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Princess of Asturias Awards

08/31/2012

The Jury meeting for the 2012 Prince of Asturias Award for Sports

21 nominations from 12 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 second year.

Members of the Jury for the 2012 Prince of Asturias Award for Sports. ©FPA

The meetings of the Jury responsible for awarding the 2012 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 4th and 5th at the Hotel de la Reconquista (Oviedo). The awards will be bestowed this year for the thirty second 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 individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions”. As part of this spirit, the Prince of Asturias Award for Sports shall be conferred on those “whose efforts throughout their exemplary career have contributed in an extraordinary manner to perfecting, cultivating, fostering or disseminating sports”.

There are 21 nominations in the running for this Award from Belgium, Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Norway, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Sweden, United States and Spain.

Each Prince of Asturias Award comprises a Joan Miró sculpture, representing and symbolising the Awards, a cash prize of 50,000 euros, a diploma and an insignia.

The Jury, which is to meet at the Reconquista Hotel, will be made up of the following members:

.  José María Abad Casamayor

.  José Antonio Abellán Hernández

.  Óscar Campillo Madrigal

.  Miguel Carballeda Piñeiro

.  Marisol Casado

.  José María Casanovas i Punti

.  Enrique Castro González, Quini

.  Ignacio Gómez-Acebo del Solar

.  Juan Carlos González

.  María del Carmen Izquierdo Vergara

.  Laura Martínez Martín

.  Javier Muñoz Gallego

.  Santiago Nolla Zayas

.  Ángel Rodríguez Berriguete

.  María Rodríguez Escario

.  Juan Antonio Samaranch Salisachs

.  Arancha Sánchez-Vicario Santacana

.  Josep Lluis Vilaseca i Guasch

.  Ignacio Martínez García (secretary)

Members of the jury will hold an initial meeting with the media at 16.30 p.m. on Tuesday September 4th in the "Salón Consejos" of the Hotel de la Reconquista (on the first 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 Wednesday September 5th 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: www.fpa.es

TECHNICAL DETAILS

EUROPA

Satellite: Hispasat 1E

Orbital Position: 30º West

Transponder: 87

RX Frequency: 11582.0 MHz

Band: Ku

Polarization: Horizontal

Symbol Rate: 4.444 MSymbols

F.E.C.: 3/4      

Coding: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS

Norma: PAL    

AMÉRICA

Satellite: Hispasat 1E

Orbital Position: 30º West

Transponder: 133

RX Frecuency: 12052 MHz

Band: Ku

Polarization: Vertical

Symbol Rate: 27.500 MSymbols      

F.E.C.: 3/4      

Coding: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS

Norma: PAL

Phone: + 34 91 512  9450 / 9498

TWITTER

Official account: @fpa_es

Prince of Asturias Awards official hashtag: #princeasturiasawards

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