The Minister of Culture and Sports defended the presentation of a candidacy

The Minister of Culture and Sports, Miquel Iceta, has defended the presentation of a Spanish candidacy for the 2030 Winter Olympics away from "a scenario of political, institutional or territorial confrontation". In statements prior to the visit to the Teatre Lliure in Barcelona, ​​the minister pointed out the need to present an Olympic bid that is "technically very solid" and with the "widest possible institutional support", accepting the "leadership of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE )».

The COE recently put forward a technical proposal for the celebration of the 2030 winter Olympics in several ski resorts in the Catalan and Aragonese Pyrenees, supported by the Generalitat, but which the government of Aragon rejects for not considering the distribution of evidence between the two communities to be fair.

In this sense, Iceta has indicated that the International Olympic Committee received a letter signed by the president of the COE, the president of the Government of Spain, that of the Generalitat of Catalonia and that of the Government of Aragon. "We do not imagine reaching the presentation of a candidacy that does not have the support of these four institutions," he assured.

After disengaging from the agreement with the COE, Aragón presented an alternative proposal that proposed dividing alpine and cross-country skiing between the two communities, while Catalonia would host «freestyle» and mountain skiing and Aragón, «snowboard» and biathlon