CaixaBank accompanies the National Teams before Tokyo

The presidents of CaixaBank and the FEB have participated in an event to support the men's and women's teams before the Olympic event.


The presidents of CaixaBank, José Ignacio Goirigolzarri, and of the FEB, Jorge Garbajosa, have participated in a special act of farewell to the Women's and Men's Basketball National Teams before starting their journey to the Olympic Games with the aim of continuing between the best teams in the world.

The meeting, organized at the WiZink Center in Madrid, has had the participation of executives from both entities, all members of the coaching staff of both teams, as well as the players summoned to date by Sergio Scariolo and Lucas Mondelo. This day, prior to the last training session in our country, has been the final point in the preparation of both teams before their trips prior to the Olympic Games. This Thursday, the Men's National Team will head to Las Vegas, where it will play its last preparation match for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on July 18. For its part, the Women's Team will travel directly to the Japanese capital this Saturday.

Goirigolzarri and Garbajosa have highlighted values such as leadership, teamwork, trust, commitment, perseverance or effort, among others, that both groups embody. The Chairman of CaixaBank stressed that “in a time when society is constantly looking for references, these teams have always been an example thanks to the human group they have formed and who put all their talent, sacrifice and individual potential at the service of a common goal ”.

"You are an indisputable example of how to channel personal leadership for the benefit of the team" and wanted to recognize both national teams that "thanks to your perseverance, work, common effort and individual talent you have been able to overcome physically superior rivals. throughout the last championships ”, he pointed out.

For his part, Jorge Garbajosa highlighted “CaixaBank's involvement with the Federation's present and future strategic lines”. “There are symbols that are much more than symbols. That the Chairman of CaixaBank wants to come to know what our men's and women's teams feel is invaluable both for the Federation and for all of us who make it up ”, he assured.

The women's coach, Lucas Mondelo, has assessed the situation and explained that “the team is doing very well at the mental, work and activity level. In the preparation matches against France it was already possible to see that the style and attitude were very good. We are very hopeful to have a very good championship, to compete and, hopefully, to be able to go far. ”

"The preparation games played so far have given us good feelings, although there is still a lot of work to be done to be able to be at a high level of competitiveness from the first game," said Sergio Scariolo.

CaixaBank is a sponsoring partner of the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) and official sponsor of the Spanish National Team, both female and male, in all its categories, ranging from absolute to sub-16, and main sponsor of the Spanish Federation of Sports for People with Physical Disabilities, with the aim of promoting wheelchair basketball.

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