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Princess of Asturias Awards


The jury meeting for the 2018 Princess of Asturias Award for Sports

21 nominations from 12 different nationalities are in the running for this award, the fourth of eight international awards that are bestowed each year by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, and which are now in their XXXVIII edition 


The meetings of the jury responsible for awarding the 2018 Princess of Asturias Award for Sports, the fourth of eight international awards that will be bestowed by the Princess of Asturias Foundation, will be held on May 15th and 16th. The awards will be bestowed this year for the XXXVIII edition in their history. Twenty-one candidatures, from twelve different countries, have been nominated for this award. The meetings will be held at the Reconquista Hotel, Oviedo.

As stated in the Regulations, the Princess of Asturias Awards are aimed at rewarding “the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions”. In keeping with these principles, the Princess of Asturias Award for Sports shall be aimed at recognizing “the work of promoting, fostering and advancing sport in such a way that, through solidarity and commitment, this work also constitutes an example of the benefits that practising sports can bring to people.”

The Award comprises a Joan Miró sculpture representing and symbolising the accolade, a diploma, an insignia and a cash prize of €50,000.

The members of the Jury will hold a first meeting with the media at 11:00am (GMT+2:00) on Tuesday 15th in the Hotel’s “Salón de Consejos” (first floor) immediately prior to its formal constitution and the start of its deliberations, which will commence at 11:30am. 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 (GMT+2:00) on Wednesday 16th in the “Salón Covadonga” of the Hotel (on the ground floor), and jury members will then be available for interviews.

The reading of the jury’s decision will be transmitted via Hispasat satellite (America and Europe). In addition, there will be a live Internet broadcast at the Foundation's website: www.fpa.es

Jury composition

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

  • Abel Antón Rodrigo
  • Alberto Borregán Rodríguez
  • Vicente del Bosque González, marqués de Del Bosque
  • Emilio Butragueño Santos
  • Marisol Casado Estupiñán
  • Cristina Cubero Alcalde
  • Isabel Fernández Gutiérrez
  • Joaquín Folch-Rusiñol Corachán
  • Ernest Folch i Folch
  • Andrea Fuentes Faché
  • Patricia García Rodríguez
  • Joan Llaneras Roselló
  • Edurne Pasabán Lizarribar
  • Alfredo Relaño Estapé
  • Juan Antonio Samaranch Salisachs
  • Theresa Zabell Lucas
  • Julián Redondo Pérez (acting secretary)

technical data

  • Satellite: Hispasat 1D
  • Orbital position: 30º West
  • Transponder: 87-60
  • Carrier: 9
  • Rx Frecuency: 11562 MHz  
  • Band: Ku  
  • Polarization: Horizontal  
  • Symbol Rate: 4.444 Megasímbolos/segundo  
  • F.E.C.: 3/4
  • Coding: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS
  • Norma: PAL
  • Format: 16:9
  • Satellite: Hispasat 1E
  • Orbital position: 30º West
  • Transponder: 133
  • Carrier: Feed 1 TSA America
  • Rx Frecuency: 12052 MHz
  • Band: Ku
  • Polarization: Vertical
  • Symbol Rate: 27.500 MSymbols/second
  • F.E.C.: 3/4
  • Coding: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS
  • Norma: PAL
  • Format: 16:9

Phone: + 34 91 512 9450/ 9498


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