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Why the Awards is so important to the Foundation's work worldwide...

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It was a very exciting day when it was announced that London would be home to the Laureus Awards for the first time.
The Ceremony has travelled as far as St Petersburg all the way to Abu Dhabi since the first event was held in Monaco back in 2000. And, at the start of the city's Olympic year, it should be fantastic to hold it in London.
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Attention will be firmly placed on who will be up for Nomination for an Award, and this year it could be one of the most exciting contests yet. And it would be great to hear who (and why) you think should be in line for the Awards.
But of course, one of the most important parts of the Awards season will always be the focus it brings to the vital work carried out all year round by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
The Awards remain so important because of the unique opportunities it allows for the work of the Foundation.
Not only is it a truly great way to promote the work Laureus undertake using sport to tackle issues such as HIV/AIDS, discrimination and health problems, but the Awards is also a valuable fundraiser. Proceeds from the Awards go straight towards helping children and young people the world over work toward a more positive future through sport.
So, if you are interested in seeing how this is happening then head over to Laureus.com to find out more about the work of Laureus-supported projects worldwide.
And be sure to tell us who you think should emerge victorious at the 2012 Awards in the box below or on Twitter @LaureusSport