A broad institutional cross section of local, provincial and departmental authorities of the Galician government, together with high ranking officers of the sports federations, collected the ITU Multisport flag, which symbolizes the international competition that will be held in Pontevedra next year.
Coincidentally, Pontevedra-born athlete Pablo Dapena, winner of one of the Long Distance races that took place in Odense, capital of the Danish island of Fyn, was present during the handover ceremony.
The group of representatives of the city of Pontevedra in Denmark was enriched by the participation of technical, security, volunteer and communication teams that took charge of assessing the results of the Danish championship and held high level meetings with the organizers to transfer those good practices to the Pontevedra event in April and May 2019.
In addition to the institutional event, a marketing initiative was implemented during the days of the competition with the installation of a photocall in the athletic villa. A cultural facilitator was commissioned to inform participants about Multisport ’19 in Pontevedra, promoting next year’s event by handing brochures and merchandising among the international delegations.
During the handover ceremony, as Multisport in Fyn came to an end, Pontevedra’s promotional video was officially released, after which the authorities expressed their commitment to organize a superb championship.
Marisol Casado, president of ITU, led the federative delegation, accompanied by José Hidalgo and Óscar Surís, presidents of the Spanish and Galician Triathlon Federations respectively. Anxos Riveiro, councillor for sports at the Council of Pontevedra, Carmela Silva, president of the provincial government of Pontevedra, Marta Míguez, general secretary for sports of the autonomic government of Galicia, as well as the mayor of Pontevedra, Miguel Anxo Fernández Lores, completed the group of institutional representatives, who were received in the city castle by the Danish local authorities.