National Sports – Spanish football – Basketball – Handball – volleyball – water polo – RALLY DAKAR:

Spain is the reigning  World  and  European  champions, having won the  2010 World Cup  and  Euro 2012. The national team are currently ranked number 1 in both the  FIFA World Ranking  and the  World Football . The Spanish national football team’s triumph in  Euro 2008, in addition to the aforementioned cup victories, makes them the only national team in history to win three major tournaments consecutively. These achievements have led many commentators, experts and former players to consider the current Spanish side the best ever in world football.

Between November 2006 and June 2009 Spain went undefeated for a record-equaling 35 consecutive matches before their loss to the  United States, a record shared with  Brazil, including a record 15-game winning streak and thus earning third place in the  Confederations Cup. In the  2010 FIFA World Cup  Spain became the first European team to lift the World Cup trophy outside of Europe and along with  Argentina  and  Brazil  are the only national teams to have won the  FIFA World Cup  outside of their continents.

The Spanish football team is the team of Spanish players representing the Royal Spanish Football Federation since 1920 in competitions
The team is known as “La Furia Roja”.
The Spanish team has participated in thirteen editions of the World Cup and hosted the 1982 edition. In 2010 South Africa reaped the greatest success in its history by proclaiming world champion after beating the Netherlands 0-1.
Spain has been proclaimed European champion three times: first, in the second edition of the tournament in 1964, playing as host, after defeating the Soviet Union 2-1.
Repeated success at Euro 2008, after winning the final to Germany by 1-0.In 2012, became the only football team to win two consecutive European Championships, 12 after beating Italy 4-0. This also become the first national team to win the “treble” of selections with Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012.

The Spanish football team is the team of Spanish players representing the Royal Spanish Football Federation since 1920 in competitions
The team is known as “La Furia Roja”.
The Spanish team has participated in thirteen editions of the World Cup and hosted the 1982 edition. In 2010 South Africa reaped the greatest success in its history by proclaiming world champion after beating the Netherlands 0-1.
Spain has been proclaimed European champion three times: first, in the second edition of the tournament in 1964, playing as host, after defeating the Soviet Union 2-1.
Repeated success at Euro 2008, after winning the final to Germany by 1-0.In 2012, became the only football team to win two consecutive European Championships, 12 after beating Italy 4-0. This also become the first national team to win the “treble” of selections with Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012.

By Juan Sanchez
Spanish Basketball team:
Years 2000Athens 2004 Olympic games –  Spain finished seventh in the Games Atenas.World champions Japan, 2006Mundobasket In Japan, Spain is proclaimed champion for the first time in history.Runners-up of Eurobasket 2007 in Spain.  In 2007, Spain hosted the Eurobasket. It won second place after losing in the final in Madrid against Russia by a single point.

Silver medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

The final was played against the U.S. team. Spain endured the American game in the first two quarters and in the following rooms at times surpassed in partial markers, claiming players and coaches who were harmed by the referees, who pointed out the steps, permitted by the rules of NBA but not by the FIBA. Still yet, with just two minutes a triple Rudy put the match 108-104 in favor of the U.S.. But in the final minutes opened the scoring finishing with a 118-107 for Americans.

Champions Eurobasket in Poland 2009

Spain was drawn in Group C, with selections from UK, Serbia and Slovenia. The first rival, Serbia, came with a rejuvenated team. Spain were overwhelmed at all times and ended up losing by 66-57.12 The next game was against the selection a priori weaker UK. Spain managed to win (84-76) by exploiting the weaknesses of your opponent, but the game did not convince the prensa.13 14 15

In the end, the rival of Spain was Serbia, which had passed in the semifinals to Slovenia. The Serbs had shown during the competition that had a young team, but high level. His victory against Spain in the first day of the season, was not chance, but the NBA was not the same that had initiated the Eurobasket. The final was a repeat of the games against France and Greece, a clash with high inequality. From the outset, Spain won against Serbia, with a flag at half-time and left no room for doubt:52-29

Year 2010

Champions Eurobasket in Lithuania 2011

In 2011 Spain was proclaimed his second consecutive European champion and earned automatic qualification for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

HANDBALL

HISTORY OF THE HANDBALL               

In Germany, handball rules were published by Max Heiser, Karl Schelenz and Erich Konigh in 1917. Schelenz adjusted the rules a few years later, and it was these adjusted rules that were used for the very first international game of handball for men in 1925 when Germany met Belgium. The first international game of handball for women took place five years later when Germany met Austria, and the same rules were used for that match as well.In 1926, the Congress of the International Amateur Athletics Federation nominated a committee to draw up international rules for field handball. Two years later, the International Amateur Handball Federation was founded.

Handball continued to flourish in Scandinavia and Germany, and men’s field handball was showcased at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. After that, it would however take until the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich before men’s handball became a part of the Olympics, and women’s handball wasn’t added until the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.

Men’s handball world championship premiered in 1938 before going on hiatus until the end of World War II. It then was played every 4 (sometimes 3) years to 1995. Since the 1995 world championship in Iceland, the world championship has been in biannual event. The first women’s handball world championship took place in 1957.

On July 11, 1946, the International Handball Federation (IHF) was formed at the initiative and invitation of Denmark and Sweden. The founding members of the new federation was France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Poland, Norway, and – of course – Denmark and Sweden. The IHF replaced the International Amateur Handball Federation (IAHF). Today, the IHF has nearly 170 members and governs about 795,000 teams worldwide.

Handball in spain :

The Spanish handball league is divided into divisions. The top teams play in the Liga ASOBAL. In each division, a team plays all other teams twice, once at home and once away.

The Spanish league teams compete in Europe under the European Handball Federation, most notably in the EHF Champions League. The teams also compete in a domestic cup competition each year, called the Copa del Rey. The winners of the Liga ASOBAL play the winners of the Copa del Rey in the Supercopa ASOBAL (Super Cup).

Our olympic team : 

The handball team of Spain is the team of Spanish players representing the Royal Spanish Handball Federation in international competitions organized by the International Handball Federation (IHF) or the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Olympic Games , handball World Championship and European Championship handball.

The biggest success to date of the Spanish team is having proclaimed world champion in the 2005 World held in Tunisia. Moreover, in the last 20 years has won three bronze medals in Olympic Games (Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000 and Beijing 2008), three silver medals and one bronze in the European Championships, a gold medal at the Mediterranean Games and the last metal made ​​so far, a bronze medal at the 2011 World Championship.

some of our players are more famous than others as : Juanin garcia,  Alberto Entrerríos,  or Vanessa Amorós Quiles

Vanessa Amorós with Roberto Fernández president of the  Mecalia Atlético Novás and spanish humorist .

THE championships played :

females:

olimpic games

Montreal 1976 – Seúl 1988: No clasificated

Barcelona 1992: 7th

Atlanta 1996: No clasificated

Sydney 2000: No clasificated

Athens 2004: 6th

Pekín 2008: No clasificated

London 2012: Bronze

World champiomships:

1957 – 1990: No clasificated

1993: 15th

1995: No clasificated

1997: No clasificated

1999: No clasificated

2001: 10th

2003: 5th

2005: No clasificated

2007: 10th

2009: 4th

2011: 3rd

Europe championships

1994: No clasificated

1996: No clasificated

1998: 12th

2000: No clasificated

2002: 13th

2004: 8th

2006: 9th

2008: 2nd

2010: 11th

males:

Olympic games :

Múnich 1972: 15th

Montreal 1976: No clasificated

Moscow 1980: 5th

Los Ángeles 1984: 8th

Seúl 1988: 9th

Barcelona 1992: 5th

Atlanta 1996: 3rd

Sydney 2000: 3rd

Atenas 2004: 7ª

Pekín 2008: 3rd

london 2012:clasificated

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

1954: No clasificated

1958: 9th

1961: No clasificated

1964: No clasificated

1967: No clasificated

1970: No clasificated

1974: 13th

1978: 10th

1982: 8th

1986: 5th

1990: 5th

1993: 5th

1995: 11th

1997: 7th

1999: 4th

2001: 5th

2003: 4th

2005: 1st

2007: 7th

2009: 13th

2011: 3rd

2013: Clasificated

EUROPE CHAMPIONSHIPS:

1994: 5th

1996: 2nd

1998: 2nd

2000: 3rd

2002: 7th

Rally Dakar:

The presence of Spanish riders in the Dakar is wide. After France, the host country, Spain is the country that gives riders this legendary race.

These are the best results of the Spanish pilots:

Nani Roma: Winner in the category of motorcycles in 2004, third in  the car category in 2006.

Marc Coma won the motorcycle category in 2006, 2009, 2011 and second in 2005

Carlos Sainz: winner in the car category in 2010.

Carlos Mas: second in the bike race in 1990.

Carlos Sotelo: third in the category of motorcycles in 1996

Jordi Arcarons: second in the bike race in 1994, 1995, 1996 and 2001 and third in 1992 and 1993.

Oscar Gallardo: second in the bike race in 1997.

Miguel Prieto: second in the car category in 1999.

Fernando Alonso Díaz is a Spanish Formula One racing driver and a two-time World Champion, who is currently racing for Scuderia Ferrari.

Alonso started in karting from the age of 3. He won three consective karting championships in Spain from 1994 to 1997, and he became world karting champion in 1996. He made his Formula One debut in the 2001 season with Minardi, and then moved to theRenault as a test driver the next year. Starting in 2003 Alonso then became one of the main drivers of the team. On 25 September 2005, he won the Formula One World Driver’s Championship title at the age of 24 years and 58 days, at the time making him the youngest Formula One World Drivers’ Champion. After retaining the title the following year, Alonso also became the youngest double Champion at the time. He joined McLaren in 2007, before returning to Renault for two seasons in 2008 and 2009, and in2010, he joined Scuderia Ferrari.

By Luis Perez

volleyball. Despite that, the progression of the sport and progress makes international sports authorities face up creating an integrated organizational structure within the Spanish Handball Federation (1948-1950). In 1953 the volleyball section joined the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB). He decides to create the Spanish Federation of Volleyball / Volleyball (RFEVB) which was formally established on January 26, 1960.

In July 2003, held in Madrid the final phase of the World League and the men’s volleyball team, which historically had never won a major event in 2007 was awarded the European Volleyball League and also the European volleyball championship 0.78

In the women have to emphasize the role of Tenerife Marichal, dominating for years of the Super League in 2004 female winner of the Indesit Champions League (European Cup champions) whose finals, the Final Four was held precisely at the Pavilion Insular Santiago Martin de La Laguna, Tenerife. In the male the great ruler Superliga was the Almería Volleyball Club, winning eight of the last twelve years.

In parallel, also the beach volleyball in Spain is experiencing a period of great popularity, whose climax achieving the silver medal in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games for the pairing of Javier Bosma and Pablo Herrera.

water polo

Water polo is a minority sport in Spain in number of licenses, but with a great track record at international level both in clubs and in the selection. The main competition at club level is the Spanish League water polo which highlights historically Barcelona Swimming Club with 59 titles.

These are the main international titles Spain teams:

Barcelona Swimming Club: 1 European Cup, 2 cups and 1 LEN Super Cup.

Swimming Club Catalunya: 1 European Cup, 1 Cup Winners Cup and two European Super Cups.

This is the list of winners of the men’s water polo:

Gold medal at the Atlanta Olympics 1996.81

Silver medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

Gold medal at the world championships in 1998 and 2001.

Silver medal at the world championships in 1991, 1994 and 2009.

Bronze medal in the world championship 2007.82

Silver medal at the European Championship 1991.

Bronze medal in the European Championship in 1983, 1993 and 2006.

This is the list of winners of the women’s water polo:

Silver medal at the European championships 2008 waterpolo

By :Hector Cesar Garcia-Carreño Martinez , Alvaro de Guzman Juaneda ,

Jorge Mateo Arcas ,Francisco Javier Llorens Fernandez

CSE 3rd A

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