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have been outstanding during the previous year. The Laureus World Sports Awards were established in 1999 by Founding Patrons Daimler and Richemont and is supported by its Global Partners Mercedes-Benz, IWC Schaffhausen and Vodafone. The first gala was held on May 25, 2000 in Monte Carlo. Djokovic, Barcelona won at 2012 Laureus awards The dominant forces in tennis and football were honoured on Monday, with Novak Djokovic winning the top individual prize and Barcelona capturing the team trophy at the 2012 Laureus Sports Awards. The top-ranked Djokovic won sportsman of the year at the ceremony in London, one week after the Serbian triumphed at the Australian Open to become the fifth man in the Open Era to win three Grand Slam titles in a row. “I have to stay optimistic, believe in what I can do, believe in my abilities and believe that I can win on all surfaces,” Djokovic said. “I have proven on numerous occasions that I can really be one of the candidates to win every Grand Slam on every surface. I need to keep that up. Roland Garros is the one to win this year.” Barcelona was recognized as the best team after a stellar 2011 in which Pep Guardiola’s players won the Spanish league and Champions League. But Barcelona trails Real Madrid by seven points in the domestic title race and coach Pep Guardiola is yet to sign a new contract to keep him at the club beyond the end of the season. “It is not affecting the team,” Barca president Sandro Rosell said. “We are used to this way of renewing his contact. He likes to do it year by year. We 100 per cent respect what he think he wants. “The reason he is doing that is something easy to understand- he wants to be motivate himself and (ensure) the players are motivated. We think both are happening. We hope that in the coming weeks he will renew but one day it will not happen.” Kenyan distance runner Vivian Cheruiyot, who won the 5,000- meter and 10,000-meter titles at the world championships last year, took the sportswoman’s award. Darren Clarke was honoured with the comeback of the year award. The 43year-old Northern Irishman won his first golf major by capturing the British Open at Royal St. George’s last year. Compatriot Rory McIlroy won the breakthrough of the year award for the 22year-old’s eight-shot win at the U.S. Open at Congressional, becoming the second-youngest player to win a major since 1934.
1.000 metres gold medals at the World Championships in Daegu. who won both 5. Laureus said.” Ferguson said. Open win with another major this year. The winners were chosen by 47 sports stars who make up the Laureus sports academy. “Sir Bobby is fine. who won the 1966 World Cup with England and the European Cup two years later with United. but it was felt he should go back to Manchester he is very annoyed not to be here to receive this award. Team FC Barcelona .” McIlroy said.” Bobby Charlton was supposed to attend to receive the lifetime achievement award 54 years to the day after surviving the Munich air disaster that killed eight members of his Manchester United team. and hopefully try and get to No. But the 74-year-old Charlton. “I think 2012 is going to be a really exciting year. Double amputee Oscar Pistorius won the disability award. Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson accepted the award on Charlton’s behalf.S. Wimbledon and the US Open – and took away the tennis world No 1 ranking from Rafael Nadal.000 and 10.“It was a great year to win my first major and to get into the top three in the world rankings. Sportswoman Vivian Cheruiyot The Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award went to Kenya’s extraordinary distance runner Vivian Cheruiyot. 2012 Laureus awards Sportsman Novak Djokovic Serbia’s Novak Djokovic was acclaimed Laureus World Sportsman of the Year after his remarkable 2011 when he won three Grand Slam events – the Australian Open. South Korea. fell ill on Sunday and returned to Manchester on Monday for unspecified minor surgery. The South African 400-meter specialist won a silver medal in the relay at the able-bodied world championships last year in Daegu. I’d love to back up my U.
after becoming the first amputee to win a track medal in the non-disabled World Championships. the only other four-time winner. Disability Oscar Pistorius South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius. Action Kelly Slater American surfing giant Kelly Slater was named Laureus Action Sportsperson of the Year. Breakthrough Rory McIlroy Brilliant young star Rory McIlroy. Comeback Darren Clarke Darren Clarke received the Laureus Comeback Award after his Open Championship victory at Royal St. FC Barcelona won the Laureus World Team of the Year Award.George’s at his 20th attempt and at the age of 42. dubbed the ‘Blade Runner’ because he uses carbon fibre blades. his first Major Championship. was presented with the Laureus Disability Award. equalling the record of Roger Federer. 22. a silver in the 4 x 400 metres relay. was named winner of the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award after winning the US Open. It was his fourth Laureus Award. under coach Pep Guardiola.Winners of the Champions League and the Spanish League in the 2010/11 season. .
won the Laureus Sport for Good Award.Lifetime Achievement Bobby Charlton England football legend Bobby Charlton was awarded the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his remarkable career. now a campaigner for social justice. Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year and Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year Ye ar Sportsman Name Sport Tennis Tennis Athletics Athletics Tennis Tennis Tennis Sportswoman Name Vivian Cheruiyot Lindsey Vonn Serena Williams Yelena Isinbayeva Justine Henin Yelena Isinbayeva Janica Kostelić Sport Athletics Alpine Skiing Tennis Athletics Tennis Athletics Alpine Skiing 201 Novak Djokovic 2 201 Rafael Nadal 1 201 Usain Bolt 0 200 Usain Bolt 9 200 Roger Federer 8 200 Roger Federer 7 200 Roger Federer 6 . Sport for Good Raí Former Brazilian international footballer Raí.
200 Roger Federer 5 200 Michael 4 Schumacher Tennis Formula One Kelly Holmes Annika Sörenstam Serena Williams Jennifer Capriati Cathy Freeman Marion Jones Athletics Golf Tennis Tennis Athletics Athletics 200 Lance Armstrong Cycling 3 200 Michael 2 Schumacher 200 Tiger Woods 1 200 Tiger Woods 0 Team of the Year Formula One Golf Golf Laureus World Sports Award for Team of the Year Ye ar Team of the Year Name Sport Football Football Formula 1 Olympic s Rugby Football Formula 1 Football 201 FC Barcelona 2 201 Spain national football team 1 201 Brawn Formula One Team 0 200 China Olympic Team 9 200 South Africa national rugby 8 union team 200 Italy national football team 7 200 Renault Formula One Team 6 200 Greece national football team .
Basketball 2002: Juan Pablo Montoya .Swimming 2008: Lewis Hamilton .Tennis 2005: Liu Xiang .Golf . this award was called Newcomer of the Year Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough of the Year Rugby Football Cricket Football Football 2012: Rory McIlroy .5 200 England national rugby union 4 team 200 Brazil national football team 3 200 Australian men's cricket team 2 200 France national football team 1 200 Manchester United 0 Breakthrough of the Year Prior to 2007.Track and Field Athletics 2004: Michelle Wie .Golf 2003: Yao Ming .Tennis 2006: Rafael Nadal .Tennis 2000: Sergio García .Formula One 2001: Marat Safin .Golf 2011: Martin Kaymer .Formula One 2007: Amélie Mauresmo .Golf Comeback of the Year Laureus World Sports Award for Comeback of the Year 2012: Darren Clarke .Formula One 2009: Rebecca Adlington .Golf 2010: Jenson Button .
Athletics 2003: Michael Milton .Tennis 2006: Martina Hingis .Football 2002: Goran Ivanišević .Athletics 2011: Verena Bentele . this award was called Alternative Sportsperson of the Year Laureus World Sports Award for Action Sportsperson of the Year .Alpine Skiing 2003: Ronaldo .Tennis 2001: Jennifer Capriati .Swimming 2009: Daniel Dias . Cross-Country Skiing 2010: Natalie du Toit .Athletics 2004: Earle Connor .Boxing 2008: Paula Radcliffe .Skiing 2006: Ernst van Dyk .Cycling Sportsperson with a Disability of the Year Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability 2012: Oscar Pistorius . 2011: Valentino Rossi .Yachting 2000: Louise Sauvage .MotoGP 2010: Kim Clijsters .Alpine Skiing 2002: Esther Vergeer .Tennis 2005: Alessandro Zanardi .Athletics Action Sportsperson of the Year Prior to 2007.Tennis 2000: Lance Armstrong .Swimming 2008: Esther Vergeer .Wheelchair Tennis 2001: Vinny Lauwers .Wheelchair Tennis 2007: Martin Braxenthaler .Tennis 2009: Vitali Klitschko .Wheelchair Racing 2005: Chantal Petitclerc .Running 2007: Serena Williams .Biathlon.Motor Racing 2004: Hermann Maier .
Yachting 2004: Layne Beachley .World Anti-Doping Agency Chairman (retired) .Sailing 2000: Shaun Palmer .football 2010: Nawal El Moutawakel .Speed Climbing 2002: Bob Burnquist .track and field 2007: Franz Beckenbauer . 2012: Kelly Slater .Aviation 2005: Ellen MacArthur .Surfing 2010: Stephanie Gilmore .Surfing 2011: Kelly Slater .golf 2002: Sir Peter Blake .Skateboarding 2001: Mike Horn .football 2006: Johan Cruyff .Snowboarding/Skateboarding 2007: Kelly Slater .Surfing 2008: Shaun White .track and field 2009: No award 2008: Sergey Bubka .football 2011: Zinedine Zidane .Winter X Games Lifetime Achievement Award 2012: Bobby Charlton .Surfing 2009: Kelly Slater .mountaineering 2003: Gary Player .rowing 2000: Pelé – football Spirit of Sport Award 2011: European Ryder Cup Team .yachting 2001: Sir Steve Redgrave .Golf 2008: Dick Pound .football 2005: No award 2004: Arne Naess .Surfing 2006: Angelo d'Arrigo .Surfing 2003: Dean Potter .
football 2006: Valentino Rossi .athletics 2000: Eunice Kennedy Shriver Dream Dare Win www. 2007: FC Barcelona .motorcycling 2005: Boston Red Sox .yachting 2001: Kip Keino .com ****** .Founder of Beirut Marathon 2010: Dikembe Mutumbo .bodybuilding 2002: Sir Peter Blake .Charitable Work in the Democratic Republic of Congo 2009 No Award 2008: Brendan Tuohey and Sean Tuohey .baseball Sport for Good Award 2012: Raí .creator of Fight for Peace project in Rio de Janeiro 2006: Jürgen Griesbeck .jeywin.Campaigner for social justice 2011: May El-Khalil . Pakistan men's cricket team / Mathare Youth Sport Association (MYSA) 2003: Arnold Schwarzenegger (USA (originally Austrian)) .co-Founders of PeacePlayers International project 2007: Luke Dowdney .boxing trainer 2004: Indian men's cricket team.streetfootballworld 2005: Gerry Storey .
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