Today I have answering the phone in the TV3 ( Catalan public TV) Marató, a solidarity event that once more has broken records. In the edition of 2018, dedicated again to research against cancer, almost 11 million euros have been contributed. In the photo with Laura Borràs, member of the Catalan Government.
This year, my presence has been on behalf of the political prisoners on hunger strike for the violation of their rights by the TC. For you Josep Rull, Jordi Turull, Quim Forn and Jordi Sánchez.
I feel very honored to have received, along with Eduard Boet, the prize of the Peñas del Barça “Optimista Blaugrana”. Yes, in football the results are not always good, as in life, but one must be optimistic by nature. I do not know a better way for things to go well than to believe in positive results! In addition, I am a founding member of the “Peña Blaugrana Dracs Units” which, through the values of sport and football in particular, helps the children of Chinese communities to integrate in Catalonia around the love for Barça. In the photo with the Vice President of Barça Jordi Cardoner, always defender of the wonderful network of complicities that form the fan clubs.
Eduard Boet is a journalist whom I have always admired and who preceded me in the football transmissions in Catalan with Joaquim Maria Puyal. I want to thank him very much for the words said at the award ceremony in defense of women in sports journalism, remembering that when I started, at the beginning of the 80s, it was an absolutely male chauvinism environment. Fortunately, the situation has changed … although there is still a long way to go!
The College of Journalists of Catalonia turned a round table on the business of football and its globalizing effect, which I had the honor of moderating, in a tribute to the communication master Joaquim Maria Puyal, who has been broadcasting Barça matches for 50 years, the last decades in Catalunya Ràdio.
We know that we will continue to enjoy his capacity as a communicator, but we will miss him when Barça plays!
In the photo with Christian Escribà’s cake, a gift from Neus Bonet, Dean of the College of Journalists of Catalonia.
Meet Fatuma Adan, Kenya, Founder and Executive Director of HODI (Horn of Africa Development Initiative) and Khalida Popal, Former Captain of the Afghan Football Women’s Team and Founder and Director of the Girl Power Organization, was one of the best moments of the WFS (World Football Summit). Their vital example, how they have made football become a tool to build peace or to give power to women are exciting. Find more information about them because their stories will not leave you indifferent.
We have been invited to participate in the debate about “eSport, Sport and Global Economy” debate table, organized by Tribuna Sant Cugat Empresarial and that has wanted to focus its attention on the potential of electronic sports at the time to energize and strengthen traditional sports clubs, sports leagues and brands that wish to improve their “engagement” with young people.
The debate, held in the ring of the Center for High Performance Sports of Sant Cugat, has been moderated by the journalist Jofre Llombart and has counted, in addition to the representative of the Esportia consultancy, with Alberto Eljarrat, CEO of Sportium Sports Betting, one of the main sponsors of La Liga and Manel Arroyo, Vice President of FC Barcelona and General Director of Dorna Sports.
Joan Franquesa, president of Sant Cugat Empresarial, has opened the event in which has been spoken about the modification of the audiovisual content consumption habits, and more specifically of the sports ones, and the strong entry of e-sports as a new competitor of the traditional leisure. All present have agreed that we must promote collaboration between the two worlds: that of traditional sports and that of electronic sports. That idea has been highlighted in his words by the Secretary General of Sports of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Gerard M. Figueras.