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BERLIN, February 26, 2016 – The Nominations for the 2016 Laureus World Sports Awards will be announced on March 2 – and some of the greatest names in sport are waiting to see if they will be on the shortlist, following a vote by the world’s media.


Six Nominees will be announced for each of the Sportsman, Sportswoman, Team, Breakthrough, Comeback, Disability and Action Sports categories.


Former winners Usain Bolt, Genzebe Dibaba, Novak Djokovic, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Lewis Hamilton, Lyndsey Vonn and Serena Williams have all had excellent years and will be hoping to be nominated again.


Football has some strong individual contenders in Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and US women’s star Carli Lloyd, who scored a hat-trick in the World Cup final.


FC Barcelona and the US Women’s Football Team will be hoping to be shortlisted for the Team Award, as will the All Blacks, the Chinese Women’s Volleyball Team and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One.


Stephen Curry and LeBron James both had an inspiring year in basketball, while boxer Floyd Mayweather, gymnasts Simone Biles and Kohei Uchimura, track and field’s Allyson Felix, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and David Rudisha and Tour de France winner Chris Froomeare all possible Nominees.


The Laureus World Sports Awards are the most prestigious honours in the international sporting calendar. The Nominees are selected by the votes of a panel of 2,000 of the world’s media.


The eventual winners are then chosen from the Nominations list in a secret ballot by the 55 members of the Laureus World Sports Academy and receive their Awards at a globally televised Awards Ceremony in Berlin on April 18.


While celebrating the greatest sporting successes of the year, the Awards Ceremony also showcases the work of Laureus Sport for Good, which has supported more than 150 sports-based community projects around the world and has helped to improve the lives of millions of young people.

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