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Laureus Sport for Good Foundation

10 OUR IMPACT

 aureus project staff witness the L powerful social impact that sport creates for young people every day

14 FOUNDING PATRONS

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Map highlighting Laureus-supported projects

80 ACADEMY MEMBERS

 he Laureus Academy is a unique T association of 46 of the greatest living sportsmen and women

16 GLOBAL PARTNERS

99 NATIONAL FOUNDATION DIRECTORY

18 LAUREUS PROJECTS

100 LAUREUS AMBASSADORS

 n overview of a selection of A Laureus-supported projects

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Africa Latin America & The Caribbean North America Asia Australia Europe

102 LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS WINNERS

 ll the Laureus World Sports A Awards winners from 2000 – 2013

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CHILDREN FROM THE LAUREUS-SUPPORTED PROJECT SEENIGAMA SPORT FOR LIFE, SRI LANKA

OVERVIEW Sport has the capacity to enchant and delight millions of people around the world, but it also has the raw power to do much, much more. The Laureus Family was created by people who believe passionately that sport can transform lives, bring people together and change society for the better. At the very first Laureus World Sports Awards Ceremony in Monaco in 2000, President Nelson Mandela, the Patron of Laureus, made the visionary speech which has become the philosophy of Laureus and the driving force which has shaped its work.

Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. Sport can awaken hope where there was previously only despair NELSON MANDELA, PATRON, LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS, MONACO 2000

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The Awards also contribute significantly to the work of the Laureus Foundation around the world. With coverage of the Awards Ceremony being broadcast in more than 100 countries, the event has always acted as a global showcase. Thanks to the support from sponsors and host cities, proceeds from the Laureus World Sports Awards now directly benefit and underpin the activities of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Laureus harnesses the power of sport to bring people together as a force for good. Whether at the Awards Ceremony or in cities and villages around the world, many benefit from the philanthropic work and expertise of the Foundation. The mechanism of how Laureus operates is perfectly demonstrated by the Street League programme in the UK. LAUREUS ACADEMY MEMBER NAWAL EL MOUTAWAKEL & BOBBY CHARLTON PRESENT ZINEDINE ZIDANE WITH THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

To achieve these mighty goals set by its Patron, Laureus needed to be much more than a spectacular red carpet event. It had to be a year-round charity dedicated to effecting social change through sport. Thus was born the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Its work focuses on using sport to help young people overcome challenging social issues including poverty, homelessness, war, violence, drug abuse, discrimination and AIDS. If President Mandela supplied the philosophy, it is the Laureus World Sports Academy which has provided the energy and burning determination to turn this altruistic dream into reality.

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The Laureus Academy is a unique association of the greatest living sportsmen and women, under the chairmanship of double Olympic gold medal winner Edwin Moses. They share a belief in the power of sport to break down barriers and to improve the lives of young people around the world. The Academy volunteer their services as global ambassadors for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. They also cast their votes to select the winners of the Laureus Awards, which honour the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen in the world each year. Multiple winners like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Michael Schumacher, Kelly Slater, Esther Vergeer and Serena Williams have attended the Awards which have grown in stature and popularity over the last decade.

Of 864 young people taking part in the Street League UK programme between April 2012 and March 2013, 81% went into employment, education or training, with 391 making the transition into employment

The project uses football to engage marginalised young people with a broad-based programme that connects participants with training, education and employment opportunities. All participants take part in a structured football and education programme, combining two hours in the classroom with two hours on the pitch each day. Of 864 young people taking part in the programme over a one-year period, 81% went into employment, education or training, with 391 making the transition into employment, 211 going into education, and 101 completing accredited training courses. The Foundation touches the lives of children in 34 countries, from high crime areas in the UK and Europe to the slums of Mumbai, the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and the minefields of Cambodia.

It is based on the inspiring idea that sport has a role to play in improving the lives of youth facing challenging social problems all over the world, whether it is providing a teenager standing on a street corner holding a gun a different option, or giving a young person in a Nairobi slum a pathway into education and out of poverty. This is the ongoing achievement and mission of Laureus. With the encouragement of its Founding Patrons, Richemont and Daimler, and its Global Partners, Mercedes-Benz and IWC Schaffhausen, the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation now supports a diverse range of sports-based community projects which have changed the lives of young people for the better around the world. In recent years the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation has become a leading source of knowledge and expertise in the use of sport as a social tool. In addition to funding grassroots sports projects worldwide, Laureus provides training in sport for good, access to a global knowledge network (where grassroots sports projects from around the world exchange innovation and know-how), and access to a package of support called Infocus, which enables projects to effectively measure how exactly lives are being changed through sport (more information can be accessed here: www.impactinfocus.com).This reservoir of knowledge and expertise will prove an invaluable aid to the future growth of the Foundation.

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LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS ACADEMY MEMBERS IAN BOTHAM AND KAPIL DEV WITH CHILDREN FROM THE SLUMS OF DHARAVI, AT THE LAUREUS- SUPPORTED MAGIC BUS PROJECT

Laureus is also building a reputation for being at the forefront of the expansion of the Sport for Good movement globally. In 2011 and 2012 it produced two watershed reports (Teenage Kicks and Sport Scores), which for the first time costed out the value community sports projects could actually deliver for society. The research showed that on average projects can create around five times the value of every dollar, euro or pound invested through reduced criminality, youth unemployment and school exclusions. Members of the Laureus World Sports Academy and the growing numbers of Laureus Ambassadors are at work year-round supporting the Foundation’s operations across the globe. They can help to publicise the impact that sport is having on disadvantaged and at-risk children, ensuring that their inspiring stories are heard. It is also important to put names and faces to the project leaders and volunteers who are beacons of hope to the children and who are heroes in their own right.

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As ever, the beneficiaries from all this hard work are the thousands of children around the world whose lives have been improved. Laureus looks forward with confidence to doing even more in the future. Chairman Edwin Moses says: “Everyone at Laureus shares a common belief that sport is a universal language, which has the power to speak to people across the globe, whatever their colour or creed.” While Academy Member Nawal El Moutawakel, a powerful voice in the International Olympic Movement, adds:

We may not be able to change the world overnight, but we are here for the long run and we can make a difference one playing field at a time LAUREUS ACADEMY MEMBER NAWAL EL MOUTAWAKEL

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Laureus funding has helped to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people on every continent.

OUR IMPACT Since its inception, Laureus funding has already benefited over one-and-ahalf million marginalised young people in more than 30 countries. Laureus project staff witness the powerful social impact that sport creates for these youths every day. They see young people coming off drugs, quitting gangs, entering education, finding jobs, gaining confidence, getting fit, making friends and stepping up to become positive role models in their communities. Taken as a whole, this impact creates huge value, not just for the individuals affected, but for society at large. Recent Laureus research has shown that across six sports-based crime prevention programmes in the UK, Italy and Germany, an average value of five euros was created for every one euro invested. This was due to cost savings associated with reduced crime, unemployment and school exclusions and associated

benefits relating to health improvements and wage increases. Laureus Academy Member Tanni Grey-Thompson explains: “I have always believed that sport can be a valuable social weapon. Now this report has produced evidence which proves that sport in certain circumstances can also be a more cost-effective solution than traditional social means. In these difficult economic times, this is a really significant finding.� Laureus is committed to deepening the evidence base for the true transformational power of sport. To this end we have joined forces with two collaborators (Streetfootballworld and Acumen) to create a new impact measurement system called Infocus that combines software with tools and training in social impact measurement, helping shine a light on how sport is impacting marginalised communities all over the world. PARTICIPANTS FROM THE LAUREUS-SUPPORTED GIRLS KICKING PROJECT IN GERMANY

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STRENGTHENING THE GLOBAL NETWORK OF LAUREUS-FUNDED PROGRAMMES

LAUREUS SPORT FOR GOOD KNOWLEDGE CENTRE

Laureus supports a network of more than 140 ground-breaking sportsbased community programmes in all six continents. In addition to financial support, organisations supported by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation get the opportunity to access:

CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH SPORT

Based in London, delivered in partnership with the Active Communities Network – this features the UK’s first accredited qualification in the use of sport as a tool to tackle crime

PEACE BUILDING THROUGH SPORT

Headquartered in Washington, delivered in partnership with Peace Players International – this programme is based on a world-renowned conflict resolution model developed over several decades

SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY

Based in Nairobi, delivered in partnership with the Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) – this includes a training programme based on over 20 years’ experience in the use of sport to deliver remarkable social transformation within the Mathare slum of Nairobi

LIFE SKILLS THROUGH SPORT

Based in Mumbai, delivered in partnership with Magic Bus – this programme includes a ground-breaking sports-based life skills curriculum that is being rolled out across India

SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION THROUGH BOXING AND MARTIAL ARTS

Based in Rio de Janeiro, delivered in partnership with Fight For Peace – this programme features cutting-edge training in the use of boxing and martial arts to combat crime and violence, based on over ten years of practice and experimentation in some of the toughest areas of Rio and London

Strategic support Cutting-edge training in how to use sport as a social and educational tool A package of support to help measure and communicate their social impact Networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities with a global network of Laureus-supported organisations that extend the barriers of what sport can achieve for young people

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Laureus will continue to support innovative work that creates genuine social transformation through sport. It will fund robust research that shines a spotlight on the value this impact creates for communities and society at large.

Over the last few years Laureus has helped create numerous virtual ‘knowledge centres’ around the world. These spread expertise and good practice in the use of sport as a social tool.

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The results will include an ongoing snowball of sports-based social change, a strong and growing global network of Laureus-supported projects and a deepening pool of robust evidence to underpin the claim that sport does indeed have the power to change the world.

LAUREUS ACADEMY MEMBER TONY HAWK VISITS FIGHT FOR PEACE PROJECT, UNITED KINGDOM

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FOUNDING PATRONS As Founding Patron of Laureus, it is an honour for Richemont to be associated with so many legendary sportsmen and sportswomen who work tirelessly to help disadvantaged young people around the world. It is heart-warming to see that from modest beginnings at the turn of the century, Laureus has developed into a major player in the sport for development world, active on every continent and with a respected and growing voice.

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Richemont, one of the world’s leading luxury goods groups, believes that business in today’s world should operate in a responsible and caring manner. Laureus has immense potential to do good, and Richemont looks forward to helping the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation to grow and flourish in the years ahead for the betterment of young people around the world. This guide gives a snapshot of Laureus today, showing the progress that has been made, and a flavour of our hopes for an even more potent future.

Daimler represented by Mercedes-Benz Cars is one of the Founding Patrons of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. The group can look back on a tradition that stretches back more than 125 years and is marked by pioneering automotive achievements. We believe ‘inspiration’ and ‘spirit’ are the qualities which drive us on to achieve our goals both as a business and as an organisation which respects human rights and looks to improve the lives of those less fortunate around the world.

That is why we founded together with Richemont in 2000 the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. This commitment has developed into an important example of what we mean by corporate social responsibility. We have provided long-term financial support to Laureus to help disadvantaged young people in more than 30 countries using sport as a tool for social change.

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GLOBAL PARTNERS Mercedes-Benz, the world’s oldest automaker, can look back on a unique tradition. It is the most valuable automotive premium brand and stands for quality, safety, comfort, fascinating design and sustainable mobility. Mercedes-Benz enjoys an excellent reputation, particularly in the area of safety technology. Many pioneering technical innovations that are standard automotive features today were first seen in a Mercedes-Benz car. The Mercedes-Benz engineers will in future consistently reinvent the automobile – with the same enthusiasm and innovation like Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz in 1886. Mercedes-Benz is a Global Partner of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Since the beginning of the Foundation’s operations in 2000, Mercedes-Benz has shared and supported the goals and values of this worldwide charity programme where sports play the core role in the fight against social issues – Laureus has become a vital element of the corporate social responsibility programme of Mercedes-Benz.

With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing watches of lasting value since 1868. The company has gained an international reputation based on a passion for innovative solutions and technical ingenuity. One of the world’s leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC crafts masterpieces of Haute Horlogerie at its finest, combining supreme precision with exclusive design. IWC Schaffhausen became a Global Partner of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation in 2005 because the two organisations share a belief and a commitment: a belief that those blessed with good fortune have an obligation to help others less fortunate; and a commitment to setting up sustainable programmes that deliver long-term assistance. Every year, in keeping with a revered tradition, IWC Schaffhausen selects a model from its collection as a means of supporting the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.

LAUREUS ACADEMY MEMBER BOBBY CHARLTON AT THE LAUREUS-SUPPORTED PROJECT MATHARE YOUTH SPORTS ASSOCIATION, KENYA

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The first-ever Laureus project was in Nairobi – now our projects stretch from Mali in the west to Cape Town in the south.

AFRICA COACHING FOR HOPE BAMAKO, MALI

Mali ranks as the fifth least-developed country in the world, with the lowest levels of adult literacy on the planet. The project trains local coaches and youth workers to deliver education in HIV/AIDS to vulnerable young people, using football as the means to pass on key messages.

Young people involved in the project take part in a minimum of eight educational sessions that use football games to generate debates around key concepts such as: healthy living, respecting one’s peers, self belief, ‘playing safe’ and avoiding risks.

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BUFFALO CITY SOCCER SCHOOL

COMMUNITY BASED AIDS PROGRAMME

EAST LONDON, SOUTH AFRICA

KAMPALA, UGANDA

In the East London areas of Buffalo Flats and Duncan Village, drug and alcohol abuse has become a way of life. The Buffalo City Soccer School is committed to countering these ills and works with young people to provide a healthy alternative through football.

Nakulabye, near Kampala, is the home of the Community Based AIDS Programme (COBAP) which provides healthcare, rehabilitation and shelter for people who have been affected by HIV/ AIDS. Some years ago COBAP realised that sport could be an effective way to communicate with the population about the dangers of the disease and created the Nakulabye Youth Intervention Programme.

Sport is used as a hook for youngsters to attend life skill sessions to develop a good understanding of the negative impact of alcohol and drug abuse; as well as HIV/AIDS awareness. The project is funded through sponsorship from local businesses and Laureus.

Football and netball sessions were set up and, by introducing healthcare workshops into half-time, the project workers found that they had a captive audience to whom they could communicate their life-saving message.

FIGHT WITH INSIGHT JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

A boxing project for young offenders which aims to use their aggression as the means to help them make alternative and positive decisions about their future. There are rules in boxing that parallel those in life: respect for others, abiding by the referee’s decisions, accepting the judge’s verdict and, when the fight is over, the need to move on. The young people take part in boxing classes at The Box Office, a gym in Johannesburg’s Southern Suburbs Recreation Centre, run by renowned promoter Anton Gilmore.

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DEVELOPMENT OF SPORTS AND RIGHTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

GRASSROOT SOCCER

GREAT COMMISSION UNITED

SOUTH AFRICA, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

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Grassroot Soccer’s mission is to use the power of football in the fight against AIDS by providing young people with the knowledge, skills and support to live healthier lives. Grassroot Soccer trains African soccer stars, coaches, teachers and peer educators in the world’s most HIV-affected countries to deliver an interactive HIV prevention and life skills programme.

Founded by former gang leader Mario van Niekerk, this football-based project in the informal settlement of Cape Flats aims to keep young people away from gangs and crime and plugged into positive influences and aspirations.

It is estimated that there are over 300,000 people with disabilities in Rwanda. Many thousands are amputees having suffered from years of war. The project gives young people with disabilities the opportunity to access sport and recreational activities, while raising awareness of the rights of people with disabilities. Where possible, the activities are also open to their peers without disabilities to try to bridge the gap between the two groups. The project is run by the National Paralympic Committee of Rwanda.

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Laureus is the founding member of Grassroot Soccer’s African Leadership Programme, the goals of which are to build successful African leaders and strengthen the effectiveness of the fight against HIV/AIDS.

It is not uncommon for project leaders to intervene in gang fights and vandalism caused by unruly youngsters who are then recruited to attend the project. As participants get older, they are given the chance to become coaches and referees, as well as leaders and role models in their own right.

GRUPO DESPORTIVO DE MANICA MANICA, MOZAMBIQUE

A social club in the border region of Mozambique that provides sports activities and a home for deprived youngsters. Up to 15% of the participants are either one-or twoparent orphans and around 40% come from dysfunctional homes. In the absence of secure families, the sport team becomes the real ‘home’ for the youngsters. The team members eat together, play together and live together. In most cases it is this desire for family that motivates community members and especially children to become involved.

INDIGO YOUTH MOVEMENT

JOHANNESBURG CUBS

DURBAN & CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

The rural Zulu communities in South Africa are extremely susceptible to poverty, lack of education and disease. The Indigo Youth Movement is the brainchild of Dallas Oberholzer, whose exposure to international skating competitions inspired him to create opportunities for young people to learn about skateboarding.

In the aftermath of Apartheid, sport has proved a formidable tool in uniting South Africa. Johannesburg Cubs was set up to bring together children of different races, cultures, classes and beliefs. The vision of the programme is to create an environment free from any form of discrimination.

Established in the heart of Isithumba, a rural Zulu village on the outskirts of Durban, the project has introduced young people to skateboarding and created an opportunity to enhance tourism and entrepreneurialism as well as increasing the youngsters’ life-skills and self-confidence.

Disadvantaged, mostly black participants are chosen from the 2,500 school children actively involved in Gauteng Cricket Board development areas. Privileged, mostly white participants are recruited via parents and are assisted with integration and social awareness by project leaders.

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LITTLE CHAMPS

LUNGISANI INDLELA

KICK4LIFE

SOUTH AFRICA

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

LESOTHO

The Little Champs Academy is a project that operates across South Africa to teach children from a young age basic sporting skills and, at the same time, improve their learning skills. These children often start their schooling with poorly developed motor skills – the small muscle movements that occur in handeye coordination – which can impact on academic performance and participation in sports programmes.

Amaoti is the biggest informal settlement in KwaZulu Natal. 70% of Durban’s street children come from here. The Back-to-School programme aims to keep children at school as there is a very high drop-out rate. The project provides opportunities for the youngsters to play football and netball in holiday clubs. It also trains youth workers, who offer home visits and go to local schools on a daily basis to support and counsel the children.

Kick4Life aims to address the HIV crisis in Lesotho which has a prevalence of 23%. The disease has had a devastating impact on the nation. The Test Your Team programme consists of a series of one-day football tournaments where voluntary HIV education and HIV testing is provided on-site.

For the youngsters involved in the project, learning physical skills will also improve life skills. Since 2000, more than 5,000 children have benefited.

The Lungisani project believes that sport can be instrumental in getting life’s changing messages across.

The campaign targets 12- to 19-year olds and teams are made up of an equal number of boys and girls. Test Your Team aims to break down stigma and encourage voluntary testing in an environment of positive peer pressure.

FOOTBALL LEGEND DAVID BECKHAM WITH CHILDREN FROM THE LAUREUS-SUPPORTED PROJECT KICK4LIFE, LESOTHO

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MAKOMBA-NDLELA YOUTH MOVEMENT

INTERNATIONAL INSPIRATION

MATHARE YOUTH SPORTS ASSOCIATION (MYSA)

LIMPOPO, SOUTH AFRICA

TANZANIA

NAIROBI, KENYA

The project’s motto is ‘Your victory is our victory’ which is meant as a symbol of hope for the young people to keep on fighting problems such as sexually transmitted infections, teenage pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, crime and substance abuse. Laureus supports the sports element of the project which brings people together to participate in football, netball, volleyball and basketball.

Tanzania’s social problems include a tragically high death rate due to the prevalence of HIV/AIDS and malaria, and worrying drop-out rates in schools. Many children spend as little as five years in the classroom. The project is part of International Inspiration, London 2012’s international sports legacy programme.

Mathare is one of the largest and poorest slums in Africa. MYSA pioneers the use of football as a tool for change. At the heart of MYSA are football leagues with thousands of boys and girls participating. This self-help project uses innovative methods such as a slum clean-up programme in which teams clear the rubbish and ditches around their homes every weekend.

Tournaments and leagues are organised either at schools or in the community. Teamwork and nurturing talent are factors that offer young people a way to achieve their potential.

The programme is improving education and vocational skills by supporting the implementation of a standard curriculum, providing learning materials and increasing the number of qualified teachers. Another priority is increasing female participation in sport and also providing such access to young people with disabilities. The project also works towards combating HIV/AIDS and malaria through raising educational awareness.

For every completed clean-up project a team earns extra points in the league standings. MYSA has twice been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

LAUREUS ACADEMY MEMBER MICHAEL JOHNSON AT THE LAUREUS-SUPPORTED PROJECT MATHARE YOUTH SPORTS ASSOCIATION, KENYA

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POLOAFRICA

HOUT BAY CYCLING CLUB

MOVING THE GOALPOSTS

MALUTI MOUNTAINS, SOUTH AFRICA

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

KILIFI, KENYA

Uitgedacht is a working farm in the foothills of the spectacular Maluti Mountains in the Eastern Free State. The farm has 45 playing ponies and a small breeding herd and is the home of Poloafrica, which provides polo coaching to young people from the surrounding communities.

The Hout Bay Cycling Club was founded in 2009 by a group of concerned veteran cyclists who wanted to provide Hout Bay youngsters with an opportunity to experience the world of cycling, whilst also offering a healthy alternative to the negative influences often found within their communities.

The project works closely with the Valley Education Fund, run by a Franshoek Farm, which provides the educational support. The children receive coaching and play polo as long as they do well at school and continue to demonstrate discipline and enthusiasm.

By participating in the cycling programme the riders learn important life skills such as teamwork, discipline, dedication and determination. In addition, the boys receive counselling in respect of career and life choices and partake in discussions relating to work experience opportunities.

More than two-thirds of the population in Kilifi are classified as poor, with the domestic burden falling heavily on young women. Teenage girls face an adolescence with limited opportunities. The project is run by girls, for girls, and has over 3,000 participants. Football acts as the mobilising force, building a team spirit in this marginalised group. The project provides opportunities for the girls, aged 10 to 25, to learn skills through playing and organising football and taking on leadership roles as coaches, referees and committee members.

PARTICIPANTS FROM THE LAUREUS-SUPPORTED PROJECT MOVING THE GOALPOSTS, KILIFI, KENYA

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SOWETO SCHOOLS RUGBY PROGRAMME JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

Lack of education is a fundamental problem in Soweto, an informal settlement near Johannesburg. The Soweto Schools Rugby Project addresses the standards of education provided by schools in the area through a structured intervention programme called Play to Learn, which teaches young people various school subjects while they are having fun playing rugby. In addition to this, the sport of rugby, through its values of teamwork, individual responsibility and respect for the rules, teaches lessons that can be applied to life in general.

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SPORT FOR ALL

RIGHT TO DREAM

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

GHANA

One of the most significant social challenges facing South Africa today is the emergence of an orphan generation, a tragic consequence of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Operating daily from an after-school centre, the project provides holistic care to the orphaned generation in the township Katlehong.

Right to Dream is one of the most successful Sport for Development (SfD) organisations in West Africa. The Right to Dream Academy in Ghana focuses on working with talented, underprivileged children and provides world class opportunities that combine sport, education and personal and leadership development, all of which nurture talented individuals into role models, who are capable of leading positive and sustainable change in the future.

Sport for All is responsible for running the sports coaching sessions which give the children the opportunity to express their gifts and talents beyond the need to just survive. Courses including soccer, netball, tennis and volleyball.

The Right to Dream Academy (Ghana) serves the training and development needs of SfD projects throughout West Africa. The academy represents a base from which tailored training can be delivered to SfD organisations in the region using their extensive knowledge and expertise.

PARTICIPANTS FROM THE LAUREUS-SUPPORTED PROJECT RIGHT TO DREAM, GHANA. PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAMES BURTON

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ORPHANAID AFRICA

VUKA RUGBY

ACCRA, GHANA

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Many orphans and vulnerable children in Ghana are in need of care as a result of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the increase of ruralto-urban migration. OrphanAid Africa creates an environment where vulnerable children can grow up in safe, permanent and loving family settings. By encouraging them to play sport together, a substitute family is created through the team structure.

The goal of Vuka Rugby is to keep children off the streets and out of trouble. This is achieved by offering a fun, rewarding and educational alternative through the use of rugby, aiming to create positive and lasting changes in their lives.

Laureus Academy Member Marcel Desailly, the French football legend who was born in Ghana, is an enthusiastic supporter of OrphanAid Africa and became Patron in 2005.

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The project is run in co-operation with Cool to be Me, an organisation which helps to develop the life skills of the children involved. It encourages respect for others and helps to give them a clear direction in life.

PEACEPLAYERS INTERNATIONAL DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

Founded on the premise that children who play together can learn how to live together, PeacePlayers uses basketball to unite and educate young people. In South Africa, because of HIV/AIDS, more than half of 15-year-olds will not reach 60. To combat these challenges, PeacePlayers has developed a life skills curriculum that uses basketball to educate young people in KwaZuluNatal, which has South Africa’s highest infection rates. So far the programme has reached over 25,000 children and trained more than 200 young adults as local leaders.

WAVES FOR CHANGE CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Created by the pioneering Isiqalo Foundation, this is the only organisation in the world looking to harness the power of surfing to address the issue of HIV awareness. Waves for Change is based in the informal settlement of Masiphumelele in Cape Town. The project aims to encourage young people to learn their HIV status and to produce community peer leaders who will encourage a responsible and informed approach to the issues surrounding the spread of the virus. Other aims include increasing attendance at youth HIV testing centres.

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From the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to the poorest neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires, Laureus has a growing presence in Latin America & the Caribbean.

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LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN LUTA PELA PAZ RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

A boxing-based project in Complexo da MarĂŠ, a favela where there has been a decade of territorial drug wars. Here, openly armed adolescents patrol the streets. In a community where toughness and macho behaviour is important for young people, sports like boxing and martial arts have a natural appeal.

These sports channel aggression, transforming it into positive energy through building teamwork, selfconfidence, healthy competition and respect for the rules. The project encourages participants to return to school and works to place them in internships and jobs.

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CLUB ATLÉTICO PLATENSE LAPRIDA, ARGENTINA

More than 400 children attend the project, many coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, who experience problems such as discrimination, low self-esteem and violence. Many lead lives of crime and substance abuse and lack family support to guide them. Club Atlético Platense was developed in March 2005 and has had a huge impact on the town. Activities take place all year round and include figure skating, football and library activities. In 2008 the public library Mempo Giardinelli was built voluntarily by the project leaders and participants’ parents.

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CLUB DEPORTIVO BARRACAS

SPORTS IN UNDERDEVELOPED AREAS

GENERAL LA MADRID, ARGENTINA

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY

A local sports club in the town of General La Madrid, to the south west of Buenos Aires, that has introduced a special programme for children and young people. The project has a strong emphasis on health, recreation, education and citizenship.

Young people in the ghettos of Barrio Rossi in Canelones find it hard to break away from a destructive circle of drugs and delinquency. The project uses handball and football to teach the children to participate in team activities, learn respect for opponents and to understand the importance of playing by the rules.

The club is attended by participants aged 5–18, with the majority coming from low socio-economic groups. Football and hockey are the main sports, but they are accompanied by activities such as chess, library sessions, sewing workshops and IT. All the activities are free.

These values help the participants become responsible members of their community and keep them off the streets. The programme is free and academic help is offered through teachers involved with the project.

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LA LIGA LIMAKIDS

SPORT FOR LIFE

LIMA, PERU

ROSARIO, SANTA FE, ARGENTINA

A six-a-side football project for children from residential children’s homes and orphanages in Lima. Extreme poverty or violent, dysfunctional family homes have brought these children into these institutions. Many have previously lived for a period on the streets. Sport is building bridges to these marginalised and disadvantaged youngsters.

The project aims to improve the quality of life of children from vulnerable groups and to help to eradicate the causes of poverty.

Created in 2004, La Liga LimaKids enables the children to discover the rich experience of organised competitive sport and uses this as a vehicle for delivering education in life skills, fair play, good values and health.

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Sport for Life is located at the Abanderado Grandoli primary school in Rosario and works with the school to ensure children attend classes in the morning, have a meal in the school’s lunch room and join the project’s programmes during the afternoon. Twice a week, girls have field hockey training and boys undertake football coaching. Other educational classes take place including IT workshops.

UNIÓN Y AMISTAD DE SAN ISIDRO BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

La Cava is one of the largest and poorest slums in Buenos Aires. There is a prevalence of crime, drugs, alcohol, violence and firearms use. The programme offers football training for boys and hockey and handball training for girls. These are followed up with sessions with trained co-ordinators who deal with the social health, educational and family problems of the participants. Its goal is to encourage young people to remain in the educational system, promote values and provide health education.

VIRREYES HOCKEY

BOLA PRA FRENTE

GOL DE LETRA

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

BRAZIL

BRAZIL

During the past decade, living conditions in deprived urban areas have deteriorated. Lack of work, dwindling expectations, violence, drugs and crime have damaged family cohesion. The hockey-based project in Virreyes, 27 km from Buenos Aires, offers a curriculum based on education through sport to girls and young women between five and 22 who come from a vulnerable neighbourhood.

Bola Pra Frente (BPF) is an initiative of footballer Jorginho, a key member of the Brazil team which won the 1994 World Cup. The project was established in 2000 in Muquico Complex, Guadalupe, west of Rio de Janeiro and has become operational in Santa Cruz.

Gol de Letra is a Brazilian organisation that works in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Established by soccer players Raí and Leonardo, Gol de Letra is acknowledged by UNESCO as a model that helps young people to overcome the obstacles they face in areas of extreme social risk.

The project has helped the girls to improve their attitudes and behaviour as well as their physical condition. It has also enhanced the standard of youth coaches and peer mentors.

These are areas of low socio-economic households, where drug use and trafficking, teenage prostitution, high rate of school drop-outs, crime and lack of opportunities define day to day life. BPF’s mission is to educate young people towards becoming leaders and role models in their communities, through sport. Its vision is for a fair social system, where all young people have the opportunity for social advancement through sport, education, art, culture and professional training.

The programme has an approach that uses arts, culture, education and sport to address social issues affecting the young people of Rio and Sao Paulo. This has been tested and refined over many years through a variety of projects and activities. Community engagement is key to Gol’s success as one of its aims is to bring together families, schools and local organisations to work with the project to allow a unified approach to help young people. SPORT FOR GOOD

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SPORTS SANS FRONTIERES

A GANAR

PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

In partnership with the staff of the Haiti Ministry of Youth, Sports and Civic Action, Sports sans Frontieres trains young volunteers, aged 18 to 22, to organise sports camps for children and adolescents in post-earthquake communities.

The goal of A Ganar is to develop employability skills for young people to become active members of society in the workplace. The core of the A Ganar programme therefore is not sports training, but the application of sport lessons to personal development and employment training.

By this means, Sports sans Frontieres offers children and young people, still recovering from the fall-out of the country’s natural disasters, a tangible framework of support. A key aim of the programme is to raise awareness of issues such as HIV/AIDS, violence, health and hygiene.

At-risk young people aged 16–24 gain marketable job expertise by building on six core sport-based skills: teamwork, communication, discipline, respect, a focus on results and continual self-improvement. In seven to nine months, the young people learn life and vocational skills and complete internships with local businesses. They learn to bring the best values of sport and apply them to the workplace.

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From New York and Chicago in the north to New Orleans and Miami in the south, Laureus is working hard to improve the lives of young people across the United States.

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NORTH AMERICA UP2US’ COACH ACROSS AMERICA UNITED STATES

Up2Us’ Coach Across America programme is building a workforce of highly trained coaches equipped with the skills necessary to face the challenges and opportunities of working with underserved youth. These coachmentors are improving communities by using the power of sports to inspire kids to stay in school, stay out of trouble, and stay healthy.

Up2Us’ Coach Across America (CAA) is the first national programme to challenge young adults to give back to their communities by committing to a year of coaching and mentoring underserved youth. This year, CAA placed more than 400 coach-mentors nationwide in 150 urban communities. Together, these coaches positively impact the lives of more than 50,000 kids.

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THE ORGANISATIONS CURRENTLY SUPPORTED BY THE UP2US’ COACH ACROSS AMERICA PROGRAMME ARE: Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta

Atlanta

Legacy Youth Tennis and Education Philadelphia

America SCORES Dallas

Dallas

Little Haiti Optimist Club

Miami

America SCORES NE

Boston

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Foundation

LA

A’s & Aces

New Orleans

MetroLacrosse

Boston

Beat the Streets Baltimore

Baltimore

MGR Foundation

Chicago

Belafonte TACOLCY Center

Miami

Miami Children’s Initiative

Miami

Beyond the Ball

Chicago

Miami Dade Police PAL

Miami

Black Women in Sport Foundation

Philadelphia

Netball America

Atlanta

Boys & Girls Clubs of SELA

New Orleans

Breakthrough Urban Ministries

Chicago

Oakland Lacrosse San Francisco/ Oakland

Bridge Lacrosse

Dallas

Chester Upland Soccer for Success

Philadelphia

Cohen College Prep Middle School

New Orleans

Outside the Ring Champions Foundation

Miami

Collegiate Academies

New Orleans

Quality United Education

Miami

Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club

Denver

ReNew

New Orleans

CP3 Afterschool Zone

New Orleans

Shake A Leg Miami

Miami

Dallas Baseball Alliance

Seattle

Oakland Strokes San Francisco/ Oakland

Dallas

Skate Like A Girl

Dist. 50 Education Foundation (Adams 50)

Denver

Soccer Without Borders San Francisco/ Oakland

El Monte CBI

LA

Success Prep

New Orleans

Elevate

New Orleans

The School of Basketball

Miami

The Service Board

Seattle

Touching Miami With Love

Miami

Triple Threat Mentoring

Chicago

Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy

DC

Family & Children Faith Coalition (d/b/a Hope for Miami)

Miami

Firstline

New Orleans

Foundation for Science and Math Education Inc

New Orleans

Girl Power / World Literacy Crusade of FL.

Miami

Illinois Youth Soccer Association

Chicago

International High School of New Orleans

New Orleans

JT Dorsey Foundation

Washington Youth Soccer Association

Seattle

WestBank Wrestling

New Orleans

World Sport Chicago

Chicago

Philadelphia

Youth Run NOLA

New Orleans

LA Brotherhood Crusade

LA

Youth Speak Collective

LA

Lagniappe Academies

New Orleans

Zhang Sah

Philadelphia

Lake Forest Elementary

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LAUREUS-SUPPORTED PROJECTS IN ASIA

The diverse needs of young people in Asia means Laureus’ projects here have to tackle a unique mix of social problems.

ASIA IMAGE RAJASTHAN, INDIA

There are over 90 million people in India living with a serious disability. Indian Mixed Ability Group Events (IMAGE) runs 18 after-school clubs in Rajasthan where over 700 children, both disabled and able-bodied, come together to compete with each other in cricket, table tennis, kabaddi, badminton, basketball, volleyball, football and tug-of-war.

The IMAGE programme forms networks of parents of disabled children who will support and help each other. In the longer term it is hoped it will create bonds between the two communities.

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MAGIC BUS INDIA

Based in Asia’s largest slum, Dharavi, Magic Bus creates ‘classrooms without walls’ for children, using football, outdoor activities and indigenous games to promote personal and social development. Through activity-based learning issues such as gender equality, health and hygiene, the programme aims to reduce communal tensions, antisocial behaviour and the appeal of crime. Alongside the city-based sports activities, each child is taken on day trips and to camps and given the opportunity to experience adventure sports. Since its inception, the organisation has reached out to over 18,000 children.

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PEACEPLAYERS INTERNATIONAL

OPERATION BREAKTHROUGH

SEENIGAMA SPORT FOR LIFE PROJECT

ISRAEL / PALESTINE

HONG KONG, CHINA

SEENIGAMA, SRI LANKA

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the most persistent, destructive and long-standing in modern history. Established in South Africa in 2001, PeacePlayers International uses basketball to unite and educate young people from the opposing communities.

A project where sport is used as a means of helping to fight crime and juvenile delinquency amongst lowincome and immigrant communities. Operating in partnership with the Hong Kong Police and the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, it helps youngsters who have either been arrested by the police for minor offences or have been identified by schools or social workers as being at risk.

Following the tsunami disaster of December 2004, Laureus began working with the Foundation of Goodness to develop the Seenigama Sport for Life Project. Today, post-tsunami, the focus is on a long-term commitment to community development and social change through sport.

Founded on the premise that children who play together can learn how to live together, PPI’s innovative peacebuilding curriculum, implemented in partnership with the Arbinger Institute, is delivered by local coaches. The project uses weekly basketball practices to help children understand the dynamics of conflict.

The project offers multiple sports such as rugby, boxing, football, contemporary dance, sailing and dragon boat racing.

Working with over 1,400 young people, the project combines sports training across eight rural schools in cricket, volleyball, swimming, netball and badminton with programmes that build life-skills such as leadership, confidence, communication skills and sports etiquette. Programmes are organised by a youth forum and include community aid work.

SPIRIT OF SOCCER

SPIRIT OF SOCCER

CAMBODIA

IRAQ

According to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, over 6,000 villages are badly affected and over five million people are at risk in Northern Cambodia. Through the provision of football coaching and mine risk education, Spirit of Soccer is able to positively affect the attitude of young people to the threat of landmines.

Spirit of Soccer exists to reduce child casualties caused by landmines and undetonated explosives left behind from recent conflict. Children in Iraq are the latest to benefit. They are coached to play football on their local pitch and at the same time they are taught how to avoid fragmentation mines or cluster munitions in their local countryside.

Trained coaches, who run 60–90 minute football sessions, also deliver mine awareness presentations, which include information on types of mines, how they work and what the children should do if they find one.

Spirit of Soccer has trained 80 coaches in Iraq who work on projects in Baghdad, Basra, Erbil and Kirkuk that deliver its Mine Risk Education programme.

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TWINNED BASKETBALL PROGRAMME

UNITY THROUGH SPORT PROJECT

ISRAEL / PALESTINE

MANKULUM, SRI LANKA

Founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Shimon Peres, the Peres Center works to establish an infrastructure of peace for the people of Israel and Palestine. As part of this initiative, with the backing of Laureus, girls are brought together to play in mixed teams composed of both Israelis and Palestinians. Basketball has been recognised as a popular sport with girls.

The Foundation of Goodness replicated the successful post-tsunami Seenigama Sport for Life Project in war-torn Mankulum. It provides facilities and services to meet the needs of rural areas in the aftermath of 30 years of conflict and aims to bridge the gap between communities that have been split by civil war.

The Twinned Peace Basketball schools are located in various Palestinian communities, such as Jericho and Issawiyya, as well as Israeli communities including Sderot and Ofakim.

The project caters for the housing, healthcare, educational, business development and empowerment needs of the local population through programmes of sports, community development, inter-cultural activities and skills exchanges.

SPIRIT OF SOCCER LAOS

Laos is one of the most heavily bombed nations in the world. During the Vietnam War, over five million tons of ordnance was dropped on Laos. An estimated 30% of these bombs did not detonate and now injure hundreds of children a year. Spirit of Soccer’s mission is to use the power of football to help save the lives of these children living at daily risk. Spirit of Soccer uses a unique curriculum of Mine Risk Education alongside football games to teach lessons that help children recognise and avoid these bombs. The primary goal is to reduce child casualties and to offer lessons on hygiene, gender equality and health.

LAUREUS-SUPPORTED PROJECT SPIRIT OF SOCCER, LAOS. PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEPHEN SONDERMAN

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS UNIFIED SPORTS™ PROGRAMME SOUTH EAST ASIA

Founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968, Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organisation for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The Unified Sports Programme in China brings together Special Olympics athletes with their peers without disabilities to play in the same teams for training and friendly competition. The Unified Sports Programme motto is: ‘On the field we’re team-mates, off the field we’re friends’. The programme focuses on 24 major cities in China and involves over 50,000 athletes and partners.

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LAUREUS-SUPPORTED PROJECTS IN AUSTRALIA

When Laureus supported its first project in Australia in 2001, our network had spread to every continent in the world.

AUSTRALIA CATHY FREEMAN FOUNDATION PALM ISLAND, AUSTRALIA

Cathy Freeman Foundation (CFF) is committed to supporting Australia’s Indigenous young people to reach their potential by providing a range of pathways to success. The project offers sporting and educational programmes so that Indigenous youth can enjoy the same wellbeing, sense of self belief and educational opportunities as their non-Indigenous peers. CFF works with the community of Palm Island, one of Australia’s largest remote Indigenous communities, and amongst the country’s most disadvantaged regions in terms of social, economic and education indicators.

At the heart of the project’s work is the Starting Block Programme. This is a sports-based programme delivered to Indigenous students on Palm Island, with the objective of enhancing educational attainment and personal development. The key elements of this programme are rewarding educational achievement and providing incentives for continued positive education outcomes.

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FOOTBALL UNITED AUSTRALIA

Social isolation and disengagement is capable of fragmenting local communities. The Football United project in Australia aims to foster social inclusion and cohesion within areas with high refugee settlement and disadvantaged communities, through leadership, skills development, mentoring and the creation of links with local community leaders and organisations. Football United uses the magic of football to bring people together for the common goal of creating harmonious and cohesive societies. As one of the leading sport for development bodies in the region, Football United will work with Laureus to train young leaders from organisations across Australia, Oceania and Asia.

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BURRA JURRA SURFING PROGRAMME BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA

The project was started by Surfing Far North Coast and the local Arakwal Indigenous community. Byron Bay is the most easterly point of mainland Australia. Through the programme, young people from Arakwal come together and learn to surf. In addition, participants undergo a cultural programme and discover more about their heritage and the local area. The Burra Jurra Programme also tackles some of the most pressing problems facing the Arakwal community. These include poor nutrition, alcohol abuse, drug problems and mental health issues.

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From snowboarding and soccer to boxing and golf, Laureus uses numerous sports to deliver its mission across Europe.

EUROPE STREET LEAGUE UNITED KINGDOM

Street League work with 16- to 25-yearolds who are not in employment, education or training (NEET). This includes young offenders and substance abusers. The vision is to help bring an end to structural youth unemployment in the UK, with almost one million young people currently out of work.

Street League engages with the ‘hardest to reach’ young people in a structured football and education ‘Academy’ programme, with two hours in the classroom and two hours on the pitch each day.

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FIGHT FOR PEACE

GOLF EDUCATIF

KIDS FOR FUTURE

KIDSWING

KÖRBE FÜR KÖLN

SWITZERLAND

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

PARIS, FRANCE

COLOGNE, GERMANY

MUNICH, GERMANY

COLOGNE, GERMANY

Laureus Street Soccer is a street football league for children and young people aged 10 to 21. At regular intervals, playing days take place across the whole of Switzerland when the young people can play with a team they’re in or can form a team on the spot. There is a network of different project places throughout Switzerland that is run by Infoklick.ch.

Fight for Peace focuses on young people growing up in multicultural inner-city communities within the East End of London that are plagued by crime, gangs and knife and gun violence. Through its focus on boxing and martial arts, the project aims to engage at-risk young people within the community and offers real alternatives to crime.

Established in a deprived area of Paris in 2000, the project uses golf as a tool to fight social exclusion and reduce antisocial behaviour.

Young people in the area where this project is based face problems because of the unemployment of their parents, violence in the family, discrimination and lack of ambition. Kids for Future provides disadvantaged and at-risk young people with boxing training and educational support through weekly counselling by experienced teachers.

KidSwing has been created by Anthony Netto, the captain of the German national team of physically challenged golfers. In his attempt to support physically disabled children, he has developed a so-called ‘paragolfer’, which enables children who are unable to walk or have limited movement to play golf standing up.

In order to help the largest number of young people, the project organises as wide a choice of sports opportunities as possible in different social areas of special need.

Laureus Ambassador and WBA middleweight world boxing champion Felix Sturm is Patron of the project and a role model for the young people. He regularly visits Kids for Future.

Because of its scoring rules based on the handicap system, golf is one sport where players of all levels of ability can play together, so wheelchair and non-wheelchair players can compete in a meaningful way.

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The project is open to all boys and girls in Newham between the ages of 12–21, with the target of integrating young people of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Golf Educatif has innovatively adapted the game of golf for suburban living by providing participants with golf balls that are one third of the normal weight to ensure that they travel a shorter distance.The game can therefore be played on smaller golf courses and, as a result, there are now four miniature golf sites established in the area.

‘Körbe für Köln’ – Baskets for Cologne – aims to attract the target group by means of basketball. It uses the attractive street variant of indoor basketball in a protected space for girls and indoor wheelchair basketball. Sport is used as a low-barrier means to meet the target group’s needs and offer them a route to counselling sessions and vocational service.

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KICK IM BOXRING

KICK THE ROPES

KICK ON ICE

LAUREUS CAVALLO

LAUREUS SCHNEETIGER

LAUREUS GIRLS IN SPORT

BERLIN, GERMANY

BERLIN, GERMANY

BERLIN, GERMANY

WINTERHUR-UNTERSEEN, SWITZERLAND

AUSTRIA

LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND

KICK im Boxring was established in 2008, following the rise in popularity of the use of boxing to tackle social issues with at-risk youth. World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko, a Laureus Ambassador, is the Patron.

The KICK organisation works with police and sports organisations to help juvenile delinquents aged 12 to 20, including young offenders. The project involved the construction of a rope-based obstacle course in Berlin. Participants were involved in the building of the course and then used it for training and other sporting activities.

In recent years, a rise in violent behaviour and juvenile delinquency has been recorded in Berlin. In an attempt to combat this, at the initiative of Laureus and the Berliner Eisbären (Ice Bears) ice hockey club, KICK was set up.

The Laureus Cavallo project allows socially and economically disadvantaged children to work with animals. The project gives children aged from 8 to 16 the chance to be in contact with horses and to integrate socially with others.

The Laureus Schneetiger project helps children and teenagers with mental or physical difficulties to enjoy healthenhancing community leisure activities by taking part in winter sports. The project is designed so that no matter what the special need or disability, the participating young people can take part in and enjoy the thrill of snow sport in a people-centred approach in (extra-) curricular activities thanks to quality instruction and equipment.

Works to encourage more women and girls to become involved in sporting activity. Current studies show that upon reaching puberty the desire to continue playing and enjoying sport decreases dramatically. The widest affected group are girls from educationally deprived families.

The project offers free boxing sessions on evenings and weekends, which are combined with educational lessons. On top of the physical training sessions, there are also workshops and consulting services which tackle problems such as debt, family conflict and drug abuse.

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The rope garden is constructed from steel cables, timber and rope, reaching a height of 12 metres. The activity is aimed at improving social skills and to encourage teamwork, social behaviour and self-confidence.

The aim is to ensure that participants, supervised by qualified trainers, enjoy an attractive leisure activity at a time they would otherwise spend out on the streets. A sport has been deliberately chosen whose qualities of toughness and speed will appeal to the target group.

The children are given the opportunity to learn from and ride with horses one afternoon a week at the Isliker riding school. The caring environment and emotional attachment to the horses instils a sense of responsibility in the children, as well as teaching patience and assertiveness.

Sport in this case is ‘a social inclusion tool’ that empowers and promotes the inclusion of marginalised groups.

Laureus Girls in Sport hopes to tackle this issue and become a national centre for the encouragement of female participation in sport. Sport camps will offer girls between the ages of 12–16 many different workshops educating them about health and sport.

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MIT PFERDEN STARK MACHEN ACHBERG, GERMANY

The vision of Mit Pferden stark machen – Getting stronger with horses – which is located in Achberg, close to Lake Constance, is to use the positive effects of riding therapy to integrate handicapped children and teenagers into society. By spending time with horses or horse riding with others, the youngsters are given the opportunity to engage with their peers both with and without disabilities.

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LAUREUS GIRLS KICKING

LAUREUS URBAN STARS

GERMANY

UNITED KINGDOM

The project was established in 2009 in the socially disadvantaged districts of Bremen and targets girls aged between 8–16, particularly those from ethnic minorities. It provides weekly football workshops in local schools as well as regular tournaments. Girls Kicking is also currently situated in Hamburg and Dietzenbach.

A sport and gang intervention project operating in some of the most deprived and troubled areas of London. Run by Active Communities Network, it delivers a communitybased multi-sports programme, focusing on football, urban cricket, basketball and boxing.

Girls are taught teamwork, respect for others, assertiveness and the importance of give and take. The aim is to help provide the girls with access into local clubs and ensure that, once there, they can be successfully integrated both into the club and society as a whole.

The project operates in the Inner City areas of Croydon, Lambeth and Southwark and targets young people aged 13–19, tackling gang membership, crime and anti-social behaviour. The project works with both male and female participants and offers young people routes into education, training and employment.

LAUREUS ACADEMY MEMBER MORNÉ DU PLESSIS AND AMBASSADOR MICHAEL VAUGHAN AT THE LAUREUS-SUPPORTED PROJECT URBAN STARS, UNITED KINGDOM

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MIDNIGHT BASKETBALL LEAGUE

LAUREUS MIDNIGHT FUTSAL CUP

MILAN, ITALY

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS

The project provides basketball sessions in areas of high juvenile crime late in the evening to keep youngsters out of trouble. Around 100 teenagers from the Milan district of Quarto Oggiaro participate in games and training for two hours a day, three times a week.

Midnight Football League is an indoor evening football competition for young adults, aged 17–25, from disadvantaged communities in The Hague. By combining workshops and sporting activities, the project aims at creating a positive learning environment.

Two coaches are accompanied by experienced teachers who recruit the children from troubled areas such as street corners and bars, and give them an alternative when the temptation to join gangs or commit crime is high.

The social issues addressed in this project focus on community integration and cohesion as well as education. Laureus and partners Next Projecten strongly encourage football combined with educational workshops as a means to stimulate a feeling of unity within the community.

KICKFORMORE STUTTGART, GERMANY

The KICKFORMORE project, with its slogan ‘Street Football for Tolerance’, assists young people in an area of great social deprivation. Many participants are immigrants or from a disadvantaged social background, and most have low aspirations for their future. Street football involves mixed teams playing in matches without a referee so that each player can learn how to handle right and wrong on their own. Fair play is an essential part of the rules. Street football creates a learning framework for social skills and a base for communication.

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PEACEPLAYERS INTERNATIONAL

PEACEPLAYERS INTERNATIONAL

CYPRUS

NORTHERN IRELAND, UNITED KINGDOM

Cyprus has long been characterised by a Greek and Turkish ethnic divide. A Turkish military invasion in 1974 displaced thousands of Greek Cypriots and effectively cut the island in two. This project enables Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot boys and girls to play basketball together, learn together and build positive relationships that overcome generations of mistrust. PeacePlayers International Cyprus works to reverse the prejudices that have built steadily over the years in the segregated communities.

From 1968 to 1998, Northern Ireland was subject to a devastating conflict as para-military groups tried to break up this part of the United Kingdom. It sparked a series of terrorist atrocities of which the victims were often civilians. Catholic and Protestant families often found themselves on different sides of the divide. PeacePlayers International encourages cross-community peace building by encouraging children from both Protestant and Catholic backgrounds to compete together in mixed sports teams. This process is anchored by monthly workshops and quarterly residential retreats.

MOVE&DO STUTTGART, GERMANY

The project is a mobile play and learning centre which visits schools and local communities around Stuttgart. By visiting deprived neighbourhoods, the move&do vehicle brings sports and recreational pursuits directly to problem areas. Over the course of the day, the group is set different tasks and challenges to be solved, including activities with ropes and climbing equipment. As a result, the participants learn the benefits of teamwork and co-operation. move&do also organises longer outdoor trips, such as hiking, climbing and canoeing in the Black Forest.

LAUREUS ACADEMY MEMBER BORIS BECKER WITH PARTICIPANTS FROM THE LAUREUS-SUPPORTED PROJECT MOVE&DO, GERMANY

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PROGETTO POLISPORTIVA I & II MILAN, ITALY

Started in Milan in October 2007, Polisportiva was created to provide sporting activities to boys who are at risk of social exclusion, offering them positive educational opportunities instead. Polisportiva runs activities every day of the week, with training sessions taking place in volleyball, football, rugby and basketball. The team sports encourage the boys to adopt healthy ways of living and teaches them discipline, leadership and teamwork. In addition to sports coaches, the project has tutors who address the boys’ social welfare.

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PUNCH

BERN, SWITZERLAND

PARIS, FRANCE

Disabled and able-bodied people do sport together: “Laureus Metro Sports” is a unique concept to integrate children and young people, both with disabilities and without them. Young people with different physical attributes are brought together through sports activities in this project, which helps to break down barriers, thus providing a valuable link to society and an important contribution to the integration of the disabled in a common social fabric.

Punch aims to improve access and opportunities for girls and boys to participate in sport. Boxing has traditionally been a vehicle for poor children to raise their social status, with the best and toughest joining the ranks of world champions. In the Maison Alfort suburbs of Paris, boxing is not just a sport, it is an educational experience, one that enables young people to overcome ingrained suspicions and prejudice. The participants work together and respect each other as they move towards a common goal.

MIDNIGHT BASKETBALL LEAGUE LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

This project runs in conjunction with England footballer Rio Ferdinand’s Live the Dream Foundation. It offers basketball late in the evening to keep youngsters off the streets and out of trouble. Midnight Basketball League provides sessions year round on a weekly basis in areas of high juvenile crime and misbehaviour as identified by the Metropolitan Police. The programme has been identified as a priority area for development due to the popularity of basketball in these areas, where young people are often uninterested in other sports.

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PROGETTO POLISPORTIVA NAPOLI

PROGETTO POLISPORTIVA ROMA

NAPLES, ITALY

ROME, ITALY

The project offers the opportunity of improving the educational prospects for children and young adults in the poorest areas of Naples. Sport offers the means by which they can experience a positive social environment and build constructive relations with peers and adults.

Rome is the biggest city in Italy and has many socially distressed areas. Polisportiva Roma is a replica of the project in Naples and offers an innovative approach to community development through sport.

Participants of Polisportiva Napoli benefit from a co-ordinated network of professionals – trainers, educators, psychologists – who supervise their development. The project enables the community to tackle anti-social behaviour by linking together different sports groups and ‘child-care’ organisations already at work with young people in Naples.

The aim of the project is to drive the creation of a network, comprising social co-operatives, associations and child-care institutions that have been operating in Rome for some time. Participants of Polisportiva Roma benefit from a co-ordinated network of professionals – trainers, educators, psychologists – who supervise their development. Sport offers the means by which children and young people can experience a positive social environment and build constructive relations with peers and adults.

PARA NUESTROS HEROES BARCELONA, SPAIN

Since 2008, the Fundación Laureus España has been in partnership with Fundación Alex to support the ‘For Our Heroes’. In 2008, Fundación Alex and Fundación Laureus España created the ‘For Our Heroes’ project to promote sports practice among handicapped people in Spain. ‘For Our Heroes’ is the name for the scholarships that provide financial support, up to a yearly delivery of 3,000 euros, for teams or groups of people each year who participate in sport activities and are in need of aid to further develop their abilities.

PARTICIPANTS FROM THE LAUREUS-SUPPORTED PROJECT PARA NEUSTROS HEROES IN BARCELONA, SPAIN

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PASA LA RED MADRID, SPAIN

‘Pasa la Red’ uses tennis to reach out to vulnerable young people in the Spanish capital of Madrid. The project focuses on helping secure work for the youngsters and the promotion of social integration. It is run in partnership with local courts and was developed by the Madrid Tennis Foundation and Club Deportivo Ocapa.

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS (JOVENES ATLETAS) SPAIN

Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organisation for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. It has been active in Spain for the last 20 years, promoting 16 different sports throughout the year and offering regular sports training on a day-to-day basis for all levels of athletes. Special Olympics in Spain organises more than 90 events each year and runs training courses for coaches and volunteers. They also participate in the World Games organised by Special Olympics International.

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TRACK ACADEMY

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

SPAIN

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM

RUSSIA

The ‘American Dream’ is known throughout the world as the pursuit of happiness regardless of where you come from. And this philosophy is at the heart of the ‘Tengo un Sueno’ Scholarship programme. The programme, which translates as ‘I have a Dream’ in English, is a product of Fundación Laureus Spain and aims to help four Spanish studentathletes of low economic resources to chase the American dream.

Children growing up on London estates like Stonebridge are under constant pressure to join gangs, run drugs and become involved in crime. Track Academy tackles this in three ways: through sport, education and mentoring.

The Special Olympics Russia mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This gives them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Young student-athletes are supported with everything they need in order to pursue their personal, athletic and academic development at a university in the United States, thanks to an athletic scholarship secured by the programme.

Coaches at Track Academy are of the highest calibre, and their mentoring role enables the participants to understand what it takes to lead a successful and fulfilling life. The aim of Track Academy is to deliver self-confident, positive young people into society and encourage them to change their lives.

Special Olympics Russia has its local Sub-Programmes in 62 regions of the Russian Federation with over 110,000 athletes regularly training and competing on all levels – school, city, region, national, international. The project challenges inequality and intolerance through advocating policies that recognise the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities.

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LAUREUS WORLDWIDE MAP HIGHLIGHTING SOME OF THE LAUREUS-SUPPORTED PROJECTS & LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS HOST CITIES HOST CITIES

AFRICA

MONACO, LISBON, BARCELONA, ST PETERSBURG, ABU DHABI, LONDON & RIO DE JANEIRO

1. BUFFALO CITY SOCCER SCHOOL EAST LONDON, SOUTH AFRICA 2. COACHING FOR HOPE - MALI & BURKINA FASO 3. COMMUNITY BASED AIDS PROGRAMME KAMPALA, UGANDA 4. ­­­­DEVELOPMENT OF SPORTS AND RIGHTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES - RWANDA 5. FIGHT WITH INSIGHT JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA 6. GRASSROOT SOCCER - SOUTH AFRICA 7. GREAT COMMISSION UNITED CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA 8. GRUPO DESPORTIVO DE MANICA MANICA, MOZAMBIQUE 9. INDIGO YOUTH MOVEMENT DURBAN & CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA 10. INTERNATIONAL INSPIRATION - TANZANIA 11. ISIQALO – WAVES FOR CHANGE CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA 12. JOHANNESBURG CUBS JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA 13. KICK4LIFE - LESOTHO 14. LITTLE CHAMPS - CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA 15. LUNGISANI INDLELA - DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA 16. MAKOMBA-NDLELA YOUTH MOVEMENT LIMPOPO, SOUTH AFRICA 17. MATHARE YOUTH SPORTS ASSOCIATION (MYSA) - NAIROBI, KENYA 18. MOVING THE GOALPOSTS - KILIFI, KENYA 19. ORPHANAID AFRICA - GREATER ACCRA, GHANA 20. PEACEPLAYERS INTERNATIONAL DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA 21. POLOAFRICA EASTERN FREE STATE, SOUTH AFRICA 22. RIGHT TO DREAM - GHANA

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SOWETO SCHOOLS RUGBY PROGRAMME JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA SPORT FOR ALL JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA VUKA RUGBY CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (FORMERLY LEGENDS CUP) HOUT BAY CYCLING CLUB CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

ASIA 27. IMAGE - RAJASTHAN, INDIA 28. MAGIC BUS - INDIA 29. OPERATION BREAKTHROUGH HONG KONG, CHINA 30. PEACEPLAYERS INTERNATIONAL ISRAEL / PALESTINE 31. TWINNED BASKETBALL PROGRAMME ISRAEL / PALESTINE 32. SEENIGAMA SPORT FOR LIFE PROJECT SEENIGAMA, SRI LANKA 33. SPECIAL OLYMPICS - CHINA 34. SPIRIT OF SOCCER - CAMBODIA 35. SPIRIT OF SOCCER - IRAQ 36. SPIRIT OF SOCCER - LAOS 37. UNITY THROUGH SPORT PROJECT MANKULUM, SRI LANKA

AUSTRALIA 38. 39. 40 .

BURRA JURRA SURF PROGRAMME BYRON BAY, AUSTRALIA CATHY FREEMAN FOUNDATION PALM ISLAND, AUSTRALIA FOOTBALL UNITED - AUSTRALIA

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EUROPE 41. LAUREUS METRO SPORTS BERN, SWITZERLAND 42. LAUREUS STREET SOCCER - SWITZERLAND 43. FIGHT FOR PEACE - LONDON, UK 44. PARA NUESTROS HEROES - BARCELONA, SPAIN 45. GOLF EDUCATIF - FRANCE 46. KICK IM BOXRING - BERLIN, GERMANY 47. KICK ON ICE - BERLIN, GERMANY 48. KICK THE ROPES - BERLIN, GERMANY 49. KICKFORMORE - STUTTGART, GERMANY 50. KIDSWING - MUNICH, GERMANY 51. KIDS FOR FUTURE - COLOGNE, GERMANY 52. KÖRBE FÜR KÖLN - COLOGNE, GERMANY 53. LAUREUS CAVALLO WINTERHUR-UNTERSEEN, SWITZERLAND 54. LAUREUS GIRLS IN SPORT LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND 55. LAUREUS GIRLS KICKING - GERMANY 56. LAUREUS MIDNIGHT FUTSAL CUP THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS 57. LAUREUS SCHNEETIGER - VIENNA, AUSTRIA 58. LAUREUS URBAN STARS BELFAST BELFAST, UK 59. LAUREUS URBAN STARS BRISTOL BRISTOL, UK 60. LAUREUS URBAN STARS GLASGOW LONDON, UK 61. LAUREUS URBAN STARS LONDON LONDON, UK 62. LAUREUS URBAN STARS MANCHESTER MANCHESTER, UK 63. LAUREUS URBAN STARS WEST MIDLANDS BIRMINGHAM, UK 64. MIDNIGHT BASKETBALL LEAGUE LONDON, UK 65. MIDNIGHT BASKETBALL - MILAN, ITALY 66. MIT PFERDEN STARK MACHEN ACHBERG, GERMANY 67. MOVE&DO - STUTTGART, GERMANY 68. PASA LA RED - MADRID, SPAIN 69. PEACEPLAYERS INTERNATIONAL - CYPRUS 70. PEACEPLAYERS INTERNATIONAL NORTHERN IRELAND, UK 71. PROGETTO POLISPORTIVA - MILAN, ITALY 72. PROGETTO POLISPORTIVA NAPOLI NAPLES, ITALY 73. PROGETTO POLISPORTIVA ROMA ROME, ITALY 74. PUNCH - PARIS, FRANCE 75. SPECIAL OLYMPICS - RUSSIA 76. JOVENES ATLETAS - SPAIN 77. STREET LEAGUE - LIVERPOOL, UK 78. STREET LEAGUE - LONDON, UK 79. STREET LEAGUE - GLASGOW, UK

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80. STREET LEAGUE - NOTTINGHAM, UK 81. TENGO UN SUEÑO - SPAIN 82. TRACK ACADEMY - LONDON, UK

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94.

A GANAR - BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA BOLA PRA FRENTE - BRAZIL CLUB ATLETICO PLATENSE LAPRIDA, ARGENTINA CLUB DEPORTIVO BARRACAS GENERAL LAMADRID, ARGENTINA GOL DE LETRA - BRAZIL LA LIGA LIMAKIDS - LIMA, PERU LUTA PELA PAZ - RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL SPORT FOR LIFE ROSARIO, SANTA FE, ARGENTINA SPORTS IN UNDERDEVELOPED AREAS MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY SPORTS SANS FRONTIERES PORT AU PRINCE, HAITI UNIÓN Y AMISTAD DE SAN ISIDRO BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA VIRREYES HOCKEY BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

NORTH AMERICA 95. BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF METRO ATLANTA ATLANTA, USA 96. AMERICA SCORES DALLAS - DALLAS, USA 97. AMERICA SCORES NE - BOSTON, USA 98. A’S & ACES - NEW ORLEANS, USA 99. BEAT THE STREETS BALTIMORE BALTIMORE, USA 100. BELAFONTE TACOLCY CENTER - MIAMI, USA 101. BEYOND THE BALL - CHICAGO, USA 102. BLACK WOMEN IN SPORT FOUNDATION PHILADELPHIA, USA 103. BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SELA NEW ORLEANS, USA 104. BREAKTHROUGH URBAN MINISTRIES CHICAGO, USA 105. BRIDGE LACROSSE - DALLAS, USA 106. CHESTER UPLAND SOCCER FOR SUCCESS PHILADELPHIA, USA 107. COHEN COLLEGE PREP MIDDLE SCHOOL NEW ORLEANS, USA 108. COLLEGIATE ACADEMIES - NEW ORLEANS, USA 109. COLORADO RAPIDS YOUTH SOCCER CLUB DENVER, USA 110. CP3 AFTERSCHOOL ZONE - NEW ORLEANS, USA 111. DALLAS BASEBALL ALLIANCE - DALLAS, USA 112. DIST. 50 EDUCATION FOUNDATION (ADAMS 50) - DENVER, USA 113. EL MONTE CBI - LOS ANGELES, USA 114. ELEVATE - NEW ORLEANS, USA

115. FAMILY & CHILDREN FAITH COALITION (D/B/A HOPE FOR MIAMI) - MIAMI, USA 116. FIRSTLINE - NEW ORLEANS, USA 117. FOUNDATION FOR SCIENCE AND MATH EDUCATION INC - NEW ORLEANS, USA 118. GIRL POWER / WORLD LITERACY CRUSADE OF FL. - MIAMI, USA 119. ILLINOIS YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION CHICAGO, USA 120. INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL OF NEW ORLEANS - NEW ORLEANS, USA 121. JT DORSEY FOUNDATION - PHILADELPHIA, USA 122. LA BROTHERHOOD CRUSADE - LOS ANGELES, USA 123. LAGNIAPPE ACADEMIES - NEW ORLEANS, USA 124. LAKE FOREST ELEMENTARY - NEW ORLEANS, USA 125. LEGACY YOUTH TENNIS AND EDUCATION PHILADELPHIA, USA 126. LITTLE HAITI OPTIMIST CLUB - MIAMI, USA 127. LOS ANGELES SHERIFF’S FOUNDATION LOS ANGELES, USA 128. METROLACROSSE - BOSTON, USA 129. MGR FOUNDATION - CHICAGO, USA 130. MIAMI CHILDREN’S INITIATIVE - MIAMI, USA 131. MIAMI DADE POLICE PAL - MIAMI, USA 132. NETBALL AMERICA - ATLANTA, USA 133. OAKLAND LACROSSE SAN FRANCISCO/OAKLAND, USA 134. OAKLAND STROKES SAN FRANCISCO/OAKLAND, USA 135. OUTSIDE THE RING CHAMPIONS FOUNDATION MIAMI, USA 136. QUALITY UNITED EDUCATION - MIAMI, USA 137. RENEW - NEW ORLEANS, USA 138. SHAKE A LEG MIAMI - MIAMI, USA 139. SKATE LIKE A GIRL - SEATTLE, USA 140. SOCCER WITHOUT BORDERS SAN FRANCISCO/OAKLAND, USA 141. SUCCESS PREP - NEW ORLEANS, USA 142. THE SCHOOL OF BASKETBALL - MIAMI, USA 143. THE SERVICE BOARD - SEATTLE, USA 144. TOUCHING MIAMI WITH LOVE - MIAMI, USA 145. TRIPLE THREAT MENTORING - CHICAGO, USA 146. UP2US’ COACH ACROSS AMERICA - USA 147. WASHINGTON NATIONALS YOUTH BASEBALL ACADEMY – WASHINGTON DC, USA 148. WASHINGTON YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION SEATTLE, USA 149. WESTBANK WRESTLING - NEW ORLEANS, USA 150. WORLD SPORT CHICAGO - CHICAGO, USA 151. YOUTH RUN NOLA - NEW ORLEANS, USA 152. YOUTH SPEAK COLLECTIVE - LOS ANGELES, USA 153. ZHANG SAH - PHILADELPHIA, USA

THE WINNING ENTRY IN THE 2013 LAUREUS WATCH DRAWING COMPETITION UNDER THE THEME ‘TIME TO MOVE’ BY HAKKINI HASANGA SANDUMAL DE SILVA FROM THE LAUREUS-SUPPORTED FOUNDATION OF GOODNESS PROJECT IN SEENIGAMA, SRI LANKA. HAKKINI’S DRAWING IS ENGRAVED ON THE BACK OF THE PORTUGUESE YACHT CLUB CHRONOGRAPH EDITION LAUREUS SPORT FOR GOOD FOUNDATION

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LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS ACADEMY MEMBERS The Laureus World Sports Academy is a unique association of 46 of the greatest living sportsmen and women, under the chairmanship of double Olympic gold medal winner Edwin Moses. They share a belief in the power of sport to break down barriers and to improve the lives of young people around the world.

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They volunteer their services as global ambassadors for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. The Academy Members also cast their votes to select the winners of the Laureus Awards, which honour the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen in the world each year.

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EDWIN MOSES ATHLETICS, UNITED STATES

Edwin Moses (b.1955) will always be remembered for one of the most dominant reigns in world sport. For a remarkable nine years, nine months and nine days, he remained unbeaten in the 400 metres hurdles. Moses won his first gold medal at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, but, due to the American boycott in 1980, he had to wait eight years until he could win his second Olympic gold in Los Angeles in 1984. In the meantime, he enjoyed a practical monopoly in the event as he put together a string of 122 victories that began in 1977 and lasted nearly a decade. His farewell Olympics in Seoul, at the age of 33, saw him take the bronze. He has been Chairman of Laureus since 2000 and is a board member of the United States Anti-Doping Agency.

Everyone at Laureus shares a common belief that sport is a universal language which has the power to speak to people across the globe, whatever their colour or creed. EDWIN MOSES, CHAIRMAN, LAUREUS SPORT FOR GOOD FOUNDATION

LAUREUS ACADEMY MEMBERS STEVE REDGRAVE, MICHAEL JOHNSON & SEB COE AT THE LAUREUS-SUPPORTED PROJECT TRACK ACADEMY, UNITED KINGDOM

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GIACOMO AGOSTINI

MARCUS ALLEN

FRANZ BECKENBAUER

BORIS BECKER

IAN BOTHAM

SERGEY BUBKA

MOTOR CYCLING, ITALY

AMERICAN FOOTBALL, UNITED STATES

FOOTBALL, GERMANY

TENNIS, GERMANY

CRICKET, UNITED KINGDOM

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During his 17-year career, which saw him become motor cycling’s first global superstar, Giacomo Agostini (b.1942) racked up an astonishing 122 Grand Prix wins and 15 World Championship titles. Raised in northern Italy, Agostini started racing up hillside roads, but soon became a master of riding 350cc and 500cc bikes on the track. He came to prominence after winning his first Grand Prix race in 1965 at Nürburgring, the same venue where he was to record his final career victory 11 years later.

Brilliant running back Marcus Allen (b.1960) is considered one of the greatest American football players of all time. An outstanding goal-line and shortyardage runner, he was the first player to gain more than 10,000 rushing yards and 5,000 receiving yards during his career. In total he ran for 12,243 yards and caught 587 passes for 5,411 yards during a 15-year career in the National Football League from 1982 to 1997. He played for the Los Angeles Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs. He scored 145 touchdowns, including a then record 123 rushing touchdowns.

Franz Beckenbauer (b.1945) is the only man to have led a country to World Cup success as a player and a coach – and organised a highly successful World Cup finals there. As a player, he is also credited with inventing the attacking sweeper role that helped Bayern Munich to three consecutive European Cups. Playing for West Germany, he was in the side that won the European Championship in 1972, but the undisputed highlight of his career was as captain of the 1974 West German side that lifted the World Cup trophy in Munich.

The career of tennis star Boris Becker (b.1967) is invariably linked to his first major success on the Grand Slam circuit, when as an unseeded 17-yearold he became the youngest male player to win at Wimbledon. After his 1985 triumph, Becker went on to reach another six finals, winning Wimbledon twice more in 1986 and 1989. His aggressive net play and overpowering serves made for a potent combination that won him both matches and the adoration of fans.

One of the greatest all-rounders, Ian Botham (b.1955) is arguably the most inspirational figure produced by English cricket in the post-war years. During a 15-year Test career of 102 matches, Botham took 383 wickets at an average of 28.40, he scored 5,200 runs at an average of 33.54 and he took 120 catches. Botham’s greatest achievements came during England’s triumphant 1981 Ashes campaign against Australia when he set up two unlikely victories.

The career statistics of pole vaulter Sergey Bubka (b.1963) speak for themselves. He won a record six successive world titles – a feat unsurpassed in athletics – and was the first to clear both six metres and 20 feet. Although dominating his sport for nearly two decades, Bubka surprisingly won just a single Olympic gold medal. Nonetheless, the Ukrainian set a world record mark 35 times.

Allen is best remembered for his heroics in the 1984 Super Bowl against Washington Redskins when he ran for 191 yards, caught two passes for 18 yards and scored two touchdowns in the Raiders 38-9 victory. One touchdown run was 74 yards, then the longest in Super Bowl history. He was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 2003.

He then went on to coach his country to another World Cup victory in 1990. Beckenbauer was duly honoured as Germany’s greatest player of the 20th century. To complete a remarkable career, he served as Chairman of the organising committee for the 2006 World Cup finals.

Although known for his ability on grass courts, Becker was also able to win on other surfaces, securing 49 career singles titles that included wins on hard court surfaces at the Australian (twice) and US Open. He was also instrumental in securing his country’s first-ever Davis Cup success in 1988 and won an Olympic doubles gold medal in 1992.

In the Headingley Test, he made a match-winning 149 not out and his ferocious 118 in the second innings at Old Trafford has been described as one of the best Test innings of all time. In addition to his work for Laureus, he has been a tireless supporter of charity, several times walking 874 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for leukaemia research.

Among Agostini’s impressive accomplishments was the world title double – in both the 350cc and 500cc categories – during a five-year stretch from 1968 to 1972, as well as 19 race wins during the 1970 season. After winning his final world title in 1975, Agostini enjoyed his last competitive year in 1976 with Grand Prix wins in both the 350cc and 500cc classes.

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Unable to compete in the 1984 Olympics due to the Soviet boycott, Bubka leaped to gold in Seoul four years later by nailing a 5.90 metre vault. In 1985 in Paris he became the first person to break the six-metre barrier and then outdid this by topping 20 feet in 1991. He announced his retirement from competition in 2001, but his 6.14 metre world record set in 1994 has yet to be broken.

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BOBBY CHARLTON

SEBASTIAN COE

NADIA COMANECI

YAPING DENG

MARCEL DESAILLY

KAPIL DEV

FOOTBALL, UNITED KINGDOM

ATHLETICS, UNITED KINGDOM

GYMNASTICS, ROMANIA/UNITED STATES

TABLE TENNIS, CHINA

FOOTBALL, FRANCE

CRICKET, INDIA

Recognised as England’s greatest footballer, Bobby Charlton (b.1937) possessed tremendous skill and a ferocious shot. A survivor of the 1958 Munich air crash, Charlton retired from the game in 1974 after having scored 247 goals in 752 games for his only club, Manchester United, and helping his side to win three English First Division titles, the 1963 FA Cup and the 1968 European Cup.

Sebastian Coe (b.1956) is one of the bestknown figures in British sport. His easy, rhythmic running style made him one of the most popular athletes to watch.

Nadia Comaneci (b.1961) is easily the most celebrated figure in the history of gymnastics. In a career that spanned two Olympic Games, Comaneci won nine Olympic medals for Romania, including five golds. First discovered at age six by legendary coach Bela Karolyi, she rose quickly through the ranks and in 1975 at the European Championships she took home three golds and one silver. In 1979 she became the first gymnast to win three consecutive European overall titles.

Heralded as the finest table tennis player in history, China’s Yaping Deng (b.1973) was the top-ranked woman in the world for eight straight years. Known for her attacking style, the petite Deng won 18 individual and team titles at Olympic and world level. She clinched Olympic gold in singles and doubles at both the Barcelona Games in 1992 and the 1996 Atlanta Games. She won the world singles title in 1991 and 1995, was world doubles champion with Qiao Hong in 1989 and 1995 and clinched both the world singles and doubles crowns for a third time in 1997.

One of the greatest modern French footballers, Marcel Desailly (b.1968) was a member of the charismatic French football team which won the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the 2000 European Championship. Following those triumphs, he became captain of the team and in 2001 led France to victory in the Confederations Cup. He played 116 times for France, then a record, before retiring following the 2004 European Championship.

The greatest all-rounder in Indian cricket, Kapil Dev (b.1959) was a gifted bowler and batsman who helped India to World Cup glory. By the time he retired from the Test arena in 1994, Kapil had made 5,248 runs and taken 434 Test wickets. A natural striker, the right-handed batsman routinely got his country out of trouble with impressive outings, most notably during the 1983 World Cup in England. With his side reeling at 17 for 5, he smashed a devastating 175 not out against Zimbabwe to turn the tide. Team captain Kapil then led his players to a memorable upset of the heavily favoured West Indies in the final.

But England fans will forever remember Charlton as the player who guided his country to World Cup glory in 1966. Playing on home soil, Charlton inspired the England team with two goals in the 2-1 semi-final victory over Portugal and then neutralised Germany’s Franz Beckenbauer in the final at Wembley. Charlton was voted the best player of the tournament, European Footballer of the Year and English Footballer of the Year.

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At the 1980 Moscow Olympics he took gold in the 1500 metres and silver in the 800, a feat he repeated four years later in Los Angeles. He is perhaps best remembered for his phenomenal performance in 1979 when, in 41 days, he broke world records in the 800 metres, the mile and 1,500 metres. After retiring in 1989, Coe became a UK Member of Parliament from 1992-97. Most recently he was Chairman of the Organising Committee for the highly successful 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. He is currently Chairman of the British Olympic Association and is a member of the IOC Co-ordination Commission for Tokyo 2020.

But the diminutive Romanian will forever be linked with one individual performance on the uneven bars at the 1976 Montreal Olympics. The 14-yearold Comaneci stunned the judges and the world by becoming the first gymnast to receive a perfect 10 score. Overnight, she became a worldwide media sensation and helped boost the popularity of her sport.

She also helped China to three team titles at the World Championships. Despite initial concerns by coaches about her being too short, she was already beating the best players in China by the age of 13 and went on to clinch her country’s national championship in 1986.

In club football, he was with Olympique de Marseille for two years, winning the Champions League, before moving to Italian giants AC Milan, who in 1994 also won Europe’s most prestigious club competition. He was the first player to win the Champions League in consecutive seasons with different clubs. In 1998 Desailly moved to London club Chelsea, for whom he played for the last six years of his top-class career.

During a 16-year career that saw him never miss a match, Kapil played in 225 One-Day Internationals and accumulated 3,783 runs and more than 250 wickets.

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MICK DOOHAN

DAVID DOUILLET

EMERSON FITTIPALDI

SEAN FITZPATRICK

DAWN FRASER

CATHY FREEMAN

MOTOR CYCLING, AUSTRALIA

JUDO, FRANCE

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One of the giants of motor cycle racing, Australia’s Mick Doohan (b.1965) won five consecutive 500cc World Championships between 1994 and 1998, an achievement only beaten by Giacomo Agostini who won seven. Doohan appeared to be on his way to winning his first World Championship in 1992, when he was seriously injured in a practice crash before the Dutch TT. He suffered permanent damage to his right leg and at one stage it was feared that the leg might have to be amputated. Restored to fitness, Doohan won his first World Championship in 1994.

In a sport long dominated by the Japanese, Frenchman David Douillet (b.1969) became the first Westerner to win both world heavyweight and open weight championships in judo. Achieving the feat in Japan in 1995, Douillet then went on to collect back-to-back gold medals in the heavyweight division at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics. His victory in Sydney was all the sweeter since he had recovered from a bad motorbike accident suffered shortly after the Atlanta Games.

In 1972, Emerson Fittipaldi (b.1946) became Brazil’s first Formula One world champion, igniting a passion for the sport in that country which still exists today. The charismatic Brazilian won a second world title in 1974 and later made a successful switch to the United States, which culminated in two victories in the prestigious Indianapolis 500.

Sean Fitzpatrick (b.1963) is one of the giants of international rugby. Having made his debut for the All Blacks in 1986, he was appointed captain in 1992, ultimately playing in 121 international matches, including 92 Test matches, 51 of those as captain. Remarkably he played in 63 consecutive Test matches. Combining mobility and strength, he is rated as one of the bestever players in his position as hooker.

Widely regarded as Australia’s greatestever sportswoman, Dawn Fraser (b.1937) won four gold medals in three successive Olympic Games between 1956 and 1964, including three straight 100 metres freestyle titles. She became the first swimmer, male or female, to win the same event three times. Fraser rounded off her outstanding Olympic career at the Tokyo Games of 1964 when, just past her 27th birthday, she triumphed with her third consecutive 100 metres success. A silver in the relay boosted her Olympic career total to a remarkable eight medals.

Cathy Freeman’s (b.1973) victory in the 400 metres at the 2000 Sydney Olympics is one of the most indelible moments in Olympic history. After lighting the Olympic flame during the Opening Ceremony, her run for the gold medal became the iconic memory of the Games for host country Australia and made a stirring visual image around the world as she raced to victory in her yellow and green hooded running suit. Her feat won her the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award in 2001.

His most successful year was 1997 when he won 12 out of 15 races and finished second in another two, although frustratingly he crashed out of the final race of the season at his home Grand Prix when leading.

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Prior to his extraordinary double in 1995, Douillet had earned his first Olympic medal at the 1992 Barcelona Games, where he clinched a bronze in the heavyweight division. He claimed his first world title in Canada the following year and then repeated the effort twice, winning his third consecutive heavyweight crown in his front of home supporters in Paris.

Fittipaldi took over as the No.1 driver for Team Lotus after the death of Jochen Rindt in 1970, and he won his first world title just two years later. His second world title came with McLaren two years after that. In 1984, Fittipaldi joined the Indy Car series in the United States and quickly won the hearts of American race fans. He continued his brilliant performance on the track, winning the Indy Car championship in 1989 and the Indianapolis 500 in 1989 and 1993.

He took part in the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987, which saw New Zealand triumph over France in the final in Auckland. As captain, he led New Zealand to a series win over the touring British Lions in 1993, to a clean sweep in the first Tri-Nations tournament with Australia and South Africa in 1996 and to the All Blacks first-ever Test series win in South Africa.

She was recognised for her achievement in 1964 when she was named Australian of the Year. During her nine years of global swimming dominance, she set 28 world records. In 1981, she was awarded the prestigious Olympic Order.

She also won World Championship gold medals in 1997 and 1999 and an Olympic silver medal in Atlanta in 1996. An Aboriginal Australian, she is regarded as a role model for her people and, by many in the non-Aboriginal community, as a symbol of national reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians.

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Britain’s Tanni Grey-Thompson (b.1969) concluded a magnificent career with gold medals in the 100 and 400 metres at her final Paralympic Games in Athens in 2004. It took her medal haul from five Paralympics to 11 gold, four silver and a bronze and established her as one of the most gifted and courageous sportswomen of her generation. Born with spina bifida, she began using a wheelchair at the age of seven and took up wheelchair racing at 13. She made her debut at the 1988 Paralympics in Seoul where she was third in the 400 metres. At Barcelona four years later, she proved unbeatable, securing four gold medals to kick-start her remarkable career. She has also won six London Wheelchair Marathons and is now a member of the UK upper chamber of Parliament, the House of Lords.

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MARVELOUS MARVIN HAGLER BOXING, UNITED STATES

One of the greatest fighters of all time, Marvelous Marvin Hagler (b.1954) was World Middleweight Champion from 1980 to 1987. He compiled a career record of 62 wins, three loses, and two draws, with 52 wins by knockout, and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993. Hagler became champion in September 1980 with a victory in three rounds over Britain’s Alan Minter to take the undisputed title which he went on to hold for seven-and-a-half years. Hagler subsequently made 12 successful title defences. Among his victims were Vito Antuofermo, Mustafa Hamsho, Roberto Duran, Juan Roldan, John Mugabi and Thomas Hearns. His last fight in 1987 ended with a controversial split decision in favour of Sugar Ray Leonard. Hagler then retired from boxing, travelled to Italy and began another career as an actor, boxing analyst and sports commentator.

MIKA HÄKKINEN

TONY HAWK

MIKE HORN

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SKATEBOARDING, UNITED STATES

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Mika Häkkinen (b.1968) showed immense courage to come back from a crash in 1995, in which he nearly lost his life, to win back-to-back Formula One World Championships. Häkkinen was a test driver from 1993 with McLaren, whose front-line drivers were Ayrton Senna and Michael Andretti. When Andretti returned to the US and Senna left for Williams, Häkkinen became team leader.

The best-known action sportsman in history, Tony Hawk (b.1968) is a skateboarding legend. During his 20year competitive career, he defied gravity with his outlandish tricks and became a role model to millions of young people. He was given his first skateboard at nine, turned professional at 14 and by 16 was acknowledged as the best skateboarder in the world. Hawk won 12 World Championships, 13 X Games medals and invented over 80 tricks. He entered 103 professional contests, winning 73 of them and coming second in 19.

Mike Horn (b.1966) is one of the world’s greatest modern-day adventurerexplorers, undertaking feats of endurance and courage. He became known in 2000 after completing a solo 18-month journey around the equator without motor transport, by trimaran, foot, bicycle and canoe. This feat won him the 2001 Laureus World Alternative Sportsperson of the Year Award.

In 1995, Miguel Indurain (b.1964) became the first man to win five consecutive victories in the Tour de France, the premier distance cycling event in the world. Born in Navarre, Indurain was Spanish champion at 19 and competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics before turning professional in 1985. In that same year, he joined the Banesto team and raced in his first Tour. He made steady progress and celebrated his first Tour victory in 1991.

The arrival of Mercedes-Benz power gave him a car which matched his competitive instincts, and he won his first Grand Prix at Jerez in 1997. He never looked back, collecting his first World Championship in style in 1998, winning eight of the 16 races, and the following year retaining the title in the final race of the season. At the start of 2001, Häkkinen had another big accident, at the Australian Grand Prix, and retired at the age of 33.

His defining moment came in June 1999 when he made skateboarding history at the X Games by performing a ‘900’, which requires two-and-a-half full rotations while flying through the air. Although now retired, his fans follow all his moves via the video games that he has helped to develop.

In 2004, he completed a two-year solo 20,000 km circumnavigation of the Arctic Circle, by boat, kayak, ski kite and on foot, through Greenland, Canada, Alaska, the Bering Strait and Russia’s Siberia. In 2006, Horn and Norwegian explorer Borge Ousland became the first men to travel without dog or motorised transport to the North Pole during the permanent darkness of the Arctic months, reaching their destination after 60 days and five hours.

While winning the next four Tours, he demonstrated his incredible stamina by twice winning the Giro d’Italia in 1992 and 1993. Indurain excelled in short time trials and in 1996 took gold at the Olympic Games. His indomitable strength and the respect he showed to competitors and fans made him one of the most popular cyclists of all time.

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KIP KEINO

FRANZ KLAMMER

DAN MARINO

NAWAL EL MOUTAWAKEL

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With his powerful, upright style, Michael Johnson (b.1967) is regarded as the greatest 400 metres runner of all time. Five times an Olympic champion, he had won nine World Championship gold medals when he retired. The Texan was the first man to hold both 200 and 400 metres world records. Between 1990 and 1997, he had 58 consecutive wins over 400m and in the 200m, he won 32 straight races between 1990 and 1992.

Kip Keino (b.1940) is one of Kenya’s greatest Olympic athletes. His courage and determination in winning a gold in the 1,500 metres and a silver medal in the 5,000 metres in the 1968 Olympics, despite a gallbladder infection, endeared him to sports lovers around the world. That drive and single-minded determination to succeed against the odds has today made him one of the great benefactors to underprivileged children in Kenya.

Franz Klammer (b.1953) dominated downhill skiing during the mid-1970s and won 26 World Cup races and five Downhill World Cups. His finest hour came during the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck when he dramatically responded to the pressure of the home fans and won the Olympic downhill by 0.33 of a second. Austria had not won a gold medal during the first week of those Olympics and expectations were sky-high. Klammer did not disappoint.

By winning the 400 metres hurdles gold medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, Nawal El Moutawakel (b.1962) became the first Moroccan, African and Arab woman to win an Olympic track gold medal. Her watershed performance was watched live in her hometown of Casablanca in the early hours of the morning and locals poured onto the streets to celebrate.

Keino’s training at 1,800 metres above sea level helped to introduce high-altitude preparation as a normal technique to improve running. At 32, he tried his luck in the steeplechase at the 1972 Olympics. Though unfamiliar with the event, he upset the favourites in the field to win a gold medal and added a silver in the 1,500 metres.

Cheered on by a crowd of 60,000, he raced at the limit, throwing caution to the wind, eventually beating Switzerland’s Bernhard Russi, the 1972 gold medallist, into second place. Not only did Klammer post the fastest-ever speed recorded in the event, with an average of 102.828 km/h, but he thrilled the skiing world with a display of extreme daring and determination.

One of the greatest quarterbacks ever to have played, Dan Marino (b.1961) became the most prolific passer in National Football League history thanks to his lightning-quick release. In 1983, his first pro season, he made an immediate impact for the Miami Dolphins, as he threw 20 touchdowns and won rookie of the year honours. The following year he established a season record by becoming the only NFL passer to throw for more than 5,000 yards as he took his team to Super Bowl XIX.

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His first Olympic gold came in Barcelona in 1992 when he was a member of the US 4 x 400 metres relay team. Four years later in 1996 at Atlanta, he became the first athlete to win both 200m and 400m at the same Games. In Sydney in 2000 he retained the 400m title and won his fifth career gold in the 4x400m relay event.

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After 17 seasons with the Dolphins, Marino was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005, having established records in passing yardage (61,361), touchdown passes (420), completions (4,967) and pass attempts (8,358). Off the field, he and his wife Claire have created the Dan Marino Foundation to assist children suffering from autism.

A former Vice-Chair of Laureus and Minister of Sport and Youth in Morocco, Nawal plays an increasingly significant role in international sport. She was the Chair of the International Olympic Committee Evaluation Commission for the 2012 and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. And in January 2010, she was appointed Chair of the IOC Co-ordination Commission for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016, becoming the first woman ever to lead a Co-ordination Commission.

Widely acknowledged as the greatest windsurfer of all time, Robby Naish (b.1963) became world champion at the age of 13 and went on to win another 23 world titles. When the sport turned professional in 1981, he was ranked No.1 and maintained the top spot for six years. Raised in Hawaii, Naish had a knack for riding big waves and is renowned for his excellent slalom and course racing skills. He began surfing when he was just eight and picked up windsurfing three years later. After winning his first windsurfing World Championship in the Bahamas, he successfully defended his crown the following year in Italy. That triumph led to another victory in Mexico in 1978, beginning a decade of total dominance on the waves.

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ILIE NASTASE

MARTINA NAVRATILOVA

ALEXEY NEMOV

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GYMNASTICS, RUSSIA

With a fluid and bold style of tennis, Ilie Nastase (b.1946) was a popular player on the tennis circuit in the 1970s. Nastase won two Grand Slam singles titles – the US Open in 1972 and the French Open in 1973. Utilising his drop shots and touch volleys, he finished his career with 57 singles and 51 doubles titles.

While she was a champion on all surfaces, Martina Navratilova (b.1956) is most remembered for her play at Wimbledon. The Czech-born Navratilova mesmerised fans at the All England Club during her magnificent reign, which saw her win a record nine singles titles, including six in a row from 1982 to 1987. She retired from the game with 167 singles titles, 178 doubles titles and 59 Grand Slam crowns.

Although he came out on the losing end of the 1972 Wimbledon final, the five-set match with Stan Smith was one of the most thrilling contests ever seen there. During the peak of his career, Nastase also won three Grand Slam men’s doubles titles: the French Open with fellow Romanian Ion Tiriac in 1970; Wimbledon with Jimmy Connors in 1973; and the US Open, again with Connors, in 1975.

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During her extraordinary career, Navratilova served and volleyed her way to four US Open victories, three Australian Open wins and two French Opens. In 2003, she became the oldest Grand Slam winner and only the third player to have won every event (singles, doubles, mixed doubles) in the four Grand Slam tournaments when she clinched the Australian mixed doubles title at 46.

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GARY PLAYER

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Alexey Nemov (b.1976) demonstrated a unique style and elegance whenever he performed. An immensely popular crowd-pleaser, he won a total of 12 Olympic gymnastic medals, beginning in 1996 with two gold, one silver and three bronze at the Atlanta Olympics. Over the next four years he continually battled recurring shoulder injuries, yet he surprised everyone at the 2000 Sydney Olympics when he produced the best gymnastics of his career, once again taking home six medals, including the all-round title.

Jack Nicklaus (b.1940) was renowned for his ability to tame even the most demanding golf course. Using an arsenal of precision shot-making, power and one of the strongest minds the game has ever known, he is arguably the greatest player in the sport’s history. Voted the Best Individual Male Athlete of the 20th Century by Sports Illustrated magazine, Nicklaus won 18 majors, a feat unmatched in golf history. He won each of the four majors at least three times, including a record six green jackets at Augusta.

Gary Player (b.1935) is one of the game’s greatest players. The South African has won 163 titles and is one of only five golfers to have completed the coveted Grand Slam by winning all four of golf’s majors. In all, Player has won three US Masters, three British Open Championships, two US PGA Championships and a US Open. He has won the British Open in three different decades, showing his capacity to continually push himself to new challenges.

Morné du Plessis (b.1949) is a legendary figure in South African rugby and is regarded as one of his country’s greatest forwards. As manager of the Springboks, the South African national rugby team, du Plessis was instrumental in helping his side to a historic victory in their first-ever Rugby World Cup in 1995 on home soil.

In the 2004 Olympics, Nemov performed a routine with amazing release skills in the high-bar finals, for which the judges scored only 9.725. The outraged Athens crowd interrupted the competition for 15 minutes until Nemov pleaded for quiet. The incident resulted in a revision of the sport’s scoring system.

He immediately made his presence known as a professional when he beat Arnold Palmer in a play-off to win the US Open in Oakmont in 1962 to claim his first win and major. He showed impressive longevity, winning his last major championship at the age of 46 in the 1986 Masters.

Considered the best bunker player of all time, he possesses an extraordinary work ethic and coined the famous quote: ‘The harder you practise, the luckier you get.’ Now in his sixth decade as a professional, Player regularly competes on the Champions Tour and has been a wonderful ambassador for the game.

As a player, he represented his country in 22 Test matches (15 as captain), posting 18 wins. His impressive captaincy included triumphs over the fearsome All Blacks of 1976 and the British Lions of 1980. An intelligent No.8 with the Cape powerhouse team Western Province, du Plessis was first picked as a Springbok in 1971 during a Test series away to Australia where the visitors blanked their hosts taking three straight victories.

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HUGO PORTA

STEVE REDGRAVE

VIVIAN RICHARDS

MONICA SELES

MARK SPITZ

DALEY THOMPSON

RUGBY, ARGENTINA

ROWING, UNITED KINGDOM

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TENNIS, UNITED STATES

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At the peak of his career, Argentinian rugby player Hugo Porta (b.1951) was considered the best fly-half in the world. He was instrumental in making rugby an attractive option in football-obsessed South America. Porta was renowned for his kicking abilities, compiling an impressive 530 international points.

At Sydney in 2000, when Steve Redgrave (b.1962) won his fifth gold medal from as many consecutive Olympic Games, he confirmed his status as not only the finest rower the world has ever seen, but as one of the greatest Olympians of all time. His career achievements included: gold for the Coxed Fours in Los Angeles in 1984; gold with his previous partner Andy Holmes in the Coxless Pairs at Seoul in 1988; gold with partner Matthew Pinsent for the Coxless Pairs at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and the Atlanta Olympics in 1996; and a famous win in the Coxless Fours in Sydney.

Whenever he stepped into the batting crease, Vivian Richards (b.1952) invariably inflicted damage on opposing sides as his 8,540 runs for West Indies at Test level attest. The powerful right-handed batsman appeared in 121 Testmatches and notched 24 Test centuries. Richards made his Test debut in 1974 against India and in 1989 became the first West Indian cricketer to make 100 first-class hundreds.

Using two-fisted groundstrokes and an aggressive service return, Monica Seles (b.1973) is considered by many to be the first power player in the women’s game. After turning professional in 1988, she quickly turned heads when two years later at the age of 16 she became the youngest-ever winner of the French Open, beating the formidable Steffi Graf in straight sets. From 1991 to 1993, she was undoubtedly the dominant force in tennis as she won 22 titles and reached 33 finals of the 34 tournaments in which she played.

The Olympic achievements of Mark Spitz (b.1950), one of the most famous names in swimming, are unequalled. While studying at Indiana University, Spitz earned four national championships. After performing poorly in his first Olympics in Mexico City, winning only two gold medals in relays and a silver and bronze in his butterfly and freestyle races, Spitz produced the unthinkable at the 1972 Games.

Having won two Olympic gold medals in the decathlon, Daley Thompson (b.1958) at his peak can safely lay claim to being the best all-round athlete in track and field. Thompson dominated his event over a nine-year stretch that saw him take first place in the 1980 and 1984 Olympics, three Commonwealth titles (1978, 1982, 1986), two European titles (1982 and 1986) as well as a gold medal at the 1983 World Championships in Helsinki.

In one memorable match against perennial heavyweights New Zealand, the sturdy fly-half kicked all of his side’s 21 points as they drew with the much-feared All Blacks. He played for Argentina’s Pumas 65 times in Test matches and wore the captain’s armband for 11 years. Off the pitch, he was Argentinian Ambassador to South Africa and received the Order of Good Hope award from President Nelson Mandela. He also served as Argentina’s Minister of Sport.

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In addition to his Olympic successes, and following four unbeaten seasons from 1993 to 1996, he won his ninth World Championship gold in August 1999. He was diagnosed with diabetes in 1997.

He also assisted the West Indies side in claiming victory in the first two Cricket World Cup tournaments. In 1976 he produced a massive total of 1,710 Test runs, including a remarkable 829 runs against England during a four-match series. Taking over as captain of the squad in 1980, he propelled West Indies to their greatest spell at Test level as they won 27 times.

Overall, Seles clinched 53 singles titles, including nine Grand Slams (four Australian Opens, three French Opens and two US Opens). After becoming a US citizen, Seles helped her new country win the Federation Cup in 1996 and 2000 and then went on to secure herself a bronze at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney.

He swam in seven different events – four individual and three relays – setting a world record time in all of them. The unmatched performance left him as the first person to have taken most golds at a single Olympics, until Michael Phelp’s eight golds at the Beijing Games in 2008. He also broke 35 world records during his career.

In addition, his 1984 gold medal performance was recognised as a world record after a scoring error had been discovered. Despite his unsuccessful bid to win an unprecedented third gold in Seoul, Thompson racked up 19 decathlon wins, including an incredible streak of 12 straight first places.

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STEVE WAUGH

KATARINA WITT

SKIING, ITALY

CRICKET, AUSTRALIA

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Alberto Tomba (b.1966) is highly regarded for his outstanding skill and aggressive style in both Slalom and Giant Slalom events. The charismatic Italian recorded 50 World Cup race wins and participated in four Winter Olympics, taking three golds and two silvers. Tomba accomplished a fantastic double, taking the Slalom and Giant Slalom at his first Olympics in 1988.

When he retired in January 2004, Steve Waugh (b.1965) was the most successful captain in the history of Test cricket, with 41 wins in 57 Tests. In his career, he scored 10,927 Test runs at an average of 51.06, including 32 centuries. The team he led won successive World Cups in 1999 and 2003. In his last match, a record finalday crowd of 27,000 at the Sydney Cricket Ground roared their appreciation as Waugh was chaired round the ground by his team-mates at the end of his 168th and final Test match.

Enchanting figure skater Katarina Witt (b.1965) left an indelible mark on her sport. She took her first Olympic gold medal in 1984 in Sarajevo and then repeated the feat at the 1988 Games in Calgary, becoming the first skater in 50 years to achieve such a feat. During the 1980s she was in full command of her abilities on the ice as she clinched four World Championships and earned six successive European titles. Mixing glamour with athleticism, her graceful moves captivated audiences.

He then proceeded to become the first Alpine skier to defend his Olympic title as he raced to victory in the 1992 Giant Slalom in Albertville and was placed second in the Slalom. Not content with this performance, he then added to his tally by taking a silver medal in the Slalom at the 1994 Winter Games as he once more set a record, becoming the only skier to reach the podium in three different Winter Olympics.

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A batsman who mixed mental courage with natural ability, it was Waugh’s contribution as a captain that has seen him become a legend of the game. In his time as captain, Waugh fashioned Australia into arguably the greatest cricket team of all time.

Although she could not compete at the 1992 Games because she had turned professional, Witt was allowed to return and compete in her third Olympic Games in Lillehammer in 1994, where she skated a piece that paid tribute to the then war-ravaged city of Sarajevo.

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Laureus Sport for Good Foundation

Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Trust South Africa

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Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Germany

Laureus Foundation Switzerland

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Fondazione Laureus Italia Onlus

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Laureus Ambassadors are people from sport, business and the media, who have made a significant contribution to sport in their own community. Below is a selection of Ambassadors who support the work of Laureus around the world.

AMBASSADORS Paul Accola Alpine Skiing Kurt Aeschbacher TV Personality Cecil Afrika Rugby Franziska van Almsick Swimming Natascha Badmann Triathlete Mansour Bahrami Tennis Robert Baker Golf Baschi Pop Singer Layne Beachley Surfing Kenny Beleay Trail Biker Verena Bentele Visually impaired Skiing Serge Betsen Rugby Miki Biasion Motor Racing Denise Bielmann Figure skating Ole Bischof Judo Stefan Blöcher Hockey Fredi Bobic Football Annabelle Bond Mountaineer Marco Bortolami Rugby Vicente del Bosque Football Martin Braxenthaler Paralympic Skiing Schalk Brits Rugby Schalk Burger Rugby Adolfo Cambiaso Polo

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Fabian Cancellara Cycling Jesús Carballo Gymnastics Jackie Chan Movie/Kung Fu Stéphane Chapuisat Football Almudena Cid Gymnastics Alex Corretja Tennis David Coulthard Formula 1 Lawrence Dallaglio Rugby Lin Dan Badminton Deco Football Deshun Deysel Climbing Andrea Dovizioso Motorcycling Ernst Van Dyk Wheelchair racing Desiree Ellis Football Alessandro Fabian Triathlete Luis Figo Football Alejandra Garcia Flood Pole Vault Frank Fredericks Athletics Jan Frodeno Triathlete Martin Fuchs Equestrian Carlos Lima Fuente Athlete Danilo Gallinari Basketball Yvonne van Gennip Speed Skating Felix Gottwald Skiing

Ruud Gullit Football Lara Gut Alpine Skiing Bryan Habana Rugby Eduardo Heguy Polo Tim Henman Tennis Kelly Holmes Athletics Pieter van den Hoogenband Swimming Edith Hunkeler Wheelchair racing Maria Höfl-Riesch Skiing Colin Jackson Athletics Butch James Rugby Ariella Kaeslin Athletics Elvira Khasyanova Synchronised Swimming Taig Khris Inline skating Christa Kinshofer Skiing Conny Kissling Free skiing Vitali Klitschko Boxing Wladimir Klitschko Boxing Daria Korobova Synchronised Swimming Janica Kostelic Skiing Nia Künzer Women’s Football Dr. Thomas Ladner Business Personality Christoph Langen Bobsleigh

Henri Leconte Tennis Jens Lehmann Football Kathrin Lehmann Ice Hockey/Football Lennox Lewis Boxing Tegla Loroupe Long distance running Michael Lynagh Rugby Fabrizio Macchi Para Cycling Filippo Magnini Swimming Hermann Maier Skiing Matteo Manassero Golf Maurizio Margaglio Ice skating Ferran Martínez Basketball Juan Mata Football Baby Jake Matlala Boxing AP McCoy Horse Racing Barry McGuigan Boxing Sarah Meier Figure Skating Elana Meyer Long distance running Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum Show jumping Roger Milla Football Juan de la Cruz Fernández Miranda Rugby

Nicolás Fernández Miranda Rugby Thomas Muster Tennis Umberto Pellizzari Free diving Manuela Pesko Snowboarding Santiago Phelan Rugby Bertrand Piccard Adventurer Barbara Fusar Poli Ice Skating Shaun Pollock Cricket Birgit Prinz Football Lucas Radebe Football John Robbie Rugby Todd Rogers Volleyball Maria Cecilia Rognoni Hockey Antonio Rossi Canoeing Nico Rosberg Formula 1 David de Rothschild Eco Adventurer Rainer Maria Salzgeber TV Personality (Sports) Ryan Sandes Ultra Trail Runner Edwin van der Sar Football Christoph Sauser Mountain Biking Axel Schulz Boxing Ralf Schumacher Motor racing

Nino Schurter Mountain Biking Pius Schwizer Equestrian Jochen Schümann Sailing Marcel Siem Golf Gian Simmen Snowboarding Emma Snowsill Triathlete Albert Soler Former Secretary of Sports Felix Sturm Boxing Alain Sutter Football Juan Ignacio Sánchez Basketball Michael Teuber Paralympic Cycling Anzhelika Timanina Synchronised Swimming Natalie du Toit Swimming Alessandro Troncon Rugby Cynthia Tshaka TV presenter Amaya Valdemoro Basketball Michael Vaughan Cricket Esther Vergeer Wheelchair Tennis Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Tennis André Villas-Boas Football Filippo Volandri Tennis Courtney Walsh Cricket

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LAUREUS SPORT FOR GOOD FOUNDATION

LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS WINNERS

LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS WINNERS AWARD

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2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

WORLD SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Michael Schumacher

Lance Armstrong Michael (rescinded) Schumacher

Roger Federer

Roger Federer

Roger Federer

Roger Federer

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt

Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic

Usain Bolt

WORLD SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

Marion Jones (rescinded)

Cathy Freeman

Jennifer Capriati

Serena Williams Annika Sorenstam

Kelly Holmes

Janica Kostelic

Yelena Isinbayeva

Justine Henin

Yelena Isinbayeva

Serena Williams

Lindsey Vonn

Vivian Cheruiyot

Jessica Ennis

WORLD TEAM OF THE YEAR

Manchester United

French Football Team

Australian Cricket Team

Brazilian National English Rugby Football Team Union Team

Greek Football Team

Renault F1 Team

Italian Football Team

South African Rugby Team

China Olympic Team

Brawn GP F1 Team

Spain Football Team

FC Barcelona

European Ryder Cup Team

WORLD BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR

Sergio Garcia

Marat Safin

Juan Pablo Montoya

Yao Ming

Michelle Wie

Liu Xiang

Rafael Nadal

Amelie Mauresmo

Lewis Hamilton

Rebecca Adlington

Jenson Button

Martin Kaymer

Rory McIlroy

Andy Murray

WORLD COMEBACK OF THE YEAR

Lance Armstrong Jennifer (rescinded) Capriati

Goran Ivanisevic Ronaldo

Hermann Maier

Alessandro Zanardi

Martina Hingis

Serena Williams

Paula Radcliffe

Vitali Klitschko

Kim Clijsters

Valentino Rossi

Darren Clarke

Felix Sanchez

WORLD SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR WITH A DISABILITY

Louise Sauvage

Vinny Lauwers

Esther Vergeer

Michael Milton

Earle Conner

Chantal Petitclerc

Ernst van Dyk

Martin Braxenthaler

Esther Vergeer

Daniel Dias

Natalie du Toit

Verena Bentele

Oscar Pistorius

Daniel Dias

WORLD ACTION SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR

Shaun Palmer

Mike Horn

Bob Burnquist

Dean Potter

Layne Beachley

Ellen MacArthur

Angelo d’Arrigo

Kelly Slater

Shaun White

Kelly Slater

Stephanie Gilmore

Kelly Slater

Kelly Slater

Felix Baumgartner

SPORT FOR GOOD AWARD

Eunice Kip Keino Kennedy Shriver

Peter Blake

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India/Pakistan Cricket Team

Gerry Storey

Jurgen Griesbeck

Luke Dowdney

Brendan & Sean Tuohey

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Dikembe Mutombo

May El-Khali

Raí Souza Vieira de Oliveira

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LAUREUS SPIRIT OF SPORT AWARD

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Boston Red Sox

Valentino Rossi

FC Barcelona

Dick Pound

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European Ryder Cup Team

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Pelé

Steve Redgrave Peter Blake

Gary Player

Arne Naess

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Johan Cruyff

Franz Beckenbauer

Sergey Bubka

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Nawal El Moutawakel

Zinedine Zidane

Bobby Charlton

Sebastian Coe

LAUREUS ACADEMY EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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Michael Phelps

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