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Winners of the 2013 Laureus World Sports Awards

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Laureus World Sports Awards

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The Laureus World Sports Awards are awarded annually to sportspeople who have been outstanding during the previous year. The Laureus World Sports Awards were established in 1999 by Founding Patrons Daimler and Richemont and is supported by its Global Partners Mercedes-Benz, IWC Schaffhausen and Vodafone. The first gala was held on May 25, 2000 in Monte Carlo.

The selection process has two stages. First, a Selection Panel of the world's leading sports editors, writers and broadcasters from over 80 countries votes to create a shortlist of six nominations in each category. The voting process is monitored by independent auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Then the members of the Laureus World Sports Academy vote by secret ballot to select the Award winners.

The Media Selection Panel:

  • Laureus World Sportsman of the Year
  • Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year
  • Laureus World Team of the Year
  • Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year
  • Laureus World Comeback of the Year

There are two categories voted for by Specialist Panels:

  • Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year, chosen by a panel of the world's leading alternative sports journalists, and
  • Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability, which is overseen by the Executive Committee of the International Paralympic Committee.

Three other honours are selected by the Founding Patrons and the Academy. These are the

  • Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Laureus Sport for Good Award
  • Laureus Spirit of Sport (since 2005)

presented at the Laureus Academy's discretion to people who have made an outstanding contribution to society through sport. The Academy can, if it wishes, also bestow additional Awards.

Each winner receives a Laureus statuette exclusively produced by Cartier. The universal nature of sport is celebrated by the representation of the five continents, which are engraved on the base. The statuettes are 30 cm high and weigh 2.5 kg. Each figure contains 670 g of solid silver with a 650 g gold finish base.

The 2000 gala was held in Monaco at the Sporting Club and was hosted by Jeff Bridges, Ashley Judd and Dylan McDermott. Prince Albert of Monaco was the official host and the Patron was Nelson Mandela. Bon Jovi was the special musical guest.

The 2001 gala was held in Monaco at the Grimaldi Forum and was hosted by Heidi Klum and Gregory Hines. Music was by Gabrielle.

The 2002 gala was held in Monaco at the Grimaldi Forum and was hosted by Eriq Lasalle, music was by Russell Watson

The 2003 gala was held in Monaco at the Grimaldi Forum and was hosted by Eriq Lasalle, music was by ????

The 2004 gala was held in Lisbon at the CCIB and was hosted by Rachel Hunter and John McEnroe, the Patron was Henrique Cardoso, music was by The Corrs.

The 2005 gala was held in Estoril at the Estoril Casino and was hosted by Morgan Freeman, music was by Mary J. Blige.

The 2006 gala was held in Barcelona at the Forum and was hosted by Teri Hatcher and Cuba Gooding Jr, music was by ????.

The 2007 gala was held on 2 April 2007 in Barcelona, Spain. King Juan Carlos I of Spain was the patron. It was hosted by Cuba Gooding Jr. Music was by the Sugababes.

The 2008 awards were held on 18 February 2008 in the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia, attended by President Vladimir Putin and hosted by Cuba Gooding, Jr. Music was by Valery Gergiev and the Marinsky Orchestra.

The 2009 ceremony was cancelled by the Laureus Foundation and its partners due to the world economic crisis; the awards were presented to the winners individually at other events from May to June 2009[1]

The 2010 ceremony was held at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi on 10 March 2010, hosted by Kevin Spacey.[2] Music was by Mika.

The 2011 ceremony was held at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi on February 7 2011, hosted by Kevin Spacey. Music was by Ronan Keating.

The 2012 ceremony was held at the Central Hall Westminster, London on February 6 2012, hosted by Clive Owen.

The 2013 ceremony was held at the Theatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro on March 11 2013, hosted by Morgan Freeman.

Winners by category

The list of nominees are compiled by a selection panel that consists of top sports media journalists from countries across the globe. They are invited by the Laureus Foundation and nominate finalists in February each year.

Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year

Year Sportsman Sportswoman
Name Sport Name Sport
2013 Usain Bolt Athletics Jessica Ennis Athletics
2012 Novak Djokovic Tennis Vivian Cheruiyot Athletics
2011 Rafael Nadal Tennis Lindsey Vonn Skiing
2010 Usain Bolt Athletics Serena Williams Tennis
2009 Usain Bolt Athletics Yelena Isinbayeva Athletics
2008 Roger Federer Tennis Justine Henin Tennis
2007 Roger Federer Tennis Yelena Isinbayeva Athletics
2006 Roger Federer Tennis Janica Kostelić Alpine Skiing
2005 Roger Federer Tennis Kelly Holmes Athletics
2004 Michael Schumacher Formula One Annika Sörenstam Golf
2003 Lance Armstrong Cycling**** Award withdrawn replacement not yet named Serena Williams Tennis
2002 Michael Schumacher Formula One Jennifer Capriati Tennis
2001 Tiger Woods Golf Cathy Freeman Athletics
2000 Tiger Woods Golf Marion Jones[nb 1] Athletics

Team of the Year

Year Team of the Year
Name Sport
2013 European Ryder Cup Team Golf
2012 FC Barcelona Football
2011 Spain national football team Football
2010 Brawn Formula One Team Formula 1
2009 China Olympic Team Olympics
2008 South Africa national rugby union team Rugby
2007 Italy national football team Football
2006 Renault Formula One Team Formula 1
2005 Greece national football team Football
2004 England national rugby union team Rugby
2003 Brazil national football team Football
2002 Australian men's cricket team Cricket
2001 France national football team Football
2000 Manchester United Football

Breakthrough of the Year

Prior to 2007, this award was called Newcomer of the Year

Comeback of the Year

Sportsperson with a Disability of the Year

Action Sportsperson of the Year

Prior to 2007, this award was called Alternative Sportsperson of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

Exceptional Achievement Award

Spirit of Sport Award

Sport for Good Award

Awards by year

2013
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Usain Bolt  Jamaica Athletics
Sportswoman of the Year Jessica Ennis  United Kingdom Athletics
Team of the Year European Ryder Cup Team  Europe Golf
Comeback of the Year Felix Sánchez  Dominican Republic Athletics
Sportsperson with a Disability Daniel Dias  Brazil Swimming
Breakthrough of the Year Andy Murray  United Kingdom Tennis
Action Sportsperson Felix Baumgartner  Austria Adventure
Lifetime Achievement Award Sebastian Coe  United Kingdom Athletics
Exceptional Achievement Award Michael Phelps  United States Swimming
2012
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Novak Djokovic  Serbia Tennis
Sportswoman of the Year Vivian Cheruiyot  Kenya Athletics
Team of the Year FC Barcelona  Spain Football
Comeback of the Year Darren Clarke  United Kingdom Golf
Sportsperson with a Disability Oscar Pistorius  South Africa Athletics
Breakthrough of the Year Rory McIlroy  United Kingdom Golf
Action Sportsperson Kelly Slater  United States Surfing
Lifetime Achievement Award Sir Bobby Charlton  United Kingdom Football
Spirit of Sport Award
Sport for Good Award Raí  Brazil Football
2011
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Rafael Nadal  Spain Tennis
Sportswoman of the Year Lindsey Vonn  United States Skiing
Team of the Year Spain National Football Team  Spain Football
Comeback of the Year Valentino Rossi  Italy MotoGP
Sportsperson with a Disability Verena Bentele  Germany Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing
Breakthrough of the Year Martin Kaymer  Germany Golf
Action Sportsperson Kelly Slater  United States Surfing
Lifetime Achievement Award Zinedine Zidane  France Football
Spirit of Sport Award European Ryder Cup Team  Europe Golf
Sports for Good Award May El-Khalil  Lebanon Founder of Beirut Marathon
2010
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Usain Bolt  Jamaica Athletics
Sportswoman of the Year Serena Williams  United States Tennis
Team of the Year Brawn Formula 1 Team  United Kingdom Formula One
Comeback of the Year Kim Clijsters  Belgium Tennis
Sportsperson with a Disability Natalie du Toit  South Africa Swimming
Breakthrough of the Year Jenson Button  United Kingdom Formula One
Action Sportsperson Stephanie Gilmore  Australia Surfing
Lifetime Achievement Award Nawal El Moutawakel  Morocco Track and Field
Spirit of Sport Award Dikembe Mutombo  DRC Basketball
Sports for Good Award
2009
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Usain Bolt  Jamaica Athletics
Sportswoman of the Year Yelena Isinbayeva  Russia Athletics
Team of the Year China Olympic Team  China Olympics
Comeback of the Year Vitali Klitschko  Ukraine Boxing
Sportsperson with a Disability Daniel Dias  Brazil Swimming
Breakthrough of the Year Rebecca Adlington  United Kingdom Swimming
Action Sportsperson Kelly Slater  United States Surfing
Lifetime Achievement Award no award
Spirit of Sport Award
Sports for Good Award
2008
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Roger Federer  Switzerland Tennis
Sportswoman of the Year Justine Henin  Belgium Tennis
Team of the Year South African rugby team  South Africa Rugby
Comeback of the Year Paula Radcliffe  United Kingdom Athletics
Sportsperson with a Disability Esther Vergeer  Netherlands Tennis
Breakthrough of the Year Lewis Hamilton  United Kingdom Formula One
Action Sportsperson Shaun White  United States Snowboarding/Skateboarding
Lifetime Achievement Award Sergey Bubka  Ukraine Athletics
Spirit of Sport Award Dick Pound  Canada World Anti-Doping Agency
Sports for Good Award Brendan Tuohy and Sean Tuohy  United States Basketball
2007
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Roger Federer  Switzerland Tennis
Sportswoman of the Year Yelena Isinbayeva  Russia Athletics
Team of the Year Italy national football team  Italy Football
Comeback of the Year Serena Williams  United States Tennis
Sportsperson with a Disability Martin Braxenthaler  Germany Skiing
Breakthrough of the Year Amélie Mauresmo  France Tennis
Action Sportsperson Kelly Slater  United States Surfing
Lifetime Achievement Award Franz Beckenbauer  Germany Football
Spirit of Sport Award FC Barcelona  Spain Football
Sports for Good Award Luke Dowdney  United Kingdom Boxing
2006
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Roger Federer  Switzerland Tennis
Sportswoman of the Year Janica Kostelić  Croatia Alpine Skiing
Team of the Year Renault F1 Team  France Formula 1 Racing
Newcomer of the Year Rafael Nadal  Spain Tennis
Comeback of the Year Martina Hingis  Switzerland Tennis
Sportsperson with a Disability Ernst van Dyk  South Africa Wheelchair Racing
Alternative Sportsperson Angelo d'Arrigo  Italy Aviation
Lifetime Achievement Award Johan Cruyff  Netherlands Football
Spirit of Sport Award Valentino Rossi  Italy Motorcycling
Sports for Good Award Jürgen Griesbeck  Germany Streetworldfootball
2005
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Roger Federer  Switzerland Tennis
Sportswoman of the Year Kelly Holmes  United Kingdom Athletics
Team of the Year Greece national football team  Greece Football
Newcomer of the Year Liu Xiang  China Athletics
Comeback of the Year Alessandro "Alex" Zanardi  Italy Car Racing
Sportsperson with a Disability Chantal Petitclerc  Canada Athletics
Alternative Sportsperson Ellen MacArthur  United Kingdom Yachting
Lifetime Achievement Award No award
Spirit of Sport Award Boston Red Sox  United States Baseball
Sports for Good Award Gerry Storey  United Kingdom Boxing (trainer)
2004
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Michael Schumacher  Germany Motor Racing
Sportswoman of the Year Annika Sörenstam  Sweden Golf
Team of the Year England rugby union team  England Rugby
Newcomer of the Year Michelle Wie  United States Golf
Comeback of the Year Hermann Maier  Austria Alpine Skiing
Sportsperson with a Disability Earle Connor  Canada Track and Field Athletics
Alternative Sportsperson Layne Beachley  Australia Surfing
Lifetime Achievement Award Arne Næss Jr.  Norway Mountaineer
Sports for Good Award Cricket
2003
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Lance Armstrong****WITHDRAWN  United States Cycling
Sportswoman of the Year Serena Williams  United States Tennis
Team of the Year Brazil national football team  Brazil Football
Newcomer of the Year Yao Ming  China Basketball
Comeback of the Year Ronaldo  Brazil Football
Sportsperson with a Disability Michael Milton  Australia Alpine Skiing
Alternative Sportsperson Dean Potter  United States Speed Climbing
Lifetime Achievement Award Gary Player  South Africa Golf
2002
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Michael Schumacher  Germany Motor Racing
Sportswoman of the Year Jennifer Capriati  United States Tennis
Team of the Year Australian men's cricket team  Australia Cricket
Newcomer of the Year Juan Pablo Montoya  Colombia Motor Racing
Comeback of the Year Goran Ivanišević  Croatia Tennis
Sportsperson with a Disability Esther Vergeer  Netherlands Wheelchair Tennis
Alternative Sportsperson Bob Burnquist  Brazil Skateboarding
Sport for Good Award Sir Peter Blake  New Zealand Yachting
Lifetime Achievement Award Sir Peter Blake  New Zealand Yachting
2001
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Tiger Woods  United States Golf
Sportswoman of the Year Cathy Freeman  Australia Athletics
Team of the Year France national football team  France Football
Newcomer of the Year Marat Safin  Russia Tennis
Comeback of the Year Jennifer Capriati  United States Tennis
Sportsperson with a Disability Vinny Lauwers  Australia Paraplegic Sailing
Alternative Sportsperson Mike Horn  South Africa Equator Circumnavigation
Sport for Good Award Kip Keino  Kenya Athletics
Lifetime Achievement Award Sir Steve Redgrave  United Kingdom Rowing
2000
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Tiger Woods  United States Golf
Sportswoman of the Year Marion Jones  United States Athletics
Team of the Year Manchester United  England Football
Newcomer of the Year Sergio García  Spain Golf
Comeback of the Year Lance Armstrong**** WITHDRAWN  United States Cycling
Sportsperson with a Disability Louise Sauvage  Australia Wheelchair Athletics
Alternative Sportsperson Shaun Palmer  United States Multi-discipline
Sport for Good Award Eunice Kennedy Shriver  United States
Lifetime Achievement Award Pelé  Brazil Football

Laureus World Sports Academy Members

Active

The Academy was originally 40-strong, and as of early 2011, currently has 47 members. Those marked with an asterisk (*) after their names joined after the Academy was originally founded.

Deceased

Past members

See also

Notes

  1. ^ This was later reversed after Jones admitted using performance-enchancing drugs. No replacement winner has yet been named.

References

  1. ^ LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS 2009 - podcastjournal.net, April 16, 2009
  2. ^ http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/nadal-vonn-win-laureus-sports-awards/569245.html

External links

Laureus World Sports Awards

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Laureus World Sports Awards are awarded annually to sportspeople who have been outstanding during the previous year. The Laureus World Sports Awards were established in 1999 by Founding Patrons Daimler and Richemont and is supported by its Global Partners Mercedes-Benz, IWC Schaffhausen and Vodafone. The first gala was held on May 25, 2000 in Monte Carlo.

The selection process has two stages. First, a Selection Panel of the world's leading sports editors, writers and broadcasters from over 80 countries votes to create a shortlist of six nominations in each category. The voting process is monitored by independent auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Then the members of the Laureus World Sports Academy vote by secret ballot to select the Award winners.

The Media Selection Panel:

  • Laureus World Sportsman of the Year
  • Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year
  • Laureus World Team of the Year
  • Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year
  • Laureus World Comeback of the Year

There are two categories voted for by Specialist Panels:

  • Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year, chosen by a panel of the world's leading alternative sports journalists, and
  • Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability, which is overseen by the Executive Committee of the International Paralympic Committee.

Three other honours are selected by the Founding Patrons and the Academy. These are the

  • Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Laureus Sport for Good Award
  • Laureus Spirit of Sport (since 2005)

presented at the Laureus Academy's discretion to people who have made an outstanding contribution to society through sport. The Academy can, if it wishes, also bestow additional Awards.

Each winner receives a Laureus statuette exclusively produced by Cartier. The universal nature of sport is celebrated by the representation of the five continents, which are engraved on the base. The statuettes are 30 cm high and weigh 2.5 kg. Each figure contains 670 g of solid silver with a 650 g gold finish base.

The 2000 gala was held in Monaco at the Sporting Club and was hosted by Jeff Bridges, Ashley Judd and Dylan McDermott. Prince Albert of Monaco was the official host and the Patron was Nelson Mandela. Bon Jovi was the special musical guest.

The 2001 gala was held in Monaco at the Grimaldi Forum and was hosted by Heidi Klum and Gregory Hines. Music was by Gabrielle.

The 2002 gala was held in Monaco at the Grimaldi Forum and was hosted by Eriq Lasalle, music was by Russell Watson

The 2003 gala was held in Monaco at the Grimaldi Forum and was hosted by Eriq Lasalle, music was by ????

The 2004 gala was held in Lisbon at the CCIB and was hosted by Rachel Hunter and John McEnroe, the Patron was Henrique Cardoso, music was by The Corrs.

The 2005 gala was held in Estoril at the Estoril Casino and was hosted by Morgan Freeman, music was by Mary J. Blige.

The 2006 gala was held in Barcelona at the Forum and was hosted by Teri Hatcher and Cuba Gooding Jr, music was by ????.

The 2007 gala was held on 2 April 2007 in Barcelona, Spain. King Juan Carlos I of Spain was the patron. It was hosted by Cuba Gooding Jr. Music was by the Sugababes.

The 2008 awards were held on 18 February 2008 in the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Russia, attended by President Vladimir Putin and hosted by Cuba Gooding, Jr. Music was by Valery Gergiev and the Marinsky Orchestra.

The 2009 ceremony was cancelled by the Laureus Foundation and its partners due to the world economic crisis; the awards were presented to the winners individually at other events from May to June 2009[1]

The 2010 ceremony was held at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi on 10 March 2010, hosted by Kevin Spacey.[2] Music was by Mika.

The 2011 ceremony was held at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi on February 7 2011, hosted by Kevin Spacey. Music was by Ronan Keating.

The 2012 ceremony was held at the Central Hall Westminster, London on February 6 2012, hosted by Clive Owen.

The 2013 ceremony was held at the Theatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro on March 11 2013, hosted by Morgan Freeman.

Winners by category

The list of nominees are compiled by a selection panel that consists of top sports media journalists from countries across the globe. They are invited by the Laureus Foundation and nominate finalists in February each year.

Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year

Year Sportsman Sportswoman
Name Sport Name Sport
2013 Usain Bolt Athletics Jessica Ennis Athletics
2012 Novak Djokovic Tennis Vivian Cheruiyot Athletics
2011 Rafael Nadal Tennis Lindsey Vonn Skiing
2010 Usain Bolt Athletics Serena Williams Tennis
2009 Usain Bolt Athletics Yelena Isinbayeva Athletics
2008 Roger Federer Tennis Justine Henin Tennis
2007 Roger Federer Tennis Yelena Isinbayeva Athletics
2006 Roger Federer Tennis Janica Kostelić Alpine Skiing
2005 Roger Federer Tennis Kelly Holmes Athletics
2004 Michael Schumacher Formula One Annika Sörenstam Golf
2003 Lance Armstrong Cycling**** Award withdrawn replacement not yet named Serena Williams Tennis
2002 Michael Schumacher Formula One Jennifer Capriati Tennis
2001 Tiger Woods Golf Cathy Freeman Athletics
2000 Tiger Woods Golf Marion Jones[nb 1] Athletics

Team of the Year

Year Team of the Year
Name Sport
2013 European Ryder Cup Team Golf
2012 FC Barcelona Football
2011 Spain national football team Football
2010 Brawn Formula One Team Formula 1
2009 China Olympic Team Olympics
2008 South Africa national rugby union team Rugby
2007 Italy national football team Football
2006 Renault Formula One Team Formula 1
2005 Greece national football team Football
2004 England national rugby union team Rugby
2003 Brazil national football team Football
2002 Australian men's cricket team Cricket
2001 France national football team Football
2000 Manchester United Football

Breakthrough of the Year

Prior to 2007, this award was called Newcomer of the Year

Comeback of the Year

Sportsperson with a Disability of the Year

Action Sportsperson of the Year

Prior to 2007, this award was called Alternative Sportsperson of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

Exceptional Achievement Award

Spirit of Sport Award

Sport for Good Award

Awards by year

2013
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Usain Bolt  Jamaica Athletics
Sportswoman of the Year Jessica Ennis  United Kingdom Athletics
Team of the Year European Ryder Cup Team  Europe Golf
Comeback of the Year Felix Sánchez  Dominican Republic Athletics
Sportsperson with a Disability Daniel Dias  Brazil Swimming
Breakthrough of the Year Andy Murray  United Kingdom Tennis
Action Sportsperson Felix Baumgartner  Austria Adventure
Lifetime Achievement Award Sebastian Coe  United Kingdom Athletics
Exceptional Achievement Award Michael Phelps  United States Swimming
2012
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Novak Djokovic  Serbia Tennis
Sportswoman of the Year Vivian Cheruiyot  Kenya Athletics
Team of the Year FC Barcelona  Spain Football
Comeback of the Year Darren Clarke  United Kingdom Golf
Sportsperson with a Disability Oscar Pistorius  South Africa Athletics
Breakthrough of the Year Rory McIlroy  United Kingdom Golf
Action Sportsperson Kelly Slater  United States Surfing
Lifetime Achievement Award Sir Bobby Charlton  United Kingdom Football
Spirit of Sport Award
Sport for Good Award Raí  Brazil Football
2011
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Rafael Nadal  Spain Tennis
Sportswoman of the Year Lindsey Vonn  United States Skiing
Team of the Year Spain National Football Team  Spain Football
Comeback of the Year Valentino Rossi  Italy MotoGP
Sportsperson with a Disability Verena Bentele  Germany Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing
Breakthrough of the Year Martin Kaymer  Germany Golf
Action Sportsperson Kelly Slater  United States Surfing
Lifetime Achievement Award Zinedine Zidane  France Football
Spirit of Sport Award European Ryder Cup Team  Europe Golf
Sports for Good Award May El-Khalil  Lebanon Founder of Beirut Marathon
2010
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Usain Bolt  Jamaica Athletics
Sportswoman of the Year Serena Williams  United States Tennis
Team of the Year Brawn Formula 1 Team  United Kingdom Formula One
Comeback of the Year Kim Clijsters  Belgium Tennis
Sportsperson with a Disability Natalie du Toit  South Africa Swimming
Breakthrough of the Year Jenson Button  United Kingdom Formula One
Action Sportsperson Stephanie Gilmore  Australia Surfing
Lifetime Achievement Award Nawal El Moutawakel  Morocco Track and Field
Spirit of Sport Award Dikembe Mutombo  DRC Basketball
Sports for Good Award
2009
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Usain Bolt  Jamaica Athletics
Sportswoman of the Year Yelena Isinbayeva  Russia Athletics
Team of the Year China Olympic Team  China Olympics
Comeback of the Year Vitali Klitschko  Ukraine Boxing
Sportsperson with a Disability Daniel Dias  Brazil Swimming
Breakthrough of the Year Rebecca Adlington  United Kingdom Swimming
Action Sportsperson Kelly Slater  United States Surfing
Lifetime Achievement Award no award
Spirit of Sport Award
Sports for Good Award
2008
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Roger Federer  Switzerland Tennis
Sportswoman of the Year Justine Henin  Belgium Tennis
Team of the Year South African rugby team  South Africa Rugby
Comeback of the Year Paula Radcliffe  United Kingdom Athletics
Sportsperson with a Disability Esther Vergeer  Netherlands Tennis
Breakthrough of the Year Lewis Hamilton  United Kingdom Formula One
Action Sportsperson Shaun White  United States Snowboarding/Skateboarding
Lifetime Achievement Award Sergey Bubka  Ukraine Athletics
Spirit of Sport Award Dick Pound  Canada World Anti-Doping Agency
Sports for Good Award Brendan Tuohy and Sean Tuohy  United States Basketball
2007
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Roger Federer  Switzerland Tennis
Sportswoman of the Year Yelena Isinbayeva  Russia Athletics
Team of the Year Italy national football team  Italy Football
Comeback of the Year Serena Williams  United States Tennis
Sportsperson with a Disability Martin Braxenthaler  Germany Skiing
Breakthrough of the Year Amélie Mauresmo  France Tennis
Action Sportsperson Kelly Slater  United States Surfing
Lifetime Achievement Award Franz Beckenbauer  Germany Football
Spirit of Sport Award FC Barcelona  Spain Football
Sports for Good Award Luke Dowdney  United Kingdom Boxing
2006
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Roger Federer  Switzerland Tennis
Sportswoman of the Year Janica Kostelić  Croatia Alpine Skiing
Team of the Year Renault F1 Team  France Formula 1 Racing
Newcomer of the Year Rafael Nadal  Spain Tennis
Comeback of the Year Martina Hingis  Switzerland Tennis
Sportsperson with a Disability Ernst van Dyk  South Africa Wheelchair Racing
Alternative Sportsperson Angelo d'Arrigo  Italy Aviation
Lifetime Achievement Award Johan Cruyff  Netherlands Football
Spirit of Sport Award Valentino Rossi  Italy Motorcycling
Sports for Good Award Jürgen Griesbeck  Germany Streetworldfootball
2005
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Roger Federer  Switzerland Tennis
Sportswoman of the Year Kelly Holmes  United Kingdom Athletics
Team of the Year Greece national football team  Greece Football
Newcomer of the Year Liu Xiang  China Athletics
Comeback of the Year Alessandro "Alex" Zanardi  Italy Car Racing
Sportsperson with a Disability Chantal Petitclerc  Canada Athletics
Alternative Sportsperson Ellen MacArthur  United Kingdom Yachting
Lifetime Achievement Award No award
Spirit of Sport Award Boston Red Sox  United States Baseball
Sports for Good Award Gerry Storey  United Kingdom Boxing (trainer)
2004
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Michael Schumacher  Germany Motor Racing
Sportswoman of the Year Annika Sörenstam  Sweden Golf
Team of the Year England rugby union team  England Rugby
Newcomer of the Year Michelle Wie  United States Golf
Comeback of the Year Hermann Maier  Austria Alpine Skiing
Sportsperson with a Disability Earle Connor  Canada Track and Field Athletics
Alternative Sportsperson Layne Beachley  Australia Surfing
Lifetime Achievement Award Arne Næss Jr.  Norway Mountaineer
Sports for Good Award Cricket
2003
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Lance Armstrong****WITHDRAWN  United States Cycling
Sportswoman of the Year Serena Williams  United States Tennis
Team of the Year Brazil national football team  Brazil Football
Newcomer of the Year Yao Ming  China Basketball
Comeback of the Year Ronaldo  Brazil Football
Sportsperson with a Disability Michael Milton  Australia Alpine Skiing
Alternative Sportsperson Dean Potter  United States Speed Climbing
Lifetime Achievement Award Gary Player  South Africa Golf
2002
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Michael Schumacher  Germany Motor Racing
Sportswoman of the Year Jennifer Capriati  United States Tennis
Team of the Year Australian men's cricket team  Australia Cricket
Newcomer of the Year Juan Pablo Montoya  Colombia Motor Racing
Comeback of the Year Goran Ivanišević  Croatia Tennis
Sportsperson with a Disability Esther Vergeer  Netherlands Wheelchair Tennis
Alternative Sportsperson Bob Burnquist  Brazil Skateboarding
Sport for Good Award Sir Peter Blake  New Zealand Yachting
Lifetime Achievement Award Sir Peter Blake  New Zealand Yachting
2001
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Tiger Woods  United States Golf
Sportswoman of the Year Cathy Freeman  Australia Athletics
Team of the Year France national football team  France Football
Newcomer of the Year Marat Safin  Russia Tennis
Comeback of the Year Jennifer Capriati  United States Tennis
Sportsperson with a Disability Vinny Lauwers  Australia Paraplegic Sailing
Alternative Sportsperson Mike Horn  South Africa Equator Circumnavigation
Sport for Good Award Kip Keino  Kenya Athletics
Lifetime Achievement Award Sir Steve Redgrave  United Kingdom Rowing
2000
Category Winner Discipline
Sportsman of the Year Tiger Woods  United States Golf
Sportswoman of the Year Marion Jones  United States Athletics
Team of the Year Manchester United  England Football
Newcomer of the Year Sergio García  Spain Golf
Comeback of the Year Lance Armstrong**** WITHDRAWN  United States Cycling
Sportsperson with a Disability Louise Sauvage  Australia Wheelchair Athletics
Alternative Sportsperson Shaun Palmer  United States Multi-discipline
Sport for Good Award Eunice Kennedy Shriver  United States
Lifetime Achievement Award Pelé  Brazil Football

Laureus World Sports Academy Members

Active

The Academy was originally 40-strong, and as of early 2011, currently has 47 members. Those marked with an asterisk (*) after their names joined after the Academy was originally founded.

Deceased

Past members

See also

Notes

  1. ^ This was later reversed after Jones admitted using performance-enchancing drugs. No replacement winner has yet been named.

References

  1. ^ LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS 2009 - podcastjournal.net, April 16, 2009
  2. ^ http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/nadal-vonn-win-laureus-sports-awards/569245.html

External links

Bolt wins Laureus Award for third time - Sports - Jamaica Gleaner - Tuesday | March 12, 2013

Usain Bolt - file

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP):

Usain Bolt has been named sportsman of the year at the Laureus Sports Awards, with Europe's Ryder Cup golfers honoured as the best team.

Bolt has won his third Laureus Award after another dominant Olympic performance on the track at London, winning the gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay. The European Ryder Cup team was also rewarded yesterday for its remarkable rally against the United States at Medinah.

British heptathlete Jessica Ennis has been chosen the Sportswoman of 2012, while Andy Murray has been named the Top Breakthrough Athlete and Felix Sanchez the main comeback athlete.

Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the Olympic 100 metres champion, was one of the nominees for Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year.

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner was the winner in the action category after becoming the first skydiver to go faster than the speed of sound. Brazil's Daniel Dias won the disability award.

Outstanding swimmer

Dias, aged 24, was once again the outstanding swimmer of the Paralympic Games, winning six individual gold medals in London, all in world record times. It was an achievement which won him the Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award for the second time.

There was a warm welcome from the audience in the Theatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro for two outstanding Olympians who received special Laureus Awards.

Legendary swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time with a career total of 22 medals, including 18 gold medals, eight of which he won in one Olympiad in Beijing, was presented with a new award - the Laureus Academy Exceptional Achievement Award.

And Laureus World Sports Academy Member Sebastian Coe, the chairman of the Organising Committee of the highly successful London Olympic and Paralympic Games, received the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award.

Usain Bolt - file

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP):

Usain Bolt has been named sportsman of the year at the Laureus Sports Awards, with Europe's Ryder Cup golfers honoured as the best team.

Bolt has won his third Laureus Award after another dominant Olympic performance on the track at London, winning the gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay. The European Ryder Cup team was also rewarded yesterday for its remarkable rally against the United States at Medinah.

British heptathlete Jessica Ennis has been chosen the Sportswoman of 2012, while Andy Murray has been named the Top Breakthrough Athlete and Felix Sanchez the main comeback athlete.

Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the Olympic 100 metres champion, was one of the nominees for Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year.

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner was the winner in the action category after becoming the first skydiver to go faster than the speed of sound. Brazil's Daniel Dias won the disability award.

Outstanding swimmer

Dias, aged 24, was once again the outstanding swimmer of the Paralympic Games, winning six individual gold medals in London, all in world record times. It was an achievement which won him the Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award for the second time.

There was a warm welcome from the audience in the Theatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro for two outstanding Olympians who received special Laureus Awards.

Legendary swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time with a career total of 22 medals, including 18 gold medals, eight of which he won in one Olympiad in Beijing, was presented with a new award - the Laureus Academy Exceptional Achievement Award.

And Laureus World Sports Academy Member Sebastian Coe, the chairman of the Organising Committee of the highly successful London Olympic and Paralympic Games, received the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award.

Andy Murray breakthrough recognised at Laureus Awards - video | Sport | guardian.co.uk

After winning a 2012 Olympic gold and silver and a first tennis Grand Slam win at the US Open, Andy Murray wins the world breakthrough of the year prize at the Laureus Awards in Brazil on Monday. Murray is unable to attend the ceremony but thanks organisers via a video link. In his message he describes 2012 as an 'amazing year'

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After winning a 2012 Olympic gold and silver and a first tennis Grand Slam win at the US Open, Andy Murray wins the world breakthrough of the year prize at the Laureus Awards in Brazil on Monday. Murray is unable to attend the ceremony but thanks organisers via a video link. In his message he describes 2012 as an 'amazing year'

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BBC Sport - Jessica Ennis named Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year

Britain's Jessica Ennis has been named World Sportswoman of the Year at the Laureus Awards in Rio de Janerio.

The 27-year-old battled to Olympic heptathlon gold in London last summer.

Europe's victorious Ryder Cup team, which featured seven UK golfers, was named World Team of the Year.

London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Andy Murray won the World Breakthrough of the Year Award after his US Open and Olympic success.

London was a good experience, everything went well, and I'm sure it will be completely different for Rio

Jessica Ennis

Murray said: "It was an amazing year - my first grand slam in New York and two medals at the Olympics in my home country.

"I would have taken that at the start of the year, that's for sure.

"The British team had such a great Olympics and I watched loads of medals being won by the British athletes. I think I was motivated by that."

Ennis, who set three personal bests and a British record of 6,995 points in London and is the second British woman to win the award after double Olympic champion Kelly Holmes triumphed in 2005, added: "I don't think I'll have that kind of pressure again.

"It was a good experience, everything went well, and I'm sure it will be completely different for Rio."

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt was crowned World Sportsman of the Year for a third time after he won 100m, 200m and 4x100m gold in London.

Dominican athlete Feliz Sanchez, 35, was awarded the World Comeback of the Year Award following his Olympic 400m hurdles success last summer, eight years after his first in Athens.

Brazil's multiple Paralympic champion swimmer Daniel Dias was named World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability for a second time after winning six Olympic golds in London.

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner won the World Action Sportsperson of the Year Award after becoming the first human to go through the sound barrier last October.

American swimmer Michael Phelps, who has won 22 Olympic medals, including 18 golds, was awarded the Laureus Academy Exceptional Achievement Award.

The first Laureus awards were held in 2000 with ceremonies previously staged in London, Monaco, Portugal, Barcelona, Abu Dhabi and St Petersburg.

Proceeds from the Laureus World Sports Awards underpin the work of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, which supports 89 community sports projects around the world including 10 in the United Kingdom.

Britain's Jessica Ennis has been named World Sportswoman of the Year at the Laureus Awards in Rio de Janerio.

The 27-year-old battled to Olympic heptathlon gold in London last summer.

Europe's victorious Ryder Cup team, which featured seven UK golfers, was named World Team of the Year.

London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Andy Murray won the World Breakthrough of the Year Award after his US Open and Olympic success.

London was a good experience, everything went well, and I'm sure it will be completely different for Rio

Jessica Ennis

Murray said: "It was an amazing year - my first grand slam in New York and two medals at the Olympics in my home country.

"I would have taken that at the start of the year, that's for sure.

"The British team had such a great Olympics and I watched loads of medals being won by the British athletes. I think I was motivated by that."

Ennis, who set three personal bests and a British record of 6,995 points in London and is the second British woman to win the award after double Olympic champion Kelly Holmes triumphed in 2005, added: "I don't think I'll have that kind of pressure again.

"It was a good experience, everything went well, and I'm sure it will be completely different for Rio."

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt was crowned World Sportsman of the Year for a third time after he won 100m, 200m and 4x100m gold in London.

Dominican athlete Feliz Sanchez, 35, was awarded the World Comeback of the Year Award following his Olympic 400m hurdles success last summer, eight years after his first in Athens.

Brazil's multiple Paralympic champion swimmer Daniel Dias was named World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability for a second time after winning six Olympic golds in London.

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner won the World Action Sportsperson of the Year Award after becoming the first human to go through the sound barrier last October.

American swimmer Michael Phelps, who has won 22 Olympic medals, including 18 golds, was awarded the Laureus Academy Exceptional Achievement Award.

The first Laureus awards were held in 2000 with ceremonies previously staged in London, Monaco, Portugal, Barcelona, Abu Dhabi and St Petersburg.

Proceeds from the Laureus World Sports Awards underpin the work of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, which supports 89 community sports projects around the world including 10 in the United Kingdom.

European Ryder Cup Team Win Laureus World Team Of The Year Award After ‘Miracle At Medinah’ » Sportsvibe.co.uk

European Ryder Cup Team Win Laureus World Team Of The Year Award After ‘Miracle At Medinah’

The European Ryder Cup Team has been named Laureus World Team of the Year following the remarkable final day fightback to win the Ryder Cup in Chicago in the so-called ‘Miracle at Medinah’.

 

The United States needed only 4½ points from 12 singles matches to win on the Medinah golf course, but it was the Europeans, under the inspirational captaincy of José María Olazábal,  who won eight matches and halved another to secure a historic 14½-13½ victory.

 

The coveted Laureus World Team of the Year Award was presented to Ian Poulter and team members Nicolas Colsaerts, Peter Hanson, Paul Lawrie and Francesco Molinari.

 

Ian Poulter said, “Thank you very much to Laureus. This means an awful lot to everybody at the Ryder Cup team. With the legends in sport that have voted for us, it truly is a special trophy to put our hands on.”

 

Looking back to the drama of Medinah, Poulter confirmed that team spirit was instrumental in Europe’s success. He said: “Team spirit and team work played their part in the whole win. If you look at it and break it down we were being beaten pretty badly on Friday and pretty badly on the Saturday morning. We had to turn something around and everybody within the team managed to dig deep and gave that little bit extra. To be able to win the Ryder Cup from the position we were in was pretty special.”

 

The match came down to a thrilling climax when Martin Kaymer sank a five-foot putt on the 18th green to get his team to the 14 points needed to retain the trophy. Then a Tiger Woods bogey against Francesco Molinari gifted Europe a half point to clinch overall victory. It was a fitting tribute to the late Seve Ballesteros, the man who did so much to reinvigorate the event and whose trademark navy blue and white the European side wore on the final day.

 

Top performers were Ian Poulter, who won all four matches he played, and Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose, who each won three matches.

 

For full biographies on Nominees and Winners visit Laureus.com

European Ryder Cup Team Win Laureus World Team Of The Year Award After ‘Miracle At Medinah’

The European Ryder Cup Team has been named Laureus World Team of the Year following the remarkable final day fightback to win the Ryder Cup in Chicago in the so-called ‘Miracle at Medinah’.

 

The United States needed only 4½ points from 12 singles matches to win on the Medinah golf course, but it was the Europeans, under the inspirational captaincy of José María Olazábal,  who won eight matches and halved another to secure a historic 14½-13½ victory.

 

The coveted Laureus World Team of the Year Award was presented to Ian Poulter and team members Nicolas Colsaerts, Peter Hanson, Paul Lawrie and Francesco Molinari.

 

Ian Poulter said, “Thank you very much to Laureus. This means an awful lot to everybody at the Ryder Cup team. With the legends in sport that have voted for us, it truly is a special trophy to put our hands on.”

 

Looking back to the drama of Medinah, Poulter confirmed that team spirit was instrumental in Europe’s success. He said: “Team spirit and team work played their part in the whole win. If you look at it and break it down we were being beaten pretty badly on Friday and pretty badly on the Saturday morning. We had to turn something around and everybody within the team managed to dig deep and gave that little bit extra. To be able to win the Ryder Cup from the position we were in was pretty special.”

 

The match came down to a thrilling climax when Martin Kaymer sank a five-foot putt on the 18th green to get his team to the 14 points needed to retain the trophy. Then a Tiger Woods bogey against Francesco Molinari gifted Europe a half point to clinch overall victory. It was a fitting tribute to the late Seve Ballesteros, the man who did so much to reinvigorate the event and whose trademark navy blue and white the European side wore on the final day.

 

Top performers were Ian Poulter, who won all four matches he played, and Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose, who each won three matches.

 

For full biographies on Nominees and Winners visit Laureus.com

Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award - Darren Clarke | Laureus

Darren Clarke’s victory in the Open Championship at the age of 42 was one of the most emotional sporting moments of the year. It was his 20th attempt to win The Open and came at the end of very difficult time for him.

His wife Heather had died the day before his 38th birthday which meant he had to put his golf to one side as he concentrated on looking after his sons. The year 2007 proved to be his least successful and although he did win the BMW Asian Open and KLM Open in 2008, he only managed three top 10 finishes in 2009. In May 2011, Clarke won his first European Tour title since 2008 with a three-stroke victory in the Iberdrola Open, which he followed in July with his Open victory at Royal St George’s. He dedicated his victory to his two sons and his late wife. He said: “In terms of what's going through my heart, there's obviously somebody who is watching from up above and I know she'd be very proud of me. It's been a long journey to get here."

Darren Clarke’s victory in the Open Championship at the age of 42 was one of the most emotional sporting moments of the year. It was his 20th attempt to win The Open and came at the end of very difficult time for him.

His wife Heather had died the day before his 38th birthday which meant he had to put his golf to one side as he concentrated on looking after his sons. The year 2007 proved to be his least successful and although he did win the BMW Asian Open and KLM Open in 2008, he only managed three top 10 finishes in 2009. In May 2011, Clarke won his first European Tour title since 2008 with a three-stroke victory in the Iberdrola Open, which he followed in July with his Open victory at Royal St George’s. He dedicated his victory to his two sons and his late wife. He said: “In terms of what's going through my heart, there's obviously somebody who is watching from up above and I know she'd be very proud of me. It's been a long journey to get here."

Laureus World Sports Awards 2013 Nominees

Laureus World Sports Awards 2013 Nominees