Doddie Weir Wins in April!

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May 1, 2018

Scottish Rugby legend Doddie Weir, who revealed in June last year that he is fighting motor neurone disease, has won the April Laureus Sporting Moment of the Month public vote. Doddie, who has 61 caps for Scotland, was recognised for his emotional delivery of the match ball at the Scotland v New Zealand match in November and his fundraising and awareness drive through the My Name'5 Doddie Foundation.

Doddie is now the second Nominee for the Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year, joining March campaign winners and ski jumping legends Sven Hannawald and Kamil Stoch. Each month, from March to December, the public can select their favourite Moment from a shortlist of four videos, chosen by the sporting legends of the Laureus World Sports Academy. Monthly winners will then go head-to-head in a final public vote, with the winner being announced at the 2019 Laureus Awards Ceremony.

The Laureus Sporting Moment of the Month campaign for May launches TODAY with four engaging and emotional Moments. May’s contenders include inspirational Rochdale midfielder Joe Thompson who realised his Wembley dream after beating cancer twice; a touching moment of sportsmanship between three Australians and one athlete from Lesotho in the 10,000m at the Commonwealth Games; Jean Dolores-Schmidt, the 98-year-old nun who is NCAA Loyola-Chicago basketball team’s most loyal supporter and tennis star Alexander Zverev and his ‘biggest little fan’.

The Laureus Sporting Moment Award demonstrates qualities such as fair play, sportsmanship, drama and dedication, and looks beyond the scoreboard or podium. They are emotional and inspirational moments, symbolising the true value of sport and bringing to life the message that sport has the power to change the world.

Laureus Sporting Moment of the Month - Contenders for May


A WEMBLEY DREAM – Rochdale midfielder Joe Thompson realises dream of playing at Wembley after overcoming cancer twice


THE FRIENDLY GAMES – Australian 10,000m runners Celia Sullohern, Madeline Hills and Eloise Wellings wait for Lineo Chaka of Lesotho to finish her race at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

UNDER SISTER JEAN’S WATCH – 98-year-old nun Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt is the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers most loyal supporter

ZVEREV MEETS MINI ZVEREV – Tennis star Alexander Zverev forms a special bond with his biggest little fan