The University of Alicante and the COE announced the creation of a joint Olympic Studies Centre
Alejandro Blanco and Manuel Palomar have signed a collaboration agreement this morning
The first joint action will be a tribute to Alicante Olympic athletes
Alicante. Thursday, 26 November 2015
University of Alicante President Manuel Palomar and Spanish Olympic Committee Chairman Alejandro Blanco have announced this morning the creation of a joint Olympic Studies Centre set to start in early 2016 with a tribute to the Olympic athletes in Alicante.
The announcement was made following the signing of a framework cooperation agreement between the two organisations that took place in the UA President’s office. The event was also attended by COE Deputy Prime chairwoman, Isabel Fernández, UA Vice President for Sports and Language Policies Carles Cortés, UA Registrar Esther Algarra Prats and lecturer José Antonio Pérez Turpin who will be responsible for coordinating the centre.
Alejandro Blanco, who praised the excellent research career of UA in sports, stressed the importance of this initiative, "especially for training in the values of sports" he said. He and Palomar agreed that the first joint actions will be organising an annual conference to promote sports motivation and serve for the updating of the latest research in sports. The first meeting, that may be held in early 2016, will bring together all the Alicante Olympians and pay them a tribute between both UA and COE
On the other hand, UA president explained the great sporting tradition of the institution, both in the practice of sports and in research and teaching activities. Palomar pointed out that is something "that will undoubtedly affect the excellent and comprehensive facilities of the university campus as well as the lovely weather of the city”. COE have praised "the commitment of the institution, of its students and the excellence campus and sports areas", considered the most comprehensive in Spain and, as they have ratified, "this makes UA become a national benchmark". In this sense, UA president defended the possibility of joint actions to boost the performance of other training activities as it is the case of our Summer Courses.
Comprehensive tour around the UA and agreement with Kinetic
After signing the agreement, the delegation met with the monitoring committee of the Research programme in Sports 'Pedro Ferrándiz' and took a tour around all the on-campus facilities. The tour ended at the Alicante Science Park, where another framework collaboration agreement was signed with Kinetic Performance S.L., a University of Alicante's TBF based on the analysis, assessment, training and counselling of sports and physical actiivities pratitioners.