x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Montgomerie and Nadal on sports awards guestlist

Sporting legends to turn out for Laureus ceremony.

 

The guest list for next month’s Laureus World Sports Awards features sporting heroes of past and present, including the cricketer Alistair Cook, the golfer Colin Montgomerie and the tennis star Rafael Nadal.

The ceremony at Emirates Palace on February 7 will be hosted by the Oscar winning actor Kevin Spacey.

Other sports stars include the footballers Sir Bobby Charlton, Franz Beckenbauer and Marcel Desailly.

Also there will be the surfer Kelly Slater and the skateboarder Tony Hawk, along with the former boxing champion Barry McGuigan.

Nominees for the awards include the Formula One drivers’ champion, Sebastian Vettel, and the footballer Lionel Messi. The winners will be picked by a panel of 46 sportsmen and women.

 

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