The World Capital of Sport 2022, Madrid (Spain), presented last Thursday, January 20th, the calendar of events for this year with an expected economic impact of 100 million euros. A fact of great importance for a city that wants to get excited again with a common project to recover postponed dreams, as stated by the Councilor for Sports, Sofia Miranda.
Not all will be big events, since the City Council’s commitment is to bet on sport as a tool to promote the health of citizens, with new outdoor sports projects, with the Municipal Sports Games (the largest grassroots sports competition in Europe), a plan against childhood obesity and the technological transformation of the sports public service.
Likewise, women’s sports will be promoted with a new edition of the program ‘Girls, Sport makes us Powerful’, through which they will encourage girls and young people not to abandon sports practice.
The Grassroots Sport is another of the project’s bets since the subsidies to the clubs increase this year, by 17%. As well as the new investments in sports facilities by districts that will reach 70 million euros.
Miranda has assured that this acknowledgment will serve to “place health as a fundamental part of sport, give a great boost to sport for people with disabilities, reinforce the promotion of women’s sport, and help sports clubs and associations in our city”.
It should be remembered that Madrid was the first European Capital of Sport in 2001 and is now the first World Capital of Sport in Europe. A reference always in sport and physical activity at an international level.