Voted for by fans around the world in a global online poll, the Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year identifies the moment from the calendar year which has most resonance with sports fans around the world. Shortlisted by legends of sport from the Laureus World Sports Academy, these moments look beyond the scoreboard or podium, they symbolise the true values of sport and bring to life the message that sport has the power to change the world.
Fans can choose their favourite moment on the 1st of each month, from August to December, from a panel of six shortlisted video clips. The five monthly winners will then compete against each other in another global public vote, with the eventual winner being announced at the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards.
Laureus stage the annual Laureus World Sports Awards, which honours the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of the year and showcases the work of Laureus Sport for Good.
Laureus Sport for Good uses the positive values of sport to fight violence, discrimination and disadvantage and improve the lives of young people around the world. At the first Awards Ceremony in Monaco in 2000, President Nelson Mandela said ‘sport has the power to change the world’, an idea that has become the driving force of Laureus ever since. Mandela’s words continue to inspire our work to help young people through community sports projects, more than 100 in 35 countries.
At the heart of Laureus is the Laureus World Sports Academy, a unique association of more than 60 of the greatest living sporting legends. Our Academy Members share a belief in the power of sport to break down barriers and bring people together.