco Blázquez, spoke about the challenge of organizing the first Women’s World Cup in Spain, and at the end of May, the president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, presented the LaLiga Impulso project, warning of the threat of ‘clubs-State’ like PSG and advised FC Barcelona to “fill the pantry” before facing signings like Robert Lewandowski.

In June, the women’s national soccer coach, Jorge Vilda, and the international players Alexia Putellas, elected the Ballon d’Or and FIFA The Best Award as the best soccer player in the world in 2021, Patri Guijarro and Irene Paredes shared their expectations for the European Championship to be held. is playing this July in England.

And at the end of last month, the Minister of Culture and Sports, Miquel Iceta, presented the president of the CSD, José Manuel Franco, who made a diagnosis of the health of Spanish sport that is trying to get out of the pandemic crisis thanks to some “historic” grants that aim for athletes to exceed, or equal, in Paris 2024 the 22 medals of the Barcelona’92 Games.

In previous courses, Jorge Vilda himself and the internationals Amanda Sampedro, Mariona Caldentey and Silvia Meseguer spoke about their participation before traveling to the World Cup in France. Subsequently, under the title ‘Motor, with ‘M’ for women’, the riders took part: Ana Carrasco, the first woman world champion in Supersport 300; Sara García, casualty world champion; Tatiana Calderón, the first woman to participate in Formula 2, and Marta García, the only Spanish driver in the WSeries.

The president of the CPE, Miguel Carballeda; Teresa Perales, the Spanish athlete with the most medals (27) at the Paralympic Games and the 2021 Princess of Asturias Award for Sports; the athlete Gerard Descarrega, Paralympic, world and European champion in 400 meters; and the cyclist Ricardo Ten, world champion in track and road and bronze in Tokyo, offered an x-ray of Paralympic sport before the initial postponement of Tokyo 2020 due to the pandemic.

Under the title, ‘Repsol, 50 years of support and triumphs in motor sport’, Carlos Sainz, two-time world rally champion and three-time Dakar champion and 2019 Princess of Asturias Award for Sports; Jorge Martínez ‘Aspar’, quadruple motorcycling world champion and named ‘MotoGP Legend’; and Toni Bou, thirty times world trial champion, analyzed the causes that have placed Spain as a world power in motorcycling and motor racing.

The president of the Royal Spanish Federation of Winter Sports (RFEDI), May Peus; The head of Women and Snow of the RFEDI, Paula Fernández-Ochoa, the rider Regino Hernández, bronze in the PyeongChang 2018 Games, and the Olympic skier Juan del Campo spoke about the legacy of Blanca Fernández-Ochoa.

And the general manager of the Movistar Team, Eusebio Unzué, former cyclists Pedro ‘Perico’ Delgado, Ángel Arroyo and Pablo Lastras and former road cycling world champion Alejandro Valverde reviewed the 40 years of success ‘From Reynolds to Movistar’.


In previous campaigns, the main protagonists of national and international sport have paraded through the ‘Sports Breakfasts’, as is the case with directors of clubs, sports organizations and entities, and athletes and former athletes from multiple disciplines.

Among them, the first president of the CSD, María José Rienda, her predecessors Jaime Lissavetzky, Albert Soler, José Ramón Lete and Miguel Cardenal, and the predecessors, Irene Lozano and José Manuel Franco; the presidents of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, of the RFEF, Luis Rubiales, of the AFE, David Aganzo, of the ACB, Antonio Martín, and of the FEB, Jorge Garbajosa.

Likewise, the president of the Board of Directors of Real Valladolid, Ronaldo Nazario; the one from Atlético de Madrid, Enrique Cerezo, and the now president of FC Barcelona, ​​Joan Laporta, and the former Real Madrid player Ramón Calderón, the former national soccer coach Vicente del Bosque and the former Liverpool and Real Madrid coach Rafa Benítez.

Presidents of national federations, the then president of the Association of Sportsmen (AD) Cayetano Martínez de Irujo, the Olympic champions Lydia Valentín and Carolina Marín; the riders Marc Márquez, Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo, Maverick Viñales, Álex Crivillé, and the ’12+1′ times world champion Ángel Nieto; Marc Coma and Stephane Peterhansel, ‘Monsieur Dakar’; the swimmers Rafa Muñoz, Aschwin Wildeboer and Mireia Belmonte, the ‘synchro’ swimmers Ona Carbonell and Raquel Corral, and the golfer Miguel Ángel Jiménez.

Likewise, the General Manager of MAPFRE in the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), Pedro Campos, the skipper of the Spanish challenge, Xabi Fernández, and the crew Támara Echegoyen, the first Spaniard in the history of the regatta, and Joan Vila, considered the best sailor in the world; and the world champion coaches José Vicente ‘Pepu’ Hernández, Paco Antequera and Javier Lozano, president of the National Futsal League (LNFS).

There was no lack of former cyclists Miguel Indurain, five-time Tour champion; Alberto Contador, double winner of Giro and Tour and triple champion of La Vuelta; Joaquim ‘Purito’ Rodriguez; and the best Spanish athlete and basketball player of all time, Fermín Cacho and Amaya Valdemoro.

The former mayor of Madrid Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, and the former CEOs of the Madrid 2016 and Madrid 2020 Olympic bids, Mercedes Coghen and Víctor Sánchez, analyzed the options of the Spanish capital project to host the second Games in the country.


Representatives of international organizations were also at the ‘breakfasts’ such as the then vice president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Spanish Juan Antonio Samaranch Salisachs; former London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Ambassador Lord Sebastian Coe, current President of World Athletics, former IAAF; the former Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Spain Giles Paxman; former Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) General Manager Knut Frostad, and former ASO Deputy General Manager Yann Le Moenner.

In addition, the Extraordinary Secretary of Security for Major Events in Brazil, Andrei Augusto Passos, the Executive Director of the Euroleague, Jordi Bertomeu, the French Ambassador to Spain, Yves Saint-Geours, and the NBA Vice President for EMEA, Jesús Bueno, appear on the list of participants.

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