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ANA CORBELLA
ANA CORBELLA

Her passion for nature and animals spurred her take up veterinary studies which she coordinated with her participation in high level sports competitions.

She became Spanish Champion in 470 Olympic Class sailing to move on to Ocean Racing the following year when participating in the Mare Nostrum yacht race which further led her to practice in the Mini Transat 650 Class. She takes part in many competitions and, in 2008, finally classifies for the starting line of the Mini Transat (solo Transatlantic race from France to Brazil) as a result of which she became a professional sportswoman.

After training, in 2011 she became the first Spanish woman to sail non-stop round the world with the English skipper, Dee Caffari; a feat which they repeated in 2015 making her one of only three women who have achieved this.

JOSEP ORIOL MARTÍNEZ I FERRER
JOSEP ORIOL MARTÍNEZ I FERRER

Josep graduated from the University of Barcelona with a degree in Medicine and Surgery and a major in Adapted Sports.

He earned a doctorate in Physical Education and Sports from the University Ramon Llull. He was director of General and Functional Classification during the 1992 Barcelona Paralympics and, from 1993 and 2005, was the Medical Director of “Hospi Sport” – a sports programme established by the Catalan Federation of Handicapped Sports in Catalan hospitals). From 1999 till 2013, he was Official Chief Medical Officer of the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation.

Since 2001 he has been a professor of Physical Education and Adapted Sports for the handicapped at Blanquerna-University Ramon Llull. From 2007 till 2013 he was an executive in the Committee of the International Table Tennis Federation and was Chief Medical Officer and member of the Anti-Doping Committee at the Paralympics in Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010, London 2012 and Sochi 2014.

PAOLA RUGGERI
PAOLA RUGGERI

Born in Milan, she graduated in German and English Literature as well as in Mass Media Communication.

She worked as International TV Marketing and Programming Analyst at the leading private network in Italy, RTI-Mediaset Group, for 18 years, where she is currently in charge of Short Films Selection for the Pay TV channels of the Group.

She teaches at the Catholic University in Milan (International Screenwriting and Producing for TV and Cinema) and she has published works on fiction, international TV markets and short films.

FRANCESC TERRÓN I CUSÍ
FRANCESC TERRÓN I CUSÍ

Francesc graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Management.

His professional career started in 1989 in a technical post in the Institut Municipal Barcelona Espectacles to move on to Administrative and Cultural Activities at the Institut de Cultura de Barcelona. In 2002, he joined the department of Management Planning and Control of the 2004 Fòrum de les Cultures.

In 2005, he began a new professional career taking on administrative tasks at the Institut Barcelona Esports and is presently the manager of the organisation.

OLGA VIZA
OLGA VIZA

Olga started her career in 1978 as a reporter for the programme Polideportivo broadcast by TVE.

She directed the programme Barcelona Olímpica, narrated the ceremonies of the Barcelona ‘92 Olympics in which she also presented the nightly summary together with Matías Prats. Previously she had covered 5 Olympic Games, 3 Football World Cups, Formula 1 and motorbike racing, gymnastics and the Golf Grand Slam. This was followed by a period as director of the news programmes for Antena 3. She was special correspondent covering the events of 9-11 and the elections to the White House and she became the first woman to moderate electoral debates.

In 2004 she presented the programme No es lo mismo on Telecinco and collaborated with RNE. Her professional reporting career has been rewarded with the Ondas Prize for Best Presenter, the TV Academy awarded her their Prize for Best Communicator and she has received the Silver Medal of the Royal Order of Sports Merit.