Catalonia Campaigns For Its Own Swimming Nation

The Palau San Jordi pool takes shape

On the eve of the official opening ceremony for the FINA World Championships in Barcelona this Friday, members of the Catalan swimming community – swimmers, officials and clubs – will meet next door to the BCN2013 venues at the Montjuic Olympic Park to vote for independence

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On the eve of the official opening ceremony for the FINA World Championships in Barcelona this Friday, members of the Catalan swimming community – swimmers, officials and clubs – will meet next door to the BCN2013 venues at the Montjuic Olympic Park to vote for independence

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Margarita

This is just an example of the situation lived in Catalonia. A hard working people that work, and dream, and achieve despite the hurdles which are imposed by the Spanish Government with a restrictive economic, political and social scenario. The corruption of the Spanish ruling government, which does not seem to have reached the international media in it’s full implications is, added to the general economic crisis, drowning the potential of a people who could help bring to Europe a message of hope.

Alfonso

All what Margarita said is not true, the restrictive economic imposed for the Spanish Govermment is because to the general economic crisis and specially to the regionals goverment like Catalonia that prefer hoisting the flag of the mother regional land to defending the interests of his inhabitants and wants to make believe that are opressed. The corruption is also a big problem of the Catalonia ruling goverment, which does not seem to have reached the local and international media in it´s full implications. It´s not a good example of hope to mix sport and politics.

Catalan

We want to build our own future separed from Spain, we want to vote in a democratic referendum as Scottish people, we want to be free!!! We are an oppressed nation from 300 years.

catalan

That Alfonso says is not true, if you want to know the truth about the people who live in Catalonia only you have to seek information and I recomend this videos :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taCH_jMLNEU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vxdlD5KuCA

and :

The 25 videos in English essential to know Catalonia and the current process towards independence
Here is a good selection of videos in English that informs of Catalonia and the process towards independence: history, economy, culture, institutions, social movements …

http://www.naciodigital.cat/noticia/45706/25/videos/angles/saber/es/prepara/independencia

Mark

I’ve been living for years in Barcelona and I’ve really noticed all that “Catalan” and the article tell. Catalan people have the right to decide their own future, it’s obvious they (we) have been suffering attacks from Spanish Government, and it’s time to stop it. Enough it’s enough, let Catalan people be free!

jordi

catalans overspent and blame everyone else. These racist catalans will not win. Hitler is gone and Mas and co. will soon follow.

Andreu

thank you Mark!!

Jordi, please stop mixing the nazis with the democratic Catalan mouvement! we are not racist at all, we just want justice and our rigths to be respected

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