Sport brings people together.
Honouring achievement, motivation and attention across the world. Each year, the best athletes are honored for their outstanding achievements in all disciplines in a grand gala: the Laureus World Sports Awards. They were started in 2000 by Daimler AG and Richemont and every year, around one billion viewers in over 160 countries worldwide follow the glamorous event live. In 2017, it was held in Monaco and those yearly attending include not only the nominated sports personalities, but also a whole host of high-ranking guests from industry, politics and society.
In 2017, the Laureus World Sports Awards took place in Monaco.
Usain Bolt is the world’s fastest human and four-time Laureus prize-winner.
There are five categories, which are selected by the international media and the Laureus World Sports Academy members: Laureus World Sportsman of the Year, Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year, Laureus World Team of the Year, Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year and Laureus World Comeback of the Year. A new category is the Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year. Here, the choice is from among five sporting moments that have especially stirred the emotions of spectators and fans around the world. They get chosen by the viewers.
The universal character of sport.
The winners of the Awards each receive a coveted Laureus statuette exclusively produced by Cartier. With the award ceremony, the Laureus Family pays recognition to outstanding achievements in sport as well as the work in various Laureus projects. In this way, we demonstrate our determination to further raise our social commitment to disadvantaged people all over the world. For our children are the foundation on which the societies of tomorrow will be built.
Paralympics winner Beatrice Vio – the Italian champion fencer – is Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability 2017.