In 2014 the most outstanding athletes of the year will be honoured in the presence of numerous other sporting greats in a ceremony to be held in the heart of South East Asia.

Honours in Malaysia.

The 15th ceremony for the Laureus World Sports Awards will take place in pulsating Kuala Lumpur.
  • Honours in Malaysia.

  • Laureus at the heart of South East Asia.

    The most important awards ceremony in the international sports calendar will be held on 26 March in Kuala Lumpur at the heart of South East Asia. Here, the most outstanding athletes of the year will be honoured for their achievements. Edwin Moses, Chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy:

    'I am delighted that the 2014 Awards are to be staged in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is an exciting development that Laureus is being held in South East Asia for the first time, enabling the Laureus message to be extended to a new part of the world'.

    In 2013 the Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony took place in Rio de Janeiro.
    In 2012 the coveted trophy was awarded in London.

    Sport can create hope.

    “Of course this will be a very emotional occasion as it is the first Awards since the death of our patron, the great Nelson Mandela, and I am sure with the support of everyone in Kuala Lumpur it will be an Awards Ceremony to remember where we can salute today’s sporting heroes and pay tribute to President Mandela.”

    At the first award ceremony for the Laureus World Sports Awards in 2000, President Mandela said: “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair.” This statement has become the Laureus mission.

    With the help of sport, the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation has improved the lives of more than 1.5 million children and young people.

    Living legends.

    The earnings from the Laureus World Sports Awards benefit the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and provide the basis for the Foundation's work which supports more than 140 social projects worldwide and has already improved the lives of more than 1.5 million children and young people.

    With the help of sport, its mission is to overcome several of the greatest social problems which confront young people all over the world today. The winners of the Laureus World Sports Awards are chosen by the ultimate sports jury: living legends of sport honour the best athletes of the present day.

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