Laureus World Sports Awards 2015 in Shanghai is supposed to be one of the greatest events to be held in the world-sports history. Incidentally it is being hosted by Mr. Benedict-Cumberbatch, a British-Actor and a film-producer. This is the second time that he is hosting this event. The first time was in 2014. The award-ceremony was initiated in the year 2000.
The happiest news for the Indian sports fans is that master-blaster Sachin-tendulkar has been added into the laurels-Sports Academy.
- Yao Ming – Retired Chinese professional basketball player.
- Tegla Loroupe – Kenyan long-distance runner.
- Li Xiaopeng – Chinese gymnast.
- Yang Yang – Former Chinese short track speed skater Yang Yang.
Winners of the Year 2015 are:
- Sportsman of the year – NOVAK DJOKOVIC
- SportsWoman of the year – GENZEBE DIBABA
- Team of the year – GERMANY MEN’S FOOTBALL TEAM
- Come-back of the year – SCHALK BURGER
- Break-through of the year – DANIEL RICCIARDO
- Action-sports-person of the year – ALAN EUSTACE
- Sportsperson of the year with a disablity – TATYANA MCFADDEN
- Sport for good Award – SKATEISTAN
- Demy Exceptioanal Achievement – LI NA
- Spirit of Sport – YAO MING
In the year 2014, the 1st category was won by Sebastive-Vettel. The second category was won by Missy-Franklin. The best-team award went to Bayern-Munich. Rafael-Nadal won the fourth-category. MARC MÁRQUEZ won the 5th category. Jamie Bestwick won the 6th-category and Marie-Bochet took the honors in the 7th-category.
For the year 2015, the main nominees are
Category-1:- Cristiano Ronaldo, Lewis Hamilton, Rory McIlory, Novak Djokovic and others
Category-2:- Serena-Williams, Tina-Maze, Marit-Bjørgen and others
Category-3:- German Foot-Ball team, real-Madrid, Swiss-Davis-Cup team and others
Category-4:- Schalk-Burger, Francesco Acerbi and others
Category-5:- Mario Götze from Germany, James Rodriguez from Columbia, and others
Category-6:- Stephanie Gilmore from Australia, Gabriel Medina from Brazil and others
Category-7:- Tatyana McFadden, the famous Wheel-chair racer, Roman Petushkov and others