Today, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain visited the Headquarters of the Sports Council in Madrid where many national athletes are recovering and preparing for the next international competitions. At the Madrid High-Performance Center, more than a hundred athletes are already preparing for the next international competitions, including the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, postponed due to the pandemic to 2021.
The group of Centers recognized by the CSD that guarantees, through their Sports Programs, the technical-sports training of Spanish athletes, whether in High Competition or in High Competition, is called the “Network of High Performance and Sports Technification Centers” the Technification process. The Centers are classified by means of the Resolution of January 10, 2014, of the CSD that classifies sports facilities and sports programs for the development of the high-level and competitive sport.
During their first-ever visit to the headquarter, the Royal couple held an informative meeting on the current situation and challenges of the CSD. Felipe and Letizia toured part of the 150,000 square meters of sports facilities which accommodates the largest number of high-level athletes in all of Spain, with 42 modalities distributed in the Central Pavilion and in multiple buildings.
The CAR of Madrid is a group of elite sports facilities and biomedical, academic and human technological means put at the service of Spanish sport as the main tool in improving the physical capacities of athletes, thereby improving the achievement of results that give prestige to Spanish sport.
The tour ended on the athletics tracks where they met with a group of athletes and King Felipe encouraged the athletes for the future in a small address.
Before leaving, King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited the Joaquin Blume Residence, which welcomes young athletes in boarding school, that was reopened today after the closure of three months. the Joaquin Blume Residence houses athletes who reside and train in the CAR of the Higher Sports Council. The residence offers the use of facilities suitable for the overnight stay and maintenance of high-level athletes, having 219 fully-equipped rooms and 11 rooms adapted for disabled athletes, all of which represent a total capacity of 310 beds.
For the visit, Queen Letizia wore a white suit paired with beige polka dot top.
The white suit had a cropped wide-leg sailor-style trousers and a slim-fit single-breast blazer featuring decorated metallic buttons and flap pockets.
A closer look at the suit detailing.
Update: Queen Letizia wore a white Carolina Herrera Suit for the visit. Thanks to Queen Letizia Style blog for the id.
Letizia wore gold-tone stud earrings that are unidentified
and her Karen Hallam ring.
Slowly but steadily, the Spanish King and Queen are back to their pre-COVID workload and increasing their physical engagements.