In front of a global television and online audience, the Awards were attended by the biggest names in sport, both past and present. The event returned to Europe for the first time since London in 2012, after taking place in leading sports cities around the world in recent years, including Rio de Janeiro and Shanghai.
Among the sporting greats who have been named as winners of Laureus Awards since 2000 are Usain Bolt, Novak Djokovic, Michael Schumacher, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Alex Ferguson, Lewis Hamilton, Rafael Nadal, Pelé, Steve Redgrave, Ronaldo, Kelly Slater, Shaun White, Yelena Isenbayeva and Zinedine Zidane.
Edwin Moses, double Olympic gold medallist and Chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy, said: “I am delighted that the 2016 Laureus Awards is to be staged in Berlin. Our Foundation has been very active in spreading the Sport for Good message since 2001 and it’s exciting to be bringing the Awards to Germany for the first time. Everyone there has a real passion for sport and I know this will be an occasion to remember.”
Michael Mueller, Mayor of Berlin, said: "The Laureus World Sports Awards celebrate the achievements of the world's top sportsmen and women and highlight the incredible power of sport. All around the world sports brings people together. The spirit of the Laureus Awards fits to a city like Berlin. We are delighted to be the first German city to host this special event."
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