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    Laureus World Sports Awards.

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 2018, 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.


Laureus World Sports Awards at Salle des Etoiles, Sporting Monte-Carlo on February 27, 2018 in Monaco, Monaco.

In 2018, the Laureus World Sports Awards took place in Monaco.

Marcel Hug at the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards show at Salle des Etoiles, Sporting Monte-Carlo on February 27, 2018 in Monaco, Monaco.

Marcel Hug – triple world champion in wheelchair racing – is Sportsperson with a disability of the year.


The Awards.

There are twelve 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, Laureus Sportsperson with a disability of the year, Laureus Action Sportsperson of the year and Laureus Sporting Moment of the year, Laureus Lifetime Achievement, Exceptional Achievement, Sporting Inspiration, Sport for Good.


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. Laureus Sport for Good uses the power of sport to end violence, discrimination and disadvantage and to prove that sport can change the world.


Edwin Moses at the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards show at Salle des Etoiles, Sporting Monte-Carlo on February 27, 2018 in Monaco, Monaco.

Edwin Moses – US-American Olympic legend and member of the Laureus World Sports Academy – received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Roger Federer with his two Laureus Awards in front of the 2018 Mercedes-AMG G 63 (W 463).

A truly unique honour.

He is the icon of men’s tennis, and on 27.02.2018, in the company of HSH Prince Albert and HSH Princess Charlene, Roger Federer won his fifth and sixth Laureus statuettes, becoming the most decorated Laureus Winner in history at the 2018 Awards Ceremony in Monaco. Speaking after receiving his Awards, Federer said: “This is a very special moment for me. Everyone knows how highly I value my Laureus Awards, so to win another would have been wonderful, but to win two is a truly unique honour. And so unexpected. I am delighted and I would like to thank the Laureus Academy for all their support.”


Fought off tough competition.

“It was an unforgettable year for me, to come back after a very difficult 2016, and these Awards just make it even more memorable. When I won my first Laureus Award back in 2005, if you had said I would have ended up winning six I would not have believed you. It’s been an amazing ride.” In the Sportsman of the Year category, Federer fought off tough competition from the likes of Rafael Nadal and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the Award. The Swiss tennis star who won the Australian Open and Wimbledon, also received the Comeback of the Year Award, in recognition of his achievements in overcoming a serious knee injury.


Mercedes-Benz Sports: Roger Federer, World No. 1 tennis star, receives Sportsman and Comeback Awards to become most decorated winner in the history of Laureus.
Laureus World Sports Awards 2018: Toto Wolff received the Team of the Year Award for Mercedes-AMG Petronas.

Mercedes-AMG Petronas dominates Formula One.

Mercedes AMG Petronas beat the likes of Real Madrid and the Golden State Warriors to win the Team of the Year Award, after continuing their dominance in Formula One by securing their fourth successive Constructors World Championship.


Help young people make positive lifestyle choices.

Active Communities Network, an international sport for development organisation which works in the UK, Ireland and South Africa, received the Laureus Sport for Good Award for their life-changing work in using sport to help young people make positive lifestyle choices, by learning life skills and progressing into education, training and employment programmes.


Laureus World Sports Awards 2018.

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