The Spanish NOC, through Olympic Solidarity, and the municipality of Getafe are to build a sports centre for refugees. The aim is to help these people integrate and improve their quality of life through sport. The Sports Center for the refugees in Getafe will be named “Alejandro Blanco”.
Attending the launch were NOC President Alejandro Blanco, the Chair of the Refugee Assistance Commission, Carlos Berzosa and the Mayor of Getafe, Sara Hernández.
In addition, the NOC signed an agreement with the University of Deusto, in Bilbao, for the creation of an Olympic Studies Centre on the Basque university campus. The agreement was signed by NOC President Alejandro Blanco, the President of the Spanish Olympic Academy, Conrado Durántez, and the Rector of the University, José María Guibert.