The Laureus World Sports Academy is a unique group of sporting legends, each of whom reached the very highest level of achievement and collectively created many of sport's most iconic moments.
Academy Members all share a belief in the power of sport to transform the lives of young people around the world, volunteering their time to support the important work of Laureus Sport for Good. 
Each year, the Academy Members come together to vote for the winners of the Laureus World Sports Awards, and this endorsement from a group of sporting legends make the Awards the most prestigious in global sport.

Laureus is also privileged to be supported by the Laureus Ambassadors, a group of over 200 current or recently retired sports people who have achieved sporting greatness and made significant contributions to the sporting community.
Ambassadors support the work of the Academy and of our Foundations around the world by giving their time to support Sport for Good programmes.