what Laureus World Sports Awards when March 25 and 26, 2014 where Carcosa Seri Negara, Istana Budaya and Marini’s on 57
Hailed as the ‘Oscars’ of the sporting world, legendary athletes of past and present flew in from all around the world to attend this spectacular award ceremony. Supported by the organisers’ global partners IWC Schaffhausen and MercedesBenz as well as Malaysia’s Tourism Ministry, a series of informal gatherings and parties took place over a period of two days from March 25 to 26, despite the sombre and pareddown mood due to the event coinciding with the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. Compared to the intimate welcome party the night before, the grand event at Istana Budaya was sensational with the attendance of celebrities and sports luminaries dressed to the nines.
Notable winners of the night include Sebastian Vettel for Sportsman of the Year, British BMX champion Jamie Bestwick for World Action Sportsperson of the Year and Marie Bochet, the French paralympic skier for Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability. MotoGP champion Marc Marquez took the Breakthrough of the Year prize after winning the title in his debut season.
fabio Capello Marie Bochet Ilie nastase and nadia Comaneci
nico rosberg honor and Dan Carter
Dato’ sri Mohd najib tun razak
Datin Wong Mew Choo and Datuk Lee Chong Wei