MONACO, December 14, 2016 – After 17 years we return to the birthplace of the first ever Laureus Awards. It was the year 2000 when President Nelson Mandela inspired Laureus to prove that sport has the power to change the world.
Since then, Laureus has developed into a global movement and a leading force for positive change, using the power of sport to end violence, discrimination and disadvantage and proving that sport can change the world.
The Awards Ceremony on February 14 will not only honour the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of 2016 but also showcase the work of Laureus Sport for Good. Now more than ever. Nominees in 7 categories will be announced on January 11, 2017.