Lead­ing Lau­re­ates

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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

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