For the minister, at the moment, "the first thing in the whole world is to fight the virus and win the battle. Health and life are the priority. That is why it is prudent and purely logical to move the Olympic Games and Paralympics ".
"Choosing the summer of 2021 is a sensible exercise, a message that we all take seriously the fight against this universal pandemic," said José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes, who stressed that from the Government "we are going to support our athletes that these days they are changing their routines and maintaining with effort their high level, so that they arrive at the new appointment of the Games in the best conditions ".
"We must all work, without being distracted, to recover normality as soon as possible. From the assurance that we have beaten the virus, we will work to regain confidence and rebuild with strength everything damaged, including Culture and Sports. , because they are fundamental rights in our open and democratic societies and respond to basic human needs, "concluded the minister.