BERLIN, March 23, 2016 – Berlin will be the focus of the sporting world when it stages the 2016 Laureus World Sports Awards Ceremony onMonday, April 18.
Laureus World Sports Academy Members, including legendary Olympians such as Nadia Comaneci, Cathy Freeman, Edwin Moses, Steve Redgrave and Mark Spitz, football World Cup winners Cafu, Alessandro Del Piero, Marcel Desailly and Carles Puyol, boxing’s Marvelous Marvin Hagler, tennis greats Boris Becker and Martina Navratilova, and winter sports stars Franz Klammer, Alberto Tomba and Katarina Witt are among the early names to confirm that they will be attending.
The Laureus World Sports Awards is the premier honours event on the international sporting calendar. The winners, as voted by the Laureus World Sports Academy, the ultimate sports jury, made up of more than 50 of the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of all time, will be unveiled at the globally televised Awards Ceremony staged at the Messe Berlin Palais am Funkturm.
Among the Laureus Academy Members confirmed to be present in Berlin are:
|Boris Becker||Sean Fitzpatrick||Ilie Nastase|
|Ian Botham||Dawn Fraser||Martina Navratilova|
|Cafu||Cathy Freeman||Alexey Nemov|
|Nadia Comaneci||Tanni Grey-Thompson||Hugo Porta|
|Alessandro Del Piero||Marvelous Marvin Hagler||Carles Puyol|
|Marcel Desailly||Mika Hakkinen||Steve Redgrave|
|Kapil Dev||Kip Keino||Mark Spitz|
|Mick Doohan||Franz Klammer||Daley Thompson|
|Morné du Plessis||Tegla Loroupe||Alberto Tomba|
|Nawal El Moutawakel||Edwin Moses||Katarina Witt|
|Luis Figo||Robby Naish|
The Laureus World Sports Awards supports Laureus Sport for Good by showcasing the incredible work it does to transform the lives of individuals and communities around the world by using the power of sport as a tool to combat challenging social issues. Since its inception, Laureus Sport for Good has raised over €100 million and supported over 150 projects worldwide which use sport to tackle violence, discrimination and disadvantage. Laureus Sport for Good has helped to improve the lives of millions of young people in over 35 countries and is proving that sport can change the world.