(Photo: © FIH)
Leandro Negre, the President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH), has been awarded the Spanish Olympic Order in recognition of his outstanding services to both Spanish and Olympic Sport.

He was presented with his award in Madrid, where he was attending the Spanish Olympic Committee Congress.

The Former President of the European Hockey Federation and long time administrator within Spanish sport said he was "incredibly proud" to win the award. Mr. Negre is the second FIH President to receive this prestigious award, with Mr. Juan Angel Calzado being a previous winner.

The photo above shows Mr. Negre (centre) receiving has award alongside Mr. Alejandro Blanco (left), President of the Spanish Olympic Committee, and Mr. Albert Soler (right), State Secretary for Spanish Sports Government.