Miquel Iceta has taken possession this Monday as Minister of Culture and Sports in the Palacio de la Zarzuela, where he wanted to emphasize sports practice “from schools to competitive sports”, in addition to encourage “women’s sport” Y “Banish homophobia from sports”.
The new minister has counted on the presence in his appointment of Luis Rubiales, president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, and Alexander White, president of the COE, and has taken the opportunity to remember one of the most important appointments that begins on July 23, the Olympic Games, with the aim of “promoting sports practice”. Iceta joins in the desire that all athletes “have the greatest triumphs in the Olympic Games. And by stimulating women’s sport, which for many is being a discovery and is banishing homophobia from sport: with this we will get to have the country we want to have.”
In his speech, the Minister of Culture has also said that Spain is a “country of creators” with a “common, vital and powerful language”; and has joined “culture and memory” because for the new head of Culture this matter serves to “mediation, to build bridges, to have a clean look that breaks prejudices”.
In this sense, he also wanted to remember the 24-year-old young man murdered in La Coruña, Samuel Ruiz. Faced with this event, he tried “to find definitions of Culture and there were so many that I got dizzy” and he made one “is what we breathe together, which makes us a community. United in diversity, free, to be who we are to share, debate, disagree, teach and learn. Only a cultured country can be a free country. It is the opposite of barbarism, it implies tolerance, respect and coexistence “and, finally, he wanted to point out that he cannot stop thinking about Samuel Ruiz.