•  2020 Laureus World Sports Awards to be held at Verti Music Hall on February 17
  • Landmark 20th anniversary Ceremony to celebrate a ‘Sport Unites Us’ theme
  •  For full list of Nominees in seven categories, click here
  •  Apply for media accreditation at

BERLIN, January 23, 2020 – In less than four weeks, the world’s greatest living sporting legends will unite in Berlin for the landmark 20th anniversary Laureus World Sports Awards.

Football World Cup winners Cafu, Alessandro Del Piero, Carles Puyol and Francesco Totti; Olympic legends Nadia Comaneci, Missy Franklin, Chris Hoy, Edwin Moses and Mark Spitz and Grand Slam tennis champions Boris Becker and Li Na will be present at the Awards Ceremony on February 17.

The 20th anniversary Laureus Awards will honour the greatest sporting triumphs of 2019, as well as celebrating two decades of the Laureus movement and the power of sport in transforming the lives of millions of young people around the world.

The Laureus Academy members and legends of sport so far confirmed to attend, are:

Football: Cafu, Alessandro Del Piero, Luis Figo, Ruud Gullit, Carles Puyol, Francesco Totti; Athletics: Michael Johnson, Tegla Loroupe, Edwin Moses, Nawal El Moutawakel, Daley Thompson; Rugby: Sean Fitzpatrick, Brian O’Driscoll, Morne du Plessis, Hugo Porta; Tennis: Boris Becker, Li Na; Cycling: Fabian Cancellara, Chris Hoy; Gymnastics: Nadia Comaneci, Alexey Nemov, Li Xiaopeng; Skateboarding: Tony Hawk; Swimming: Missy Franklin, Dawn Fraser, Mark Spitz; Motor Sport: Giacomo Agostini, Emerson Fittipaldi; Table Tennis: Deng Yaping; Paralympic Sport: Tanni Grey-Thompson; Winter Sport: Maria Höfl-Riesch, Franz Klammer, Katarina Witt; Cricket: Steve Waugh; Adventure: Mike Horn; Windsurfing: Robby Naish

Media who wish to attend the Laureus World Sports Awards should apply as soon as possible for accreditation at In addition to reporting on the Awards Ceremony, media attending will have the opportunity to interview Laureus Academy Members and other sportsmen and women present in Berlin.

It was at the inaugural Laureus World Sports Awards in 2000 that Laureus Patron, Nelson Mandela, spoke the words which sparked the creation of the worldwide Sport for Good movement. 20 years on, these words still guide Laureus today – ‘Sport has the power to change the world; to unite people in a way little else does’. From sports stars to sports fans and the young people in Laureus Sport for Good programmes around the world: Sport Unites Us.

Laureus has selected Ferrari Trento, sparkling wine producer from the Dolomites in the North of Italy, as an Official Supplier for the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards. For more information on the Nominees and to stay updated in the build-up to the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards, visit and follow #Laureus20 on social platforms.


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