Raúl Daffunchio Picazo Raúl Daffunchio Picazo

Raúl  Daffunchio Picazo

Recent articles by Raúl

EOA: Key Topics at the Vilnius Congress

EOA: Key Topics at the Vilnius Congress

The European Olympic Academies (EOA) approved the admission of four new OA to their circle and confirmed new procedures for the commissions. They also deliberated on the autonomy and intervention of the Olympic movement, the validity of arbitration agreements, and collaboration for sustainable development.




Sol2023: Surprises in Swimming with Records Included

Sol2023: Surprises in Swimming with Records Included


Another thrilling day unfolded at the Pacific Games. Two new swimming records, surprises, and multiple medals for lesser-known swimmers. In other sports, quarterfinal matchups are starting to take shape, while New Caledonia continues to lead the medal tally.


New Aquatics Training Centre in France

New Aquatics Training Centre in France

World Aquatics opens a training centre in partnership with Cercle Des Nageurs d’Antibes in Antibes, France. The new World Aquatics Training Centre will serve as the epicentre for preparation for the Paris Games and beyond.


ParalympicsGB is on the hunt for new talents

ParalympicsGB is on the hunt for new talents

ParalympicsGB has launched a new national initiative aimed at identifying the next generation of Paralympic athletes. A significant event in the Discover Days series will take place at London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park later this month.



The UEFA Foundation and its Social Commitment

The UEFA Foundation and its Social Commitment

The Board of Directors of the UEFA Foundation for Children held its semi-annual meeting last week at the UEFA headquarters. Mr. Aleksander Čeferin chaired the meeting, which decided to allocate funds to 64 projects as part of the foundation's mission to defend the rights of vulnerable children worldwide and thus aspire to a better future.


Petrodollars Return to FIFA

Petrodollars Return to FIFA

The Saudi-owned oil company Aramco, based in the host country for the 2034 World Cup, is reportedly on the verge of finalizing an agreement with FIFA to become the organization's primary sponsor, as reported by 'The Times' this Thursday.



Mbappé and Other Football Stars in Paris 2024?

Mbappé and Other Football Stars in Paris 2024?

The star of Paris Saint-Germain Football Club (known worldwide as PSG), Kylian Mbappé, expressed his intention last week to represent his country in the upcoming Olympic Games in the French capital, raising a question: Should football superstars participate in the Olympic Games?