Spain's Superior Sports Council Introduces New Division Devoted To Promoting Women's Sports
Spanish Superior Sports Council (CSD) President Miguel Cardenal on Monday announced the creation of a CSD division "exclusively devoted to women's sports," according to the EFE. The "motivation for this was the success enjoyed by Spanish women at the 2012 Olympics and this year's Int'l Swimming Federation's (FINA) World Championships in Barcelona." Cardenal: "I want to announce that the CSD will feature a division dedicated exclusively to the promotion of women's sports. Women and Spanish sports make for a pair that sounds good. The relationship has worked well in recent years and will continue to be strong in the future." The new division "aims to address, in the manner that the subject deserves, the way women have burst onto the professional sports scene." Referring to swimmers Ona Carbonell and Melani Costa and gymnast Alejandra Quereda, Cardenal added that the three share "a common denominator: they break barriers and are icons for young girls in Spain" (EFE, 11/25).