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.
The boxers were originally scheduled to travel in December to prepare for the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. However, that too did not work out because of visa issues.
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A glittering collection of the greatest sportsmen, sportswomen and teams have been nominated for this year's Laureus World Sports Awards, following a global vote by the world's media.
Van Niekerk suffered multiple knee tears last month playing in a celebrities' touch rugby match, one of the curtain-raisers to a South Africa-New Zealand Test in Cape Town.
Wayde van Niekerk may be No 1 attraction in world athletics but he'll never be Usain Bolt, says Michael Johnson
Van Niekerk is the current World and Olympic champion in the 400m and many feel that he will fill-up the void left by Bolt, who retired after the last World Championship in London.
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"I will never try and fill Usain's shoes, or Michael's," said van Niekerk. "I've shown enough dominance, hard work and performances to start building my own image and brand."
Wayde van Niekerk's dreams of emulating legend Michael Johnson's 200m/400m world double lay in tatters on Thursday as Turkey's 9/1 outsider Ramil Guliyev edged the 200m final
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Makwala had been barred from running in Tuesday's 400m final after being diagnosed with the stomach ailment on Monday — which under English health recommendations requires 48 hours' quarantine.
Makwala, who has become a genuine medal contender on the world stage late in his career, had fallen victim to the virus which swept one of the hotels hosting athletes and their support staff.
Here are the events and the athletes that you should watch out for on Day 6 of IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017.
IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Mo Farah, Wayde van Niekerk, Lakshmanan Govindan in action on Day 6
Here's all you need to know about the schedule of events to be held in IAAF World Athletics Championship 2017 on Day 6.
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Here's all you need to know about the schedule of events to be held in IAAF World Athletics Championship 2017 on Day 5.
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IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Wayde van Niekerk faces tough task in star-studded 400m final
South African Wayde van Niekerk will have his work cut out to defend his 400m title as a host of top rivals qualified on Sunday for a fully-stacked final.
Much is expected of Van Niekerk, the world and Olympic champion who smashed American Michael Johnson's world 400m record when winning gold in Rio last summer in 43.03sec.
Usain Bolt has dubbed the 25-year-old Van Niekerk as the sport's next superstar and that is likely to be reinforced at the global showpiece event in London which starts on Friday.
Usain Bolt, an avid Manchester United fan, also admitted his dream of forging a professional football career after hanging up his spikes was no longer a priority.
Athletics legend Michael Johnson says while Usain Bolt could be considered "greatest" sprinter in the world but his personal favourite remains Jesse Owens.