Laureus will return to the physical event format after the ‘virtual’ presentations in 2021 and 2022 due to the global travel restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The in-person Awards will celebrate the last year’s achievements in a ceremony which will reflect the prestige and style for which Laureus – and Paris – are recognised.
Since its inception, Laureus has helped to improve the lives of more than six million children and young adults, and now supports more than 250 sports-based community programmes around the world, fulfilling the visionary words of its founding Patron Nelson Mandela – ‘Sport has the power to change the world’.
Laureus’ Sport for Good City programme has been active in Paris since 2019, with the implementation of its ‘Model City’ approach, aimed at improving social integration and driving positive community change through sport. The Laureus Family spreads across every continent and is an inspirational, purpose-focused network of Laureus World Sports Academy Members, ambassadors, sportsmen and women, teams, sports governing bodies, federations and followers from the public, all committed to support Sport for Good and spread the movement’s influence to a wider global audience.
The Laureus World Sports Awards will once again be broadcast around the world, available in 120+ countries to a potential audience of over one billion people. Further coverage across Laureus’ network of media partners will be supported across Laureus, athlete, Federation and sporting event digital channels in a unique collaborative approach which encompasses the world of sport.
The winners of Laureus World Sports Awards are selected by the ultimate sports jury – the 71 Members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, the living legends of sport honouring the greatest athletes of today.