The Spanish Olympic Committee and the Catholic University of Murcia renewed their partnership

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María Dolores García, President of the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM) and Alejandro Blanco, President of the Spanish Olympic Committee signed the agreement that continues the work that both institutions have been doing in favor of Spanish sport, namely for the athletes who combine the higher education with the sports career.

The swimmer Mireia Belmonte, the canoeists David Cal and Saúl Craviotto, the badminton player Carolina Marín, the weightlifter Lydia Valentin and the karateka Sandra Sánchez are just a few examples of the more than forty Olympic, Paralympic and elite athletes who have been present at the moment of the renewal of the partnership between the Spanish Olympic Committee and the Catholic University of Murcia.

This objective was crucial for José Luis Mendoza, founder of the UCAM, who died last January and honored during the event.

“José Luis was an earthquake impossible to control and a world-class leader. He taught us that the things you do for others are the ones that last” said President Alejandro Blanco who has also stressed the importance of maintaining the partnership between the two institutions: “It is up to us to live and increase the legacy that José Luis Mendoza left us. May that legacy never disappear and may we remember him forever.”