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The University awards the scholarship of Honour for Sport to Miguel Indurain, in the act of presentation of the Olympic History of Navarre.

The event was attended by Olympic athletes from Navarre, university authorities and the Olympic committee

/Attendees at the presentation of the Historia Olímpica Navarra, published by the Centro de programs of study Olímpicos.

27 | 06 | 2022

The Olympic programs of study Center of the University of Navarra has awarded the scholarship of honor to the athlete Miguel Indurain. The ceremony took place at the sports center of the University and was attended by Rosalía Baena, Vice President of Students, who was in charge of awarding the highest distinction to the cyclist; and Javier Trigo, director of the Sports Service.  

During her speech, the Vice President highlighted the athlete as a model for the entire university community: "Miguel is a symbol of effort and self-improvement. He is an example for everyone. In turn, the Olympic champion thanked the University of Navarra and recalled the struggle to enter the Olympic Games, an event that finally took place in Atlanta 1996, where he became the first champion from Navarra. Alejandro Blanco, president of the Spanish Olympiccommittee , also took part in the ceremony. He thanked Indurain for the recognition and described him as "the best example of the sportsman of integrity and self-sacrifice". 

presentation of the Olympic History of Navarre

The event saw the presentation of the report "Historia Olímpica Navarra"(Navarre Olympic History). This work, which has been four years in the making, tells the story of 145 Olympic and Paralympic sportsmen and women born or living in Navarre. It also includes athletes who studied at the University of Navarra. In order to capture the story, the Olympic Centre programs of study received partnership from sportsmen and women, historians and journalists. It is a review of almost one hundred years of history, from the Amsterdam Games in 1928 to the Beijing Winter Games earlier this year. 

Javier Trigo pointed out that the edition was very difficult, especially in the years leading up to 1988. He also invited everyone to continue writing history: "We would like to count on everyone's participation to continue writing this history". For her part, Rosalía Baena said that the publication will serve as an inspiration for many students to set very high goals, which is what the University encourages.

The publication is available at available for all interested parties on the website of the University of Navarra's Olympic Centre programs of study .