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Laureus World Sports Awards

08.03.2005 | Off Court

Roger was today nominated for the "greatest televised sports awards show in the world", the Laureus World Sports Awards, as Sportsman of the Year. It is a great honour for Roger to be amongst the six nominees:



Nominees Laureus World Sportsman of the Year


Lance Armstrong (US) – winner of Tour de France cycle race for record sixth time


Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco) – winner of Olympic 1,500 and 5,000 metres


Roger Federer (Switzerland) – winner of three Grand Slam tennis events in 2004


Michael Phelps (US) – winner of six swimming gold medals in Athens Olympics


Michael Schumacher (Germany) – winner of 7th Formula One World Championship


Valentino Rossi (Italy) – winner of fourth World MotoGP Championship




A record number of sports journalists from around the world have voted this year to select the nominees for the Laureus World Sports Awards, Portugal 2005. When the ballot closed on February 15, a total of 528 members of the Laureus Media Selection Panel from 82 countries had voted. Nominees for the Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award and the Laureus World Alternative Sportsperson of the Year Award have been chosen by a specialist selection panel. The names of the winners, as voted by the Laureus World Sports Academy, will be unveiled during a televised Awards Ceremony staged at Casino Estoril on the evening of May 16, 2005.


Please find further details under www.laureus.com.

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