Kelly Slater Among Laureus Award Winners
Kelly Slater has been named as the 2012 Laureus Action Sportsperson of the Year during the annual awards ceremony.
This is the fourth win for King Slater-which equals the soon-to-be-defunct Laureus record of Roger Federer.
Other winners include Novak Djokovic who took home the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year…FC Barcelona won the Laureus World Team of the Year Award…
Former Brazilian international footballer Raí, now a campaigner for social justice, won the Laureus Sport for Good Award…soccer legend and Academy Member Bobby Charlton was awarded the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his remarkable career.
Laureus is composed of three core elements: the Laureus World Sports Academy, the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and the Laureus World Sports Awards.
Collectively they celebrate the extraordinary achievements of athletes past and present and harness the power of sport to promote social change.
I’d direct you to the Laureus website for a full list of winners, but it seems that the site is overcapacity due to the number of groupies Slater has, so check out all the photos on their Facebook page.
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