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Asturias Sports Award

The final joint candidacy of mountaineers Edurne Pasaban and Reinhold Messner, the French cyclist Jeannie Longo and the athlete Haile Gebreselassie complete EP. The Sports Award winner will meet this Friday at noon. Marta Dominguez is left out of the final of the prize. Spanish footballer of the Schalke 04 Raul Gonzalez Blanco and the Spanish synchronized swimming team are two candidates finalists who choose to the Prince of Asturias of the sports 2011 Awards, which fails this Friday in the Hotel’s la Reconquista in Oviedo. In addition, among the five finalists is the joint candidacy of mountaineers Edurne Pasaban and Reinhold Messner, as well as the French cyclist Jeannie Longo and the Ethiopian athlete Haile Gebreselassie. a> and gain more knowledge.. In total, had been cutting 19 candidates from eleven countries (Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, United States, Ethiopia, France, Italy, Lebanon, Dominican Republic, United Kingdom and Spain), one of which will happen in the palmares to selection Spanish football, awarded in 2010 after winning the World Cup in South Africa.

In this way, stay out of the final Palencia athlete Marta Dominguez, the cyclist Oscar Freire, the boat race, as well as the exgolfista Jack Nicklaus, the Spanish Davis Cup team or the American surfer Robert Kelly Slater, among others. The award is endowed with 50,000 euros, the sculpture created and donated by Joan Miro expressly for these awards, a diploma and an insignia accrediting. The Prince of Asturias Awards are intended, according to the statutes of the Foundation, to honor the scientific, technical, cultural, social and human work done by individuals, institutions, groups of persons or institutions in the international arena. Within this spirit, may be candidates for the Prince of Asturias Sports Award those who, besides the exemplarity of his life and work, have achieved new goals on the man’s struggle to overcome himself and contributed with their effort, in an extraordinary way to refinement, cultivation, promotion or dissemination of sports. Source of the news: Raul and the swim team synchronized among the five finalists to the Prince of Asturias