Isidro Oliveras, president of the FIRS, has admitted the existence of an agreement similar to other agreements that the FIRS has signed with other countries and federations.
On the other hand, the president of the Catalan federation Ramon Basiana, hasn't denied the existence of the agreement and has stated that the $400 000 that the Catalan Sports Council will pay to the FIRS have nothing to do with the probable final admission of Catalonia.
According to Basiana, this money is part of the agreement between the two organisations to contribute to sustain the headquarters of the FIRS in Barcelona. Basiana believes this is normal since the headquarters are in the Catalan capital. To support this, Basiana explained that the Spanish Council of Sport (CSD) also helped the FIRS from 1991 until last year for the same reasons.