Nelson Mandela, who was to become Patron of Laureus, delivered the famous speech that has become the driving force for the Laureus movement, at the first ever Laureus World Sports Awards.
“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair.”
See all of the winners and nominees below.