Laureus World Sports Awards 2020: Tiger Woods, Eliud Kipchoge in fray for men's award; Simone Biles, Megan Rapinoe headline women's contenders
Tiger Woods, champion marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton are the top contenders to grab the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award
Laureus Sports Awards 2020: Rafael Nadal, Lewis Hamilton and Lionel Messi among nominees for World Sportsman of the Year
Tennis stars Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka along with teen sensation Coco Gauf are competing for this year's Laureus Awards after being nominated in different categories.
Laureus 2018-19: Vinesh Phogat says she is better equipped to deal with pressure going into 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Vinesh Phogat speaks to Firstpost, about her getting nominated for the award, her training under coach Woller Akos, the difference between foreign and Indian coaches, preparations for the Tokyo Olympics and more.
Laureus 2018-19: Serie A needs to start investing big again, says former Brazil and AC Milan legend Cafu
In modern football, where club football in Europe has become a lot about money, Cafu thinks Seria A needs to start investing big again.
Laureus 2018-19: Didier Deschamps, Lindsey Vonn, Eliud Kipchoge among stars to attend glitzy ceremony in Monaco
Among the Laureus Academy members who have already confirmed are Franz Beckenbauer, Boris Becker, Sergey Bubka, Cafu, Nadia Comaneci, Luis Figo, Cathy Freeman, Edwin Moses, Alessandro Del Piero, Steve Waugh among others.
Laureus 2018-19: Footballer Joe Thompson talks about beating cancer twice, realising long-standing Wembley dream and more
After beating cancer for the second time, Thompson made an emotional return to play for Rochdale in their FA Cup replay against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, realising a dream of playing at the stadium.
Wrestler Vinesh Phogat, who won a gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and the 2018 Asian Games, becomes the first Indian to receive a nomination in the history of Laureus World Sports Awards.
Laureus 2018-19: Here are final 10 contenders for Sporting Moment of the Year to be declared in Monaco on 18 February
It’s now decision time as the ten winning moments go up against each other in a public vote to see who will be crowned the overall Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year.
Laureus CEO Jonathan Hill interview: I want to bring a Laureus event to India, love the idea of a celebrity hockey match for charity
Laureus CEO Jonathan Hill talks to Firstpost about his role at Laureus, his biggest challenge at the organisation, his stints with The Football Association and Euro '96 and Laureus' plans for India.
Laureus Sporting Moment Award, December nominees: When Edwin Vermetten helped PTSD-afflicted Paul Guest
Vermetten’s quick-thinking enabled Guest to regain his composure and complete the match alongside Vermetten. The incident, although brief, summed up what the Invictus Games is about – and demonstrated the deep bond between competitors.
Laureus Sporting Moment Award, December nominees: Sports transcend borders to bring North and South Korea together
For the first time ever, North and South Korea united at the Games to form one Ice Hockey team. To show this was not a one-off, the nations also united again at the World Table Tennis Championships later in the year in Sweden.
Laureus Sporting Moment Award, December nominees: Wild Boars football team's special day out with Manchester United
In a special gesture, Manchester United invited the Wild Boars football team to visit their training ground where they were met by United’s manager, Jose Mourinho and each member of the team received a special hug from The Special One.
Laureus Sporting Moment Award, December nominees: Premier League club Manchester City honours two of their biggest fans
Manchester City saluted two of their biggest fans at their home match against Fulham, with 98-year-old Olga and her 102-year-old sister Vera leading the teams out at the Etihad Stadium.
The Laureus Sporting Moment of the Month campaign for December has been launched with four engaging and emotional Moments. Check this month's nominees
The 19th edition of the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards will be held in Monaco on 18 February, 2018. Last year, tennis great Roger Federer won the Laureus Sportsman of the Year award for a record fifth time.
Caster Semenya on her biggest achievement and her need to win maiden Commonwealth Games medal at Gold Coast
For Caster Semenya, the gold medal she won at Pune's Commonwealth Youth Games ten years ago will forever hold a bigger spot in her heart than even her twin Olympic golds and three World Championships medals.
Yuvraj Singh to take call on retirement after 2019, regrets not playing enough Test cricket for India
Out of the national team reckoning for a while now, India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh says he will continue playing cricket till 2019 before taking a call on his retirement.
Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal, Cristiano Ronaldo to win Sportsman of the Year award; Serena Williams best among women
The Swiss tennis star, who won the Australian Open and Wimbledon this year, also clinched the Comeback of the Year award following his achievements after making a comeback from a serious knee injury.
"As a captain, he is still developing and needs some time to rope in his excitement and emotions. But that’s the way he plays. I think he just needs to get a bit of awareness that everyone in the side cannot play in that fashion," Waugh said.
Former Chelsea Football Club and Tottenham Hotspur coach Andre Villas-Boas speaks to our reporter Amit Kamath at the Laureus Awards in Monaco.