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20 years of Laureus

On this day 20 years ago, one of the most powerful speeches in sporting history was spoken on stage at the inaugural Laureus World Sports Awards. Standing alongside 24 of the world’s greatest living sporting legends, Laureus’ First Patron Nelson Mandela said: “Sport...

COVID-19 Response

In these challenging times of uncertainty brought about by the global Covid-19 pandemic, we want to use our platform to spread key messages and helpful information to support the Laureus family and wider communities.In an effort to share knowledge, learnings and best...

Bryan Habana inducted into Laureus World Sports Academy

BERLIN, February 16, 2020 – Ahead of Monday’s landmark 20th anniversary Laureus World Sports Awards in Berlin, South African rugby legend Bryan Habana has been inducted into the Laureus World Sports Academy. Widely regarded as one of the greatest rugby players of all...


A powerful message to help social projects who use sport as a tool for social change.


A network of national projects combating some of the toughest social challenges faced by youth.


Eighteen sports celebrities who lend their time and expertise to inspire young people to greatness.


Identifying and training youth to transform their communities through sport.