Although the games of the final phases of the WPT played in Spain are broadcast on the Gol Tv channel, it is interesting to know how many times we talked about the "padel" to Spanish news. And here, bad news: The numbers are bad.
6 days of padel
It is Reportero Olimpico who noticed this strangeness on the main Spanish media. The analysis was done for a whole year on the news of 15h and 21h of the Spanish main channel TVE1.
Although it is a sport come from the Latin countries and strongly practiced by the Spaniards, the theme around the padel was announced only 6 days in the year against 191 times for tennis, 235 times for basketball and 364 times for football .
The padel: An international development
It is inevitably a disappointment for Spain, but also and especially for padel in general. Because we observe that the development of the padel will pass by the international and not by Spain. Today, the padel wins stripes every day on every continent.
The subject padel in the media is regularly discussed. For now, the media are introducing the padel to listeners. But it is already a huge step forward because all continents are affected by this sport.
But if we want this sport to become Olympic, we will need the help of the Spanish media to ignite this possibility for Paris 2024.
Asqueda the list completa del número de días that is ha hablado de cada deportee in the telediario of TVE, el único that dedica in mayor medida su espacio has hablar of a mayor número de deportes. Contando los telediarios de las 15h and 21h. pic.twitter.com/F8GeLMhqqE
- Reportero olímpico (@repor_olimpico) January 3, 2019
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