Will Sachin Tendulkar win the 2011 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award?


Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar is likely to be one of the nominees for the 2011 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award, when the list of nominees is announced in January. This article gives you information about the 2011 Laureus World Sports Awards date, venue, categories, selection process, nominees & possible winners, and where to watch the 2011 Laureus World Sports Awards live.

The Laureus World Sports Awards are considered to be the most prestigious awards in the field of sports as sportspersons across all sports are considered and not of just one sport. These awards are given by the Laureus World Sports Academy's jury panel which includes 46 of the best sportspersons in the world.

Date of 2011 Laureus World Sports Awards


Monday, February 7th 2011

Venue of 2011 Laureus World Sports Awards


The Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi is likely to host the 2011 Laureus World Sports Awards Ceremony.
P.O. Box 39999,
West End Corniche, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
Ph: +971 2 690 9000
Ph: +971 2 690 9999
Email: info.emiratespalace@kempinski.com

Laureus World Sports Awards Categories


1. Laureus World Sportsman of the Year
2. Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year
3. Laureus World Team of the Year
4. Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year
5. Laureus World Comeback of the Year
6. Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability
7. Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year

Selection process of Laureus World Sports Awards


The winners of the Laureus World Sports Awards are selected through a voting process of 2 stages:
1. Reputed sports broadcasters, writers and editors from across the globe are appointed as part of a selection panel which votes to make a shortlist of 6 nominees in 5 categories (the first five named above). There are also separate specialist panels for categories 6 and 7.

2. Laureus World Sports Academy's jury panel vote by secret ballot to select the Award winners.

Nominees of Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award


The 6 nominees for the 2011 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award will be announced in January 2011.

Possible nominees for the 2011 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award include:
1. Sachin Tendulkar: Cricketeer, India
2. Muttiah Muralitharan: Cricketeer, Sri Lanka
3. Sebastian Vettel: F1 driver, Germany
4. Rafael Nadal: Tennis player, Spain
5. Diego Forlan: Footballer, Uruguay
4. Lionel Messi: Footballer, Argentina
5. Kobe Bryant: Basketball player, USA
6. Manny Pacquiao: Boxer, Philippines
7. Vitali Klitschko: Boxer, Ukraine
8. Wladimir Klitschko: Boxer, Ukraine
9. Jorge Lorenzo: 2010 MotoGP champion, Spain
10. Javier Gomez: Triathlete, Spain
11. Camille Lacourt: Swimmer, France
12. Andreas Thorkildsen: Javelin thrower, Norway
13. Graeme McDowell: Golfer, Ireland
14. A.P.McCoy: Horse racing jockey, Ireland

India's Sachin Tendulkar is a strong contender, having already won the International Cricket Council Player of the Year. The prolific batsman is the first man to hit a double century in a one-day international game. Sachin Tendulkar's 50th Test Century has proved he is an extraordinary sportsperson. He has won many records. So will he win the 2011 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award? While you wait eagerly for that wonderful day, you can, in the meanwhile, follow Sachin Tendulkar on Twitter.

Watch Live Online Telecast of the 2011 Laureus World Sports Awards Ceremony


The 2011 Laureus World Sports Awards Ceremony will be telecast live to the world on February 7th, 2011 directly from Abu Dabi.
Click here to watch the live telecast of the 2011 Laureus World Sports Awards


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