Lindsey Vonn to host Laureus Awards

Seville (Spain), April 6 : Lindsey Vonn, former World Cup alpine ski racer, will host the 2022 Laureus World Sports Awards show in the picturesque Spanish city of Seville on April 24. First staged in 2000, the Laureus celebrates the achievements of individuals and teams across all sports. The winners are chosen by the votes of the 71 members of the Laureus World Sports Academy. The winners, in a variety of different categories, will be revealed in a ‘virtual’ format as a result of continuing uncertainty over the Covid-19 pandemic. Among the nominees, selected by a panel of more than 1200 of the leading sports journalists and broadcasters in the world, are Neeraj Chopra, Tom Brady, Robert Lewandowski, Max Verstappen, Elaine Thompson-Herah, Emma McKeon, Emma Raducanu, Pedri, Simone Biles, Sky Brown, Mark Cavendish, Tom Daley, Marc Marquez, Diede De Groot, Marcel Hug, Carissa Moore and Momiji Nishiya. Meanwhile, among those shortlisted for the Laureus Team of the Year Award are three football teams: European Championship winners Italy, Copa America winners Argentina and the Barcelona Women’s team which won the Champions League.

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