Dr Leonardo Mataruna, an Associate Research Fellow in the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations has been awarded the ‘Medal Manoel Tubino’, an honour to his career dedicated to Physical Education and Sport. The award was honoured at the 31st International Physical Education Congress that took place in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. The event and the award were organised by the Federation Internationale D’Education Physique (FIEP).
The ‘Medal Manoel Tubino’ award is made to professionals for recognition of their work and scientific production in the physical education. Over the past two years Dr Leonardo has developed a research project called LONRIO: the transferability of social legacies of 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games for the Rio de Janeiro Favela’s, sponsored by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme and supervised by Dr Ian Brittain from CIBS.
Dr Leonardo said: ‘I am very happy to have received a major commendation. I would like to share this prize with my students, colleagues and Coventry University.’