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Vonn, Kipchoge, Gilmore and Vieira among the stars to attend the Laureus World Sports Awards

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Just days after announcing her retirement, Lindsey Vonn, the greatest women’s skier of all time, has confirmed she will be attending the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco later this month.
Vonn heads a glittering list of Nominees who will be in Monaco competing for the most prestigious sports awards in the world, including Didier Deschamps, manager of the French World Cup team, Kenya’s marathon star Eliud Kipchoge, ironman triathlon world champion Daniela Ryf, seven-times surfing world champion Stephanie Gilmore and brilliant young Jamaican sprinter Briana Williams.
Among other Nominees confirmed so far for the February 18 event are Ana Carrasco, Maya Gabeira, Anna Gasser, Diede de Groot, Brian McKeever, Bibian Mentel-Spee, Vinesh Phogat, Grigorios Polychronidis and Markus Rehm.
They will be joined by great sports stars past and present including football’s Kosovare Asllani, Fredi Bobic, Fabio Capello, Alex Scott, Mikael Silvestre and Patrick Vieira, ex-Formula One star David Coulthard,  Olympic swimer Missy Franklin, rugby’s Bryan Habana and Nolli Waterman, hockey legends Luciana Aymar from Argentina and the UK’s Kate and Helen Richardson-Walsh, German boxer Axel Schulz, US skateboarder Lizzie Armanto, UK athletics star Paula Radcliffe and former German Olympic track cyclist Kristina Vogel.