Royal Order of Sports Merit

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Royal Order of Sports Merit
Real Orden del Mérito Deportivo
Badge of the Royal Order of Sports Merit (Spain).svg
Badge of the Royal Order of Sports Merit.
Awarded by His Majesty The King of Spain
Type Order of Merit
Awarded for Recognition of activities in the fields of sport and physical education.
Chancellor Minister of Education, Culture and Sport
Precedence
Next (higher) Orden de las Artes y las Letras de España
Next (lower) Orden al Mérito del Plan Nacional sobre Drogas[1]
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Ribbon of the Order

The Royal Order of Sports Merit (Spanish: Real Orden del Mérito Deportivo) Spanish civil Order of Merit established 18 June 1982. The order is indented to recognize distinguished service in sports, in teaching physical education, or the management, organization, promotion and development of physical education and sports. The order may be presented to individuals in one of four classes. It may also be presented to legal personalities, organizations, and other entities in one of three classes.

The Spanish Constitution of 1978 contains in article 43.3, a guiding principle in the conduct of public authorities to promote physical education and sport. The Royal Order of Sports Merit is a tool of this constitutional mandate to promote, advertise, and propagate physical culture and sports.

Classes of the order[edit]

Individuals may be awarded the Royal Order of Sports Merit in one of four classes:[2]

Groups and organizations may be awarded in one of three different classes:

  • Gold Plaque, awarded by Royal Decree in accordance with the Council of Ministers.
  • Silver Plaque, awarded by the President of the Sports Council.
  • Bronze Plaque, awarded by the President of the Sports Council.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Civil Orders of Spain. Heraldaría. (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Real Orden del Mérito Deportivo". Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte. Gobierno de España. Retrieved 4 March 2013.  External link in |work= (help) (in Spanish)

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