February 21, 2014
The 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards Ceremony is to take place at the world-famous Istana Budaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Edwin Moses, Chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy, made the announcement in Kuala Lumpur today, after being pictured earlier outside the theatre with YB Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri, Minister of Tourism & Culture, Malaysia.
The double Olympic gold medal winner Moses, who made the announcement at the Istana Budaya with Seri Mohamed Nazri, said: “It was a great honour to meet the Minister. Having looked around the Istana Budaya, I think we can promise that this is going to be a Laureus Awards to remember in a unique venue.”
The Istana Budaya, the National Theatre of Malaysia, is home to the National Theatre Company and National Symphony Orchestra. Situated next to the beautiful Lake Titiwangsa, its dramatic architecture is based on the design of a traditional Malay house and has been the venue for many great classical works and Broadway shows.
The Laureus World Sports Awards is the premier honours event on the international sporting calendar. The winners, as voted by the Laureus World Sports Academy, a unique group of 46 of the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of all time, will be unveiled at the Istana Budaya on Wednesday, March 26.