José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes has announced, during the telematic meeting held today by the Sports Ministers of the European Union, the creation of a study group to promote sport for the post-COVID-19 scenario in which they participate, in addition to the Council Superior of Sports, the Sports Health Protection Agency and the Center for Sports Medicine. "The guideline for any decision will be set by the evolution of the pandemic and the scientific and health criteria," he indicated.
Rodríguez Uribes has highlighted the need for strong public-private collaboration, also at the European level, to promote the sustainability of sports federations ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
During the informal meeting of the Sports Ministers of the European Union, member countries discussed issues such as the safety and prevention of the spread of the coronavirus and how it affects the continuity of the training and preparation of athletes. In this sense, the minister has pointed out that "the department's main concern is athletes", to whom special attention is devoted through the creation of a line of consultations in the psychosocial field of the Athlete Care Program that develops the Ministry through the Higher Sports Council, in collaboration with the Spanish Olympic Committee.
The Minister of Sport has defended "the need for more Europe and a conception of sport as a public policy associated with competition, but also with the well-being of citizens and a world of values that make us better: fair play, collaboration and cooperation and teamwork. "
Rodríguez Uribes has reiterated his commitment and solidarity with the health authorities and has indicated the complete provision of state sports infrastructures: the State-owned High Performance Centers and the BLUME Residence, as well as the essential collaboration between sports federations and the Spanish Olympic Committee.