Every year the Laureus World Sports Academy recognises the spirit of sport through the Laureus Sport for Good Award. This award is given to an individual or organisation that's made an outstanding contribution to society.
Following a horrific motorcycle accident in August 2001, which he was lucky to survive, he clinched his fourth World Cup Super G title. Doctors feared his leg would have to be amputated, but instead he underwent massive reconstructive surgery.
The greatest female professional surfer in the history of the sport, Layne Beachley won the World Championship a record seven times. Known as ‘The Beast’ because of her aggressive style, she broke down barriers and set the pace for women in a previously male dominated sport.