Spanish Royals Preside Over National Sports Awards

  December 4, 2013 at 9:55 pm by

December 2nd, 2013

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The Spanish Royal Family presided over the 2013 National Sports Awards which were held at the El Pardo Palace in Madrid on December 2nd. Presiding over the 2013 Awards was Queen Sofia, who was accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias and Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo. King Juan Carlos was absent this year, as he is still in recovery from his hip operation.

The annual Sports Award is a Spanish royal highlight and recognizes distinguished individuals in the sporting world. Awards this year went to Olympic gold medal sailor Marina Alabau, taekwondo champion Joel González and junior triple jumper Ana Peleteiro.

Following the ceremony, the Queen and Royal Family posed with the award winners for a series of photographs.

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