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Djokovic, Serena bag top honours Laureus World Sports Awards

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Venue: Berlin, Germany
Version: 16th
Host: Hollywood Star Bill Murray


  • Serbia, Novak Djokovic won “Sportsman of the year” Trophy for the third continuous victory
  • United States, Serena Williams also bagged the Women’s top honour “Sportswoman of the year” for the third time

Tennis player Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with his Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award during the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 in Berlin, Germany, April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

Other Winners:

  • Team of the Year 2016 – Rugbey Team, New Zealand
  • Comeback of the Year 2016 – Dan Carter, New Zealand Union Player
  • Breakthrough of the Year 2016-  Jordan Spieth, American Golf Star

About Laureus World Sports Awards:

  • Awarded for: Remarkable sportsperson from the world of sports and achievements in the year
  • Established: 1999
  • Founded by: Patrons Daimler and Richemont and with supports of global Partners Mercedes-Benz and IWC Schaffhausen.
  • First Function: 25th May 2000, in Monte Carlo

About Novak Djokovic:

  • Hails from Serbia who already won this award in 2012 and 2015 and was honoured after clinching three Grand Slams – Australian, Wimbledon and US Open 2015 and also finalist in the French Open

About Serena Williams:

  • She has won three Grand Slams and she did not attend the ceremony.


Indian men’s cricket team has won the Sports for Good Award in 2004.