Beijing, 13 Jan (Prensa Latina) The 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards in its XVI Edition, the premier honours event in the international sporting calendar, is to be held in Shanghai, China on April 15 according to the organizers.
The globally televised Awards Ceremony, attended by many of the living legends of sport, which celebrates the achievements of the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of the year will take place in The Great Theater of that city.
Dr Edwin Moses, Chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy, a group of 46 of the greatest living legends of sport, said: "I am delighted that the 2015 Laureus Awards will be held in Shanghai, an exhilarating and vibrant city. This is the first time the Awards have been held in China and this is an exciting new adventure for us. We will be using the 2015 Awards to send that message from Shanghai around China and the world to show how sport can make a difference to the lives of every one of us.
Shanghai, one of China’s most iconic travel destinations and one of the most spectacular cities on Earth, is a perfect location for the 2015 Laureus World Sports Awards said the former runner of 400 meters.
The Award is a recognition to the best sportsmen each year and winners are selected by the 47 members of the Foundation which supports 150 community projects in 34 countries.
Among the sporting greats who have previously been named as winners of Laureus Awards over the last 15 years have been Usain Bolt, Sebastian Coe, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Alex Ferguson, Lewis Hamilton, Kelly Holmes, Yao Ming, Rafael Nadal, Pelé, Steve Redgrave, Ronaldo, Michael Schumacher, Kelly Slater, Shaun White, Serena Williams, Liu Xiang and Zinedine Zidane.