The Olympic and Sports Museum Joan Antoni Samaranch has been the headquarter for the Opening Ceremony of the BCN Sports Film Festival which has been presided by David Escudé, President of the Barcelona Olympic Foundation and Sports Commissioner in Barcelona’s town hall; Alejandro Blanco, COE President and Franco Ascani, FICTS President.
Various personalities linked to the Olympic Games of Barcelona 92’ have receibed a tribute during the ceremony:
Diana Garrigosa has been in charge of collecting the tribute awarded to her husband, Pascual Maragall who was the Mayor of Barcelona during the Olympic Games and is also the ex-president of the Generalitat de Catalunya. He has been awarded this tribute to thank him for his contribution to the world of sports.
Athletes Jesús Ángle García Bragado and Miriam Blasco Soto have been recognized for their sports career, Jesús Ángel started his Olympic trajectory in the Barcelona 92’ games and he has continued to extend said path up until Rio 2016, becoming the only sportsman in the world who has participated in 7 Olympic editions. For her part, judoka Miriam Blasco, was the first of many Spanish Olympic sportswomen to attain the Olympic Gold.
Vitoria Cabezas has collected the prize in homage to her father, Guillermo Cabezas Conde, one of the biggest promoters of the Paralympic sports, as well as founder of the Spanish Federation for Paralympic Sports and President of the International Association for the Disabled.
The ceremony has also awarded the winners of the sixth edition of the SpotSport contest: Marc Vilaseca in collaboration with Jordi Vas, Aitor Medialdua and Meritxell Bou. David Casanovas, Chief Director of the Sport newspaper has handed this prize to the winners.
The people attending this Ceremony, presented by Jordi Garcia Riera, have testimony, thanks to the screening of 7 short films, of the type of audiovisual content that will be showcased in the Festival’s 8 theaters. A unique opportunity to enjoy sport in its most artistic way.