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Prince of Asturias Award

Prince of Asturias Award
Location Campoamor Theatre
Country Spain
Presented by Felipe, Prince of Asturias and Prince of Asturias Foundation
First awarded 1981 ~
Official website

The Prince of Asturias Awards (Spanish: Premios Príncipe de Asturias, Asturian: Premios Príncipe d'Asturies) are a series of annual prizes awarded in Spain by the Prince of Asturias Foundation to individuals, entities or organizations from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, and public affairs.

The prize was established on 24 September 1980 by the twelve year-old Felipe, Prince of Asturias, heir to the throne of Spain, "to consolidate links between the Principality and the Prince of Asturias, and to contribute to encouraging and promoting scientific, cultural and humanistic values that form part of mankind's universal heritage."[1] The awards are presented in Oviedo, the capital of the Principality of Asturias, at a ceremony presided by Felipe, Prince of Asturias. A sculpture, expressly created for the prize by Spanish sculptor Joan Miró, is presented yearly to the recipients of the prize.


Arts (Artes)

Communications and Humanities (Comunicación y Humanidades)

International Cooperation (Cooperación Internacional)

Literature (Letras)

Social Sciences (Ciencias Sociales)

Sports (Deportes)

Year Name Sport
2013 Spain José María Olazábal Golf
2012 Spain Iker Casillas and Xavi Hernández Football
2011 Ethiopia Haile Gebrselassie Athletics
2010 Spain Spain national football team Football
2009 Russia Yelena Isinbayeva Athletics
2008 Spain Rafael Nadal Tennis
2007 Germany Michael Schumacher Formula One
2006 Spain Spain national basketball team Basketball
2005 Spain Fernando Alonso Formula One
2004 Morocco Hicham El Guerrouj Athletics
2003 France Tour de France Cycling
2002 Brazil Brazil national football team Football
2001 Spain Manuel Estiarte Waterpolo
2000 United States Lance Armstrong Cycling
1999 Germany Steffi Graf Tennis
1998 Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Tennis
1997 Spain Spanish Marathon team Athletics
1996 United States Carl Lewis Athletics
1995 Algeria Hassiba Boulmerka Athletics
1994 United States Martina Navratilova Tennis
1993 Cuba Javier Sotomayor Athletics
1992 Spain Miguel Indurain Cycling
1991 Soviet Union Sergey Bubka Athletics
1990 Spain Sito Pons Motorcycle
1989 Spain Seve Ballesteros Golf
1988 Spain Juan Antonio Samaranch Olympics
1987 United Kingdom Sebastian Coe Athletics

Technical and Scientific Research (Investigación Científica y Técnica)

Concord (Concordia)

Exemplary Town of Asturias (Pueblo Ejemplar de Asturias)

Every year, the town prized with this award receives the visit of Felipe, Prince of Asturias and an important prize money of €25,000. Towns and associations in Asturias can be presented as candidates.[2]

See also

  • List of prizes, medals, and awards


External links

  • Prince of Asturias Foundation (in English)
  • Prince of Asturias Awards (in English)
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