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Princess of Asturias Awards


The jury meeting for the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Sports

22 nominations from 13 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-fourth year.

The jury meeting for the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Sports ©FPA

The meetings of the jury responsible for awarding the 2014 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 June 17th and 18th. The awards will be bestowed this year for the thirty-four time in their history.

According to the Statutes of the Foundation, the Prince of Asturias Awards aim “to reward 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 Prince of Asturias Award for Sports shall be conferred on those “whose lives and work are not only examples to others, but who have also contributed in an extraordinary manner through their efforts to the advancement, nurturing, fostering or dissemination of sport”.

There are 22 nominations in the running for this Award from Andorra, Belgium, Egypt, Japan, Lebanon, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, The Philippines, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Spain.

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

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

  • Jesús Álvarez Cervantes
  •  Alejandro Blanco Bravo
  •  Emilio Butragueño Santos
  • Óscar Campillo Madrigal
  •  Miguel Carballeda Piñeiro
  • Marisol Casado Estupiñán
  •  Josep María Casanovas i Punti
  •  Joaquín Folch-Rusiñol Corachán
  •  César González Antón
  •  Gemma Mengual Civil
  •  Javier Muñoz Gallego
  •  Santiago Nolla Zayas
  •  Juan Antonio Paredero Moreno
  •  María Rodríguez Escario
  •  Eduardo Roldán Oses
  •  Amaya Valdemoro Madariaga
  •  Josep Lluís Vilaseca i Guasch
  • Emilio de Villota Ruiz
  •  Theresa Zabell Lucas
  •  Julián Redondo Pérez (acting secretary)

Members of the juries will hold an initial meeting with the media at 16.30 p.m. on Tuesday 17th in the "Salón de Consejos" of the hotel (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 (GMT +2.00 h) on Wednesday 18th 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 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

  • Satellite: Hispasat 1D
  • Orbital position: 30º West
  • Transponder: 87
  • Carrier: 7
  • RX Frequency: 11594.0 MHz
  • Band: Ku
  • Polarization: Horizontal
  • Symbol Rate: 4.444 MSymbols/second
  • F.E.C.: 3/4
  • Coding: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS
  • Norma: PAL
  • Format: 16:9
  • Satellite: Hispasat 1E
  • Orbital position: 30º West
  • Transponder: 133
  • Channel: Feeds TSA
  • RX Frequency: 12052 MHz
  • Band: Ku
  • Polarization: Vertical
  • Symbol Rate: 27.500 MSymbosl/second
  • F.E.C.: 3/4
  • Codec: QPSK MPEG 2 DVBS
  • Norma: PAL
  • Formato: 16:9

Phone: + 34 91 512 9450 / 9498



The Foundation’s official account: @fpa_info
Prince of Asturias Awards official hashtag: #PrinceAsturiasAwards




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