Laureus World Sports Awards, 2021

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Laureus World Sports Awards, 2021


Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony is conducted once a year to appreciate the sports players and honouring them and the team. Like every year, this year also the sportspersons and their fans are waiting for the award night. But Laureus World Sports Awards 2021 is going to be different as it will be conducted virtually. Due to the epidemic, the organizers have announced that they will arrange the award ceremony virtually. 

 Laureus World Sports Awards are given in the following six categories; Sportswoman, Sportsman, Team, Breakthrough, Comeback and Action. The reputation of the award is so high that its also known as the Oscars of Sports. The awards all offered to the sports players with incredible talent, hard work and inspiring stories.

Sportsman and woman give their sweat and blood to their sport to win or get defeated by a better one. It can be one of the best ways to inspire youngsters to participate in different sports. Awards like Laureus World Sports Awards motivate the sportspeople and team and inspire the young blood to achieve something big in sports. Let’s grab more information about Laureus World Sports Awards so that we can educate others about the well-known sports awards; 

Laureus World Sports Awards

The word Laureus is derived from the Greek language, which signifies the traditional winning symbol of athletes. the award is given by Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, which was established in 1999. the first Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony was held in the year 2000. in the last 20 years, the award has earned a reputation, and it increased a healthy competition among the sportspersons to perform well and get the award. 

A Laureus Nominations Panel vote to award the sports personalities in different categories. the panel has more than 1000 members from 70 different countries. Sports personalities in the following categories get the award according to the panel’s vote;

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

International Paralympic Committee also gives the nominations for the Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability award. The winner of Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year is based on the public vote. Following Laureus awards fall in the category of discretionary awards;

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Sport for Good Award
  • Spirit of Sport Award
  • Exceptional Achievement Award
  • Sporting Inspiration Award

Laureus World Sports Awards 2021

The Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony will be held in Seville, and the sports personalities will be awarded virtually. Here is the list of the Laureus World Sports Awards 2021;

  • Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: Rafael NadalLaureus World Sportswoman of the Year: Naomi Osaka
  • Laureus World Team of the Year: Bayern Munich
  • Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year: Patrick Mahomes
  • Laureus World Comeback of the Year: Max Parrot
  • Laureus Sport for Good: KICKFORMORE by KICKFAIR
  • Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award: Billie Jean King
  • Laureus Athlete Advocate of the Year: Lewis Hamilton
  • Laureus Sporting Inspiration: Mohamed Salah
  • Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year: Chris Nikic

Now, check out the list of the nominees for this prestigious award for the year 2021; 

Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award 2021 Nominees

Sports Person Category Country
Armand Duplantis  Athletics  Sweden
Joshua Cheptegeui Athletics  Uganda
Lebron James Basketball US
Lewis Hamilton Motor Racing UK
Rafael Nadal Tennis  Spain
Robert Lewandowski Football Poland

Laureus World Sportswomen of the Year Award 2021 Nominees

Sports Person Sports Country
Anna Van Der Breggen Cycling  The Netherlands 
Brigid Kosgei  Athletics  Kenya
Federica Brignone Skiing  Italy
Naomi Osaka  Tennis  Japan
Wendie Renard  Football  France

Laureus World Team of the Year 2021 Nominees

Sports Personality Sports Country
Argentina Men’s Rugby Team  Rugby Argentina
Bayern Munich Football  Germany
Kansas City Chiefs  American Football US
Liverpool FC  Football UK
Los Angeles Lakers Basketball  US
Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team  Motor Racing Germany 

Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year

Sports Personality Sports Country
Ansu Fati Football  Spain
Dominic Thiem  Tennis Australia
IGA Swiatek Tennis  Poland
Joan Mir  Motor Cycling  Spain
Patrick Mahomes  American Football US
Tadej Pogacar Cycling  Slovenia

Laureus World Comeback of the Year

Sports Personality Sports Country
Alex Morgan Football  US
Alex Smith American Football US
Daniel Bard Baseball  US 
Kento Momota  Badminton Japan
Max Parrot Snowboarding  Canada
Mikaela Shiffrin Skiing  US

Laureus Sport for Good Award

Sports Personality Sports Country
Boxgirls Kenya Boxing Kenya
Fundacion Colombianitos  Multi-Sport Colombia
Kickformore By Kickfair  Football  Germany

 Facts About Laureus World Sports Awards

If you are interested in sports or are preparing for any competitive exam, you must know about these facts of Laureus World Sports Awards. Also, keep these facts in mind if you are preparing for the quiz show. 

  • The first Laureus World Sports Awards were held in 2000 in Monaco.
  • IN 2009, the award ceremony was not conducted due to the economic crisis. the awards were given to the sports personalities in different events. 
  • The awards are also criticized due to not availability of clear criteria to give the award.  
  • The Laureus World Sports Academy members also vote for the sports personalities in the different group, but they vote through a secret ballot. 
  • The awards are given to sports personalities of both genders, Male and Female, in the following six categories; Sportswoman and Sportsman, Team, Breakthrough, Comeback and Action.
  • One of the nominated members that get the highest votes announced the winner.  
  • Roger Federer holds the record for receiving the most Laureus Awards. He has a total of five awards so far. 
  • Chris Nikic, the first person with Down’s Syndrome to complete a full Ironman, received the Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year award. He received most of the votes under this category. 
  • Sachin Tendulkar is the first sportsperson from India that won the Laureus World Sports Award for Laureus Sporting Moment Award (2000-2020). 
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