Javier Gómez Noya, Marta Domínguez and the Ethiopian athlete Gebreselassie are among the 19 candidates for the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award, which will be decided on Friday in Oviedo
The next days 1 and 2 of September will take place in Oviedo the meeting of the Jury in charge of awarding the Prize, as reported by the Foundation.
The Prince of Asturias Awards are intended, according to the Statutes of the Foundation, to reward "scientific, technical, cultural, social and human work carried out by people, institutions, groups of people or institutions in the international arena."
In this spirit, candidates for the Prince of Asturias Award for Sports may be those who, «in addition to the exemplary nature of their life and work, have achieved new goals in man's struggle to improve himself and contributed with his effort, in an extraordinary way, to the improvement, cultivation, promotion or dissemination of sports ».
To this Prize opt for a total of 19 candidacies from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, the United States, Ethiopia, France, Italy, Lebanon, the Dominican Republic, the United Kingdom and Spain.
El Prize is endowed with fifty thousand euros, the sculpture created and expressly donated by Joan Miró for these awards, a diploma and an accrediting badge.
The members of the Jury will hold a first meeting with the media at 16.30 pm on Thursday, September 1, in the Covadonga Room of the Hotel (Chapel), immediately before its formal constitution and the beginning of its deliberations.
Once constituted, they will elect their president from among their members. The secretary of the Jury is appointed by the Foundation. The ruling will be made public at 12.00 noon on Friday, the 2nd, in the Covadonga Room.