Nominees for 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards Announced

  0 Lauren Neidigh | January 11th, 2017 | News

The official lists of nominees for the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards have been announced. There are 7 award categories with 6 nominees each. Categories include Sportsman of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year, Team of the Year, Breakthrough of the Year, Comeback of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability, and Action Sportsperson of the Year.

While there were no volleyball players nominated, there are several household names on the lists that sports fans will recognize. That includes basketball stars Stephen Curry and LeBron James, as well as swimming standouts Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky. Below are the full lists of nominees in each category.

Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award:

  • Usain Bolt
  • Stephen Curry
  • Mo Farah
  • LeBron James
  • Andy Murray
  • Cristiano Ronaldo

Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award:

  • Simone Biles
  • Allyson Felix
  • Angelique Kerber
  • Katie Ledecky
  • Elaine Thompson
  • Laura Kenny

Laureus World Team of the Year Award:

  • Brazil men’s Olympic football team
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Chicago Cubs
  • Mercedes AMG Petronas
  • Portugal men’s football team
  • Real Madrid

Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award:

  • Almaz Ayana
  • Fiji men’s rugby sevens team
  • Iceland men’s football team
  • Leicester City
  • Nico Rosberg
  • Wayde van Niekerk

Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award:

  • Ruth Beitia
  • Michael Phelps
  • Juan Martin Del Potro
  • Fabienne St Louis
  • Nick Skelton
  • Aksel Lund Svindal

Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award:

  • Ihar Boki
  • Omara Durand
  • Marcel Hug
  • Sophie Pascoe
  • Siamand Rahman
  • Beatrice Vio

Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year Award:

  • Rachel Atherton
  • Pedro Barros
  • John John Florence
  • Chloe Kim
  • Kelly Sildaru
  • Tyler Wright

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