What a year of sport we have had in 2019!
From record breaking performances from the world’s greatest athletes and teams to incredible breakthroughs and remarkable comebacks, 2019 has reminded us of sport’s ability to unite and inspire.
Reflecting on the past 12 months, members of the Laureus Nominations Panel (more than 1200 sports journalists, broadcasters and influencers from over 100 countries) are currently selecting their greatest sporting triumphs of the year in five categories: Sportsman, Sportswoman, Team, Breakthrough and Comeback.
Following the Nominations Panel vote, a specialist panel of action sports media will select the six Nominees for Action Sportsperson of the Year and the International Paralympic Committee will submit six Nominees for Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability.
The 68 sporting legends of the Laureus World Sports Academy will then vote for the overall winners, to be announced on stage at the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards in Berlin on February 17.
As well as celebrating the greatest sporting achievements of 2019, the landmark 2020 Awards will also showcase Laureus Sport for Good’s work over the past two decades in using sport to transform the lives of young people around the world.