Talk:Laureus World Sports Awards

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I think that excluding the winners from the main article is silly, and I'm moving them in. Wincoote 19:50, 10 Mar 2005 (UTC)

dean potter[edit]

is "2003: Dean Potter (United States) - speed climbing" correct? shouldnt it be freeclimbing? -- 20:21, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

General updates[edit]

Added a fair amount of content and corrected a few bits - been working on the official website for the last couple of months, should my credentials need confirmation! --Rillaith 10:34, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Inconsistent sport names[edit]

Yelena Isinbayeva, who does pole vault, is listed as track and field, while Sergey Bubka is listed as pole vault. They should both be list under the same sport name for consistency. I'm changing Bubka to track and field since there are other athletes under track and field. --Scuac (talk) 00:45, 19 February 2008 (UTC)


The article states that the awards were founded by Daimler, among others, in 1999. This links to a disambiguation page. I considered correcting this to Daimler AG, but then I saw that this was the name used after the demerger in 2007. So should the founding patron be DaimlerChrysler AG, which was the company formed by the merger of Daimler-Benz and Chrysler in 1998? Coyets (talk) 10:35, 17 April 2009 (UTC)


Athletes receive awards for achievements in the previous year. For example, Usain Bolt won the 2009 award Sportsman of the Year for success in 2008. We're supposed to write that Bolt was Sportsman of the Year for 2008 and 2009. And all the other years, we should reduce by one. --Aca Srbin (talk) 18:59, 9 January 2011 (CET)

OK i get it, so Novak Djokovic will be prized in year 2012 for this year achievements. -- (talk) 19:41, 16 May 2011 (UTC)
Whilst I agree that your statement is factually correct (the 2011 Sportsman of the Year is awarded in 2011 based on performance in 2010), in all news articles, press releases, and anything else written/spoken (whether by Laureus or 3rd parties such as newspapers), it's always "The 2011 Sportsman of the Year is ..." or "The Sportsman of the Year 2011 is..." - i.e. the award name contains the award year, and the person is the current awardee during the awarding year. Therefore I would oppose the suggestion that all years are reduced by one in the article. (Disclosure: I used to work for the web agency who managed their web presence and have attended the Awards every year from 2007-2011 in a support role. I no longer have any involvement with Laureus, jsut an insider's knowledge.) Rillaith (talk) 17:37, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

World Sports Awards of the Century[edit]

Where is an article about the "World Sports Awards of the Century" from 1999 in Vienna, Austria? With Pele, Muhammad Ali, etc etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:04, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

Rescinded awards[edit]

We need some uniformity in how the four rescinded awards are shown. These are Armstrong (Sportsman 2003) and (Comeback 2000), Connor (Disabled 2004) and Jones (Sportswoman 2000) "Rescinded" is the term that is used and if you click on the winner on the Laureus page you get "Award rescinded after the sporting successes on which the Laureus World Sports Academy voted have been revoked by the relevant sport governing body."

How about a standard of striking through the winner's name and the one foot note for all cases with Laureus's preferred phrasing. We can choose whether "Rescinded" appears next to the name too.--Peter cohen (talk) 01:40, 8 July 2013 (UTC)


What do the astericks in academy members mean?Perfectamundo (talk) 15:54, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

World Sports Awards of the Century 1999 in Vienna[edit]

The World Sports Awards of the Century in Vienna were the award first was presented, afterwards the Laureus World Sports Awards came. So why there is no mention about it? Muhammed Ali, Pele, Mark Spitz, Michael Jordan just all the best sport guys of the century were in Vienna to receive this award. The nomination list is the who the who of sports. this should get an article here.

Here is the list with all the nominations and the winner are bold. Almost everyone came to Vienna for the show. here is a clip:

World Sports Awards of the Century

Results by the Nomination Jury

Water sports/Men Water sports/Women Matt BIONDI USA Franziska van ALMSICK Germany Paul ELVSTRÖM Denmark Kristina EGERSZEGI Hungary Gert FREDRIKSSON Sweden Janet EVANS USA Pertti KARPPINEN Finland Dawn FRASER Australia Greg LOUGANIS USA Birgit SCHMIDT-FISCHER Germany Steven REDGRAVE Great Britain Don SCHOLLANDER USA Mark SPITZ USA

Winter sports/Men Winter sports/Women Björn DAEHLI Norway Bonnie BLAIR USA Wayne GRETZKY Canada Deborah COMPAGNONI Italy Eric HEIDEN USA Larissa LAZUTINA Russia Jean-Claude KILLY France Annemarie MOSER-PRÖLL Austria Matti NYKÄNEN Finland Gunda NIEMANN Germany Toni SAILER Austria Irina RODNINA Russia Ingemar STENMARK Sweden Vreni SCHNEIDER Switzerland Alberto TOMBA Italy Katharina WITT Germany

Athletics/Men Athletics/Women Roger BANNISTER Great Britain Evelyn ASHFORD USA Bob BEAMON USA Fanny BLANKERS Netherlands Sergej BUBKA Ukraine Vera CASLAVSKA Czech Rep. Dick FOSBURY USA Nadia COMANECI Romania Haile GEBRSELASSIE Ethiopia Betty CUTHBERT Australia Miguel INDURAIN Spain Jackie JOYNER-KERSEE USA Carl LEWIS USA Larissa LATYNINA Russia Eddy MERCKX Belgium Jeannie LONGO France Al OERTER USA Emil ZATOPEK Czech Rep. Ball sports/Women Chris EVERT USA Ball sports/Men Steffi GRAF Germany Serge BLANCO France Billie Jean KING USA Björn BORG Sweden Heather McKAY Australia Sir Donald BRADMAN Australia Martina NAVRATILOVA USA Wilt CHAMBERLAIN USA Margaret SMITH-COURT Australia Michael JORDAN USA Rodney LAVER Australia Soccer John McENROE USA Franz BECKENBAUER Germany Joe MONTANA USA George BEST Northern Ireland Jack NICKLAUS USA Bobby CHARLTON Great Britain Sadaharu OH Japan Johan CRUYFF Netherlands Diego MARADONA Argentinia Stanley MATTHEWS Great Britain Motor sports Michel PLATINI France Giacomo AGOSTINI Italy Ferenc PUSKAS Hungary Michael DOOHAN Australia PELÈ Brazil A.J. FOYT USA Alfredo di STEFANO Spain Niki LAUDA Austria Dino ZOFF Italy Michelle MOUTON France Alain PROST France Michael SCHUMACHER Germany Jackie STEWART Scotland

Martial arts Muhammad ALI USA Antonius GEESINK Netherlands Sugar Ray LEONARD USA Lazlo PAPP Hungary Max SCHMELING Germany Teofilo STEVENSON Cuba Yasuhiro YAMASHITA Japan Kohki TAIHO Japan — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:21, 14 January 2016 (UTC)