As president of the Spanish Federation I would like to give my warm welcome to all the athletes, accompany persons and the rest of European athletics family who are going to participate in the 17th edition of European Throwing Cup. At the same time I want to invite all athletic fans to enjoy a magnificent competition in which we can see in action some of the best athletes in Europe. Without any doubt, the weekend of 11 and 12th March will be an historic and emotional moment for Spanish athletics in general and for Canarian athletics in particular.
Gran Canaria not only offers an ideal conditions for the athletes in order to achieve their best performances, but also a magnificent facilities in Gran Canaria Sport City Complex and Vecindario Municipality Stadium. Also offers a privileged climate of sun and hot, a prime level hotels offer and, the most important thing, the passion, hospitality and enthusiasm of their people.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is ready for offering the best competitive experience to all the participants. All has been prepared carefully to welcome the best athletes in Europe and to have the privilege of seeing them in action. Athletics will take the heart of the island in an atmosphere of heat, sun and festivity.
Finally, it will be an athletics festival for all. A unique competitive experience that offers the possibility of enjoying a city and a privileged environment of our home soil. Without any doubt, and unforgettable experience and a reference for future generations.
Such an extraordinary event has been possible thanks to the work and collaboration of all our partners, public institutions, sponsors, media and specially for the dedication and effort of the volunteers. Members of the organizing committee, authorities and volunteers have the vision, knowledge, experience and specially enthusiasm necessary for organizing a big competition like this. All of them together have put the best of their own to assure each athlete will compete in the best conditions. We are very proud of this share effort.
Beyond the competition, this important sports date represents an excellent opportunity to generate a legacy for the city, for the region and for athletics in general, with tangible and intangible profits, especially for the inspiration the best European athletes produce in the future generations.