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Swiss Athlete of the Year 2006

17.12.2006 | Off Court

Roger was elected Swiss Athlete of the Year 2006 at the  Sports Awards" ceremony in Bern yesterday, after already having won the award in 2003 and 2004.

 

As Roger has already taken up training for the next season he joined the show via live broadcast from Dubai. He said that he wanted to reach many more high goals next year. "It was a great year, many more like this are welcome to follow", he said to the Swiss audience. Bernhard Russi, former ski-champion, handed over the award and praised all nominees as "best of their domain" (Stéphane  Lambiel, ice-skating; Fabian Cancellara, cycling). Roger clearly took home the award, heading the election by about 30 percent of the votes. "I hope I can take part in the event personally in the future", Roger said after having been announced the winner. He also addressed his thanks to his fans who show their support with Swiss flags in stadiums all over the world. Roger had chosen Severin Lüthi, the Swiss Davis Cup captain, to receive the trophy in Bern. At the end of the event there was even a special surprise for our star: Tiger Woods, who has been elected World Sportsman of the Year twice just like Roger, praised him as an athlete and a friend.

 

The other winners are Tanja Frieden (snowboard) as Female Athlete of the Year, the national soccer team as Team of the Year, Köbi Kuhn as Coach of the Year (national soccer team), Johan Djourou (soccer) as Newcomer of the Year as well as Edith Hunkeler as Handicapped Athlete of the Year.

 
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12/18/2006 | 02:39 PM
How proud of you I am!
Congratulations!
Another big prize for this magnificient year!Not only you deserve the honour of being THE SWISS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 2006, furthermore you would have to be recognized as the THE BEST ATHLETE OF THE WORLD 2006

I'
12/18/2006 | 12:58 PM
Congratulations Roger,
on winning the award for the third time. There is no end to this rain of awards, see what happens when you are this good?
Hope that your training is successful and you are healthy and well.

love
m&y
12/18/2006 | 11:49 AM
Hi Roger,

Congratulations!

It's great that you are already training. I am looking forward to watching you next year. I hope to see you in person in Key Biscayne.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

12/18/2006 | 11:17 AM
Congrats Roger!!!

Love to see your sweet smile...
12/18/2006 | 10:31 AM
Congratulationsss!!!!
I cann't wait anymore for the new season, I'm so excited ;)
Good luck, love you.
Lana -oxxo-
12/18/2006 | 09:45 AM
Beautiful news. About time too. LOL


Linda (Luton-UK)
12/18/2006 | 07:21 AM
HI ROGER
THIS IS A GREAT HONOUR FOR YOU TO SELECT SWISS ATHLETE OF 2006, AND I M VERY HAPPY, KEEP GOING IN 2007

KIND REGARDS
HASEEB ANSARI
12/18/2006 | 06:49 AM
what more can i say my dear roger. You're just simply the BEST!!! Can't wait to see you play next year. But for now, just enjoy your day! Stay happy. Luv and kisses...
12/18/2006 | 05:23 AM
congratulations great roger... an other success for you... its obvious that you are the best swiss athlete... oh roger im so proud of you... i told you that if you could go to costa rica someday... please go to my house...i know that its really dificult..
12/18/2006 | 04:48 AM
Congratulations Roger on your sweet swiss victory! You're an amazing athlete and person. I'm so happy for you!