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20th edition of Laureus world sports awards 2020 held in Berlin, Germany:Sachin Tendulkar won sporting moment of the year 2000-2020

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On February 17, 2020, 20th edition of Laureus World Sports Awards for the year 2020 was held in Berlin, Germany.It was the 2nd Laureus World Sports Awards to take place in Berlin, following the 2016 ceremony which took place at the Messe Berlin.It was organized by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.Laureus World Sports Awards is known as ‘Oscars of Sport’.
The event was hosted by Actor Hugh Grant.Highlights:

i.Former Indian International Cricketer Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar’s 2011 World Cup-winning moment was voted the Laureus Sporting Moment of 2000-2020.This moment of Sachin has been titled as ‘Carried on the Shoulders of a Nation’.With this win, he became the first Indian sportsperson to win a Laureus World Sports Award.
(India won the World Cup by defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in 2011 under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni).

ii.Argentine star footballer Lionel Messi and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton were jointly voted Sportsman of the Year 2020.

iii.South African rugby legend Bryan Habana has been inducted as the 69th Member of Laureus World Sports Academy.A tribute was paid to American basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who recently died in a helicopter crash.

Here’s the full list of winners:


S.NoAward NameWon by
1Laureus World Sportsman of the YearFormula One driver Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton (United Kingdom)

& Footballer Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini (Argentina)

2Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Simone Arianne Biles (American Gymnast)
3Laureus World Team of the YearSouth Africa Men’s Rugby Team
4Laureus World Breakthrough of the YearEgan Arley Bernal Gómez  (Colombian cyclist)
5Laureus World Comeback of the YearSophia Flörsch (German racing driver)
6Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a DisabilityOksana Masters (Ukrainian-American Paralympic rower and cross-country skier)
7Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the YearChloe Kim (American snowboarder)
8Laureus Best Sporting MomentCarried on the shoulders of a nation – Sachin Tendulkar
9Laureus Lifetime Achievement AwardDirk Nowitzki (German basketball player)
10Laureus Academy Exceptional Achievement AwardSpanish Basketball Federation
11Laureus Sport for Good AwardSouth Bronx United


About Laureus World Sports Awards:
First held
– 2000
It is the annual event honours the greatest and most inspirational sporting triumphs of the year and showcases the work of Laureus Sport for Good.
The Laureus World Sports Academy (a unique group of sporting legends) votes for the winners in each shortlisted category.