RAJOY SAYS WE NEED SPORTING VALUES TO OVERCOME CRISIS
Press Release / 2012-07-24 11:15:26
Mariano Rajoy asserted that the Government is applying "exactly the same recipe and the same medicine as our sportsmen apply: hard work, effort, dedication and perseverance" to overcome the economic situation.
At Moncloa Palace yesterday (23 July) the President of the Government, Mariano Rajoy, received the Spanish team that will be taking part in the London 2012 Olympic Games. The event was attended by the Minister for Education, José Ignacio Wert, and the President of the Spanish Olympic Committee, Alejandro Blanco.
The President asserted to the Spanish delegation that it is sometimes hard for a sportsman to recover following an injury and he or she may become disillusioned, but then all of a sudden they find they have overcome the injury. "That is exactly what we are going to do: work hard, make an effort, devote ourselves and give our very best to overcome this situation", he said.
Mariano Rajoy highlighted the magnificent level of Spanish sportsmen, as well as their talent, hard work and effort, qualities that he sees as vital in any walk of life. "Without hard work and effort, without pride and perseverance, you can have all the talent in the world but achieve nothing whatsoever", he added.
The President of the Government defended a society based on values, "If people make an effort, work hard, don't cheat, but devote their time with hope, spirit and pride, things will go much better both for the individual and for the country as a whole".
After wishing the Olympic team the very best, Mariano Rajoy concluded by saying, "We are convinced that Spain will be in its rightful place and will rise to the occasion".
Sponsors and the Sponsorship Act Pool Moncloa The President of the Government highlighted the excellent work by sports clubs, federations and the Spanish Olympic Committee, and the work done by sponsors and the public authorities in promoting sport given the difficult circumstances. "Since we are going to overcome the circumstances, I am convinced that sponsors will be wise enough to appreciate the best way to sell their products well, help the country and do justice", he added.
Rajoy also announced that the Sponsorship Act will shortly be approved and trusted that it will "prove to be of great help to numerous sportsmen and women".