Berlin is steeped in sporting history. The city is also cemented in the annals of world athletics. At the 2009 World Athletics Championships, four-time Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Usain Bolt set the 100m and 200m world record time, while 2018 saw Laureus Exceptional Achievement of the Year recipient Eliud Kipchoge set the Marathon World Record at the Berlin Marathon. Berlin also hosted the 2015 UEFA Champions League Final, in which Laureus Ambassador Gerard Pique helped his Barcelona team win the club’s fifth European title.
The Laureus World Sports Awards are the premier honours on the international sporting calendar. The winners are chosen by the Laureus World Sports Academy, the ultimate sports jury, made up of 68 of the greatest living sportsmen and sportswomen. The Awards will be broadcast in more than 180 countries, on many of the world's leading broadcasters.
The 2020 Awards will be the second Laureus World Sports Awards take place in Berlin, following the 2016 ceremony which took place at Messe Berlin. Previously, the Awards have taken place in Monaco, Lisbon, Barcelona, Saint Petersburg, Abu Dhabi, London, Rio de Janeiro, Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai.
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