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Princess of Asturias Awards

08/26/2011

The jury meeting for the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for Sports

Jury of the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for Sports. ©FPA

19 nominations from 11 different countries are in the running for this award, the seventh of eight international awards that are bestowed each year by the Prince of Asturias Foundation, and which are now in their thirty first year.

The meetings of the Jury responsible for awarding the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for Sports, the seventh of eight international awards that will be bestowed by the Prince of Asturias Foundation, will be held on September 1st and 2nd at the Hotel de la Reconquista (Oviedo). The awards will be bestowed this year for the thirty first time in their history.

According to the Statutes of the Foundation, the Prince of Asturias Awards aim “to reward the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanistic work performed at an international level by individual, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions”. As part of this spirit those “whose lives or works has achieved new records in the struggle of men and women to surpass themselves and whose efforts have contributed in an extraordinary manner to the perfecting, cultivation, fostering or dissemination of sports” may be nominated for the Prince of Asturias Award for Sports.

There are 19 nominations in the running for this Award from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, France, Italy, Lebanon, United Kingdom, United States and Spain.

The Award is endowed with fifty thousand euro, a sculpture created and specially donated for the Awards by Joan Miró, a diploma and an insignia.

Members of the jury will hold an initial meeting with the media at 16.30 p.m. on Thursday September 1st in the "Salón Covadonga" of the Hotel de la Reconquista (on the ground floor), immediately prior to being formally convened and starting their deliberations. The jury will then elect a president from amongst them. The Jury secretary will be appointed by the Foundation.

Their decision will be made public at 12 noon on Friday September 2nd in the “Salón Covadonga” of the hotel, and jury members will then be available for interviews. 

The reading of the jury’s decision will be broadcast live for more than 150 countries via the main national and international radio and television channels. The signal will be openly transmitted via Hispasat satellite (America and Europe). In addition, there will be a live Internet broadcast at the Foundation's website.

SATELLITE

EUROPA
Platform: Europa (Canal Feeds TSA)
Satellite: Hispasat 1C
Orbital Position: 30º W West
Transponder: 57
RX Frequency: 11.972 MHz  
Band: Ku
Polarization: Vertical
Symbol Rate: 27500 MSymbols
F.E.C.: 3/4
Coding: QPSK MPEG 2 DVB
Norma: PAL

AMERICA
Platform: America (Canal Feeds TSA)
Satellite: Hispasat 1C
Orbital Position: 30º W West
Transponder: 59
RX Frequency: 12052 MHz
Band: Ku
Polarization: Vertical
Symbol Rate: 27500 MSymbols
F.E.C.: 3/4
Codec: QPSK MPEG 2 DVB
Norma: PAL

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