Laureus World Sports Awards Current Affairs, GK & News
The Laureus World Sports Awards, 2021 was held in Seville. The awards are presented to honour individuals and teams who have achieved in sports throughout the year. It was established in 1999 by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. It is supported by Mitsubishi, Mercedes Benz. The first Laureus World Sports Awards was presented in ..
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2021
In 2020 Laureus Sports awards, the ‘World Sportsman of the year’ award was bagged jointly by British Formula one racer Lewis Hamilton and Football icon Lionel Messi. The Argentinean footballer Messi has become the first team-player to win the coveted award. Also, in the 20-year history of the global award, this is the first time ..
The Laureus World Sports Awards 2019 were presented on 18 February 2019 to honour the greatest sporting achievements of 2018 and celebrate the power of sport to change the world. Awardees of Laureus World Sports Awards 2019 Sportsman of the Year: Novak Djokovic, (Serbia) Tennis. Sportswoman of the Year: Simone Biles (USA) Gymnastics. Comeback of ..
Category: Awards, Persons & Places in News
Gymnast Simone Biles and tennis player Novak Djokovic won the top prizes at the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco. Djokovic won the Sportsman of the Year award after claiming victory at both the US Open and Wimbledon. While, Biles was named Sportswoman of the Year after winning four gold medals, one silver and ..
Yuwa, a Jharkhand-based NGO which works for girl empowerment, has won the prestigious 2019 Laureus Sport for Good Honour at Monaco. The NGO was founded in rural Jharkhand in 2009 by Americans Franz Gastler and Rose Thomson Gastler. They are using football to improve the lives of young girls from disadvantaged communities and from regions ..
Ace Indian female wrestler Vinesh Phogat from Haryana has become the first Indian athlete to receive a nomination in the prestigious Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award. Vinesh made a sensational comeback after battling a long injury lay-off to win a gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and Jakarta Asian Games. She ..