Santa Casa de Lisboa says cut in support does not jeopardize Olympic project for 2024


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The Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa (SCML) assured today that the ongoing review of its sponsorship plan for various institutions and entities, namely sports federations and the Olympic Committee, “does not jeopardize the Olympic project for 2024”.

In response to questions from Lusa, the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa (SCML) pointed out that the review of its financial support policy extends to “different institutions and entities”, including the Santa Casa Games’ support for national sports federations, the Portuguese Olympic Committee (COP) and the Portuguese Paralympic Committee (CPP).

“At a time of great economic and social challenges, the aim is to create a more balanced and judicious partnership model in the financial support given by the Santa Casa Games to national sport, namely through the national federations, the COP and the CPP, invaluable partners in the development of SMCL’s mission,” he said.

The Santa Casa recalled that it is going through a period of “financial constraints”, aggravated by the decrease in income from the Social Games and the increase in requests for social support.

For this reason, “it is carrying out a thorough reassessment of its entire policy of financial partnerships and sponsorships with external entities, in order to create more efficient and sustainable mechanisms”.

Several official sources confirmed to Lusa on Tuesday that SCML has warned several sports federations of the need to review the sponsorship plan, less than a year before the Paris2024 Olympic Games, through letters signed by the provider, Ana Jorge, who took office on May 2.

Among the organizations supported by the Santa Casa Games, according to the list published on its website, in addition to the COP and the CPP, are the Portuguese Sports Confederation (CDP), the federations of equestrian, motorcycling, handball, athletics, canoeing, cycling, soccer, gymnastics, judo, swimming, skating, rowing, rugby, surfing, table tennis, triathlon, volleyball and sports for people with disabilities.

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