The Spanish Paralympic Committee’s General Assembly, which saw the nomination of two new Vice-Presidents: Angel Luis Gomez, President of the Spanish Sports Federation for Blind Persons (FEDC) and Jose Alberto Alvarez, President of the Spanish Federation for Disabled Persons (FEDDF), took place in the presence of Her Royal Highness The Infanta Elena of Spain.
The President of the Spanish Paralympic Committee, Miguel Carballeda, submitted for approval to the General Assembly the nomination of the two new Vice-Presidents, after the changes that happened in the Spanish Federations for Disabled and Blind Persons.
In the case of the FEDDF, the change was required following the passing of Juan Palau on 26 April. At the General Assembley tribute was paid to the man who was one of the precursors of sports for people with a disability in Spain, and became the leader of the Paralympic movement in the last decades. His widow Mercedes Sole was in attendance.
As for the FEDC, the new President Angel Luis Gomez replaced Justo Reinares who resigned in June, following the electoral process in place in the association.
The meeting also witnessed a replacement in the Honorary Vice Presidencies, as Albert Soler, the Sports Secretary of State, sat in place of his predecessor Jaime Lissavetzky.
Aside from all these nominations, the bi-annual meeting of the highest governing branch of the Paralympic Committee also included other general management items such as the annual accounts approval, management report, audit and social reports as well as the 2011/2012 preparation plan for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.