MONACO WORLD SPORTS LEGENDS AWARD 2020

MONACO WORLD SPORTS LEGENDS AWARD 2020

The Oscars of Sport

We announce that the prestigious Monaco World Sports Legends Award, the Oscars of Sport, cannot be held this year due to the current international situation but we are already working on the 2021 Edition with the presence of many world-renowned sporting stars! The Monaco World Sports Legends Award - the Oscars of Sport - aims at promoting sport’s ethical and moral values in order to inspire the new generations. The Awarded gain entry to the Pantheon of World Sporting Legends by leaving their hand prints.

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The World Sport Legends Award’s Red Carpet is among Monte Carlo’s most prestigious and has become the place to be. For this, there are special appearances by celebrities, cinema stars, sport champions and VIPs.
The event is presented by international star Lorena Baricalla, Ambassadress and Master of Ceremonies of the Monaco World Sports Legends Award.
The statuette for the Oscars of Sport is the work of the international artist, Marcos Marin, who has painted the portraits of some of the world’s most influential men and women. Marin created a sculpture which brings together all the symbolism and values of WSLA.

The Prize “World Sports Legends Award” is presented to sporting champions both active and retired, who have distinguished themselves not only in their sporting exploits but also for their example as inspiring role models for the new generations.
The Prize “WSLA Best Sports Values” is awarded to an athlete who stands out for an exemplary sporting gesture which embodies sport’s ethical and moral values, or to well-known people for their community support through sport.
The Prize “WSLA Posthumous Award” is conferred on great champions with legendary careers or to well-known people who operated in the sporting sector.
The WSLA is an event which is enjoying ever greater success, and only five years since its inception, it is worth noting that on its 16 social networks and web channels, the photos and videos of the Oscars of Sport attract round 5,600,000 unique views per year.

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The greatest world sporting champions Awarded in the past years:
2019
Nasser Al-Attiyah
Qatar, 3 times Paris-Dakar winner
Mario Andretti
United States of America, F1 World Champion, Indycar and Nascar Champion
Loris Capirossi
Italy, 3 times MotoGP World Champion
Ana Gabriela Guevara
Mexico, World Champion of 400m, multi Olympic medalist
"WSLA Best Sports Values Award": Connie Henry for the Track Academy
Great Britain, Athletics
"WSLA Posthumous Award": Ferenc Puskás
Hungary, Football Champion and Legend of the Football world, in the year of the inauguration of the national stadium of his nation named after him. This is also the 10th anniversary of the launch of FIFA Puskás Award, the global prize for the goal of the year).
The Award will be received by his grand-daughter Ane De Juan Damborena and the Olympic Champion Pál Schmitt, former president of Hungary.

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2018
Osvaldo Ardiles
Argentina, Football World Champion
Jutta Kleinschmidt
Germany, the only woman who has won the Paris-Dakar
Freddie Spencer
United States of America, 3 times MotoGP World Champion
“WSLA Best Sports Values Award”: Dott. Claudio Costa for the Clinica Mobile
Italy, the doctor and founder of the Mobile Clinic in MotoGp, which has saved the lives of many champions
“WSLA Posthumous Award”: Ayrton Senna
Brazil, 3 times Formula 1 World Champion and one of Formula 1’s greatest legends
The Award was received by his niece, Bianca Senna, President of the “Instituto Ayrton Senna”

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2017
Michael Doohan
Australia, 5 times MotoGP World Champion
Jacky Ickx
Belgium, 6 times winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1-time winner Paris-Dakar, 2 times Vice-World Champion of Formula 1
Josefa Idem
Italy, Canoe Racing, Olympic Champion, 5 times World Champion, 8 times European Champion
Michèle Mouton
France, 1-time vice-world champion of Rallye, President of the FIA’s Women & Motor Sport Commission, FIA’s Manager in the World Rally Championship, Co-founder of the international motorsport event Race of Champions
Armin Zöggeler
Italy, Luge, 2 Times Olympic Champion, 6 times World Champion, 4 times European Champion and 10 world cup

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2016
Giacomo Agostini
Italy, Motor cycle racing/ 15 times World Champion of Motor cycling GP
Carl Fogarty
England, Motor cycling Superbike- 4 times Superbike World Champion
Mika Häkkinen
Finland/ Formula1 - 2 times Formula 1 World Champion
Tia Hellebaut
Belguim, Athletics - Olympic high-jump gold medal
Jhong Uhk Kim
Korea/ United States of America, Kung Fu Grandmaster
Sir Anthony McCoy
Northern Ireland, horse racing jockey - 20 times Jockey Champion, a record of 289 jump wins in 2001/2002 season and the most jump winners during his career, with 4,358 victories
Jean-Marie Pfaff
Belgium, Football - First winner of World's Best Goalkeeper
Pernilla Wiberg
Sweden, Alpine Ski Racer - 2 Olympic gold medals/ 4 World Championships/ 1 World Cup overall title
“WSLA Best Sports Values Award”: Victor Tello for Promotora Mexicana De Valores Deportivos A.C
Mexico, Baseball and Football
“WSLA Posthumous Award”: Antony Noghès
Monaco, for having created the Monaco Grand Prix in 1929, the Rallye Monte-Carlo in 1911, the checkered flag used to end races in 1931
The Prize has been received by Yann-Antony Noghès and Lionel Noghès.

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