Tuesday, 24 July 2007

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Spain looks for lyrics for national anthem

If Spaniards are caught humming the country's national anthem, it's not because they've forgotten the words. It's because there aren't any. However, now the Spanish Olympic Committee is hoping to change that, calling for ideas on lyrics.
The president of the Spanish Olympic Committee, is calling for submissions, saying parliament will make a final choice. Spanish international sports teams are said to be embarassed humming along to the anthem, with spectators from other countries wrongly thinking they don't know the words.
But, finding something that reflects all values may be tricky as Spain has at least five regional languages. However, proposals have already started to be performed, raising hopes that finding something appropriate may be possible.