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23/03/2023 - General information

The Anti-Doping Laboratory of Catalonia distinguished with the Catalonia Prize for Sports Management in the national or international arena

The Associació Catalana de Gestors Esportius Professionals has recognized the international projection of the Laboratory.

The Associació Catalana de Gestors Esportius Professionals (ACGEP) has awarded the Catalonia Prize for Sports Management on a national or international level to the Catalonian Anti-Doping Laboratory of the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute. The award recognizes the role of the Laboratory in projecting Catalonia to the world, its professionalism and its contribution to a cleaner sport. It was also highlighted that it is one of the thirty laboratories accredited in the world by the World Anti-Doping Agency to carry out doping controls on athletes, and that it works for clean sport in various national and international events.

The professionals of the Anti-Doping Laboratory of Catalonia

"We are very grateful, and for us it is an honor to receive this new distinction. The Catalonia Award recognizes our role in the international field and our contribution to the projection of Catalonia in this field. We work for anti-doping organizations from all continents and, therefore, we carry the name of Catalonia around the world" says Dr. Rosa Ventura Alemany, director of the Catalonian Anti-Doping Laboratory.

Award ceremony

The award ceremony took place on Friday 17th March at the Joan Cererols Auditorium of the Martorell Cultural Centre. Martorell hosted the event as European City of Sport 2023.

Through the Catalonia Sports Management Awards, the ACGEP wants to give visibility and recognition to all those people, entities and companies that seek excellence, research and innovation for the development of quality products and services that contribute to improve society's well-being and serve as inspiration for new initiatives. This is the eighth edition of the ACGEP Catalonia Sports Management Awards, which started in 1996.

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