Nearly 300 Athletes Join Spanish Sports Execs To Celebrate Athletic Merit Gold Medal
Madrid's Cofidis Theatre was "the site of a National Sports Prizes gala celebration on Tuesday," according to Sara Massa of EL CONFIDENCIAL. Spanish Superior Sports Council President Miguel Cardenal and Spain's Education, Culture & Sports Minister José Ignacio Wert were joined by nearly 300 Spanish athletes as Spain was awarded with "a Gold Medal for athletic merit." Cardenal thanked Spanish athletes "for their involvement, which is one of the foundations that allowed Spain to become recognized throughout the world of sports." Cardenal: "Spain is a sports territory and and we are admired for this throughout the entire world. You should be proud. You have maintained the quality of Spanish sports and improved it despite many difficulties" (EL CONFIDENCIAL, 10/29).