Today, we also announce our 20th anniversary campaign: #SportUnitesUs. From sports stars to sports fans and the young people in Laureus Sport for Good programmes around the world: Sport Unites Us. The 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards will celebrate 20 years of Laureus. 20 years of using sport to change the world. 20 years of celebrating the biggest names in sport. Of sports stars supporting our vision to end violence, discrimination and disadvantage. And 20 years of us, together, changing lives.
The announcement was made at Stadion An der Alten Försterei, home to FC Union Berlin, who are currently competing in the Bundesliga for the first season in their history. Olympic legends and Laureus Academy members Katarina Witt and Nadia Comaneci joined Laureus Ambassadors and football stars Jens Lehmann and Marc Janko for a football activity with young people from Laureus programmes Kicking Girls, KICK on Ice, KICK im Boxring and wirmachenwelle. During the Sport for Good session, the young people and sporting legends illustrated first-hand how Laureus uses the power of sport to transform the lives of children and young people around the world.