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The Laureus World Sports Awards – Berlin 2016

BERLIN, GERMANY – The Laureus World Sports Awards are the premier honours on the international sporting calendar. The winners are chosen by the Laureus World Sports Academy, the ultimate sports jury, made up of more than 50 of the greatest living sportsmen and sportswomen.

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams claimed the top accolades at this year’s Laureus World Sports Awards.

The tennis duo were named sportsman and sportswoman of the year at the Berlin ceremony for their 2015 achievements.

Djokovic, 28, reached all four Grand Slam finals, winning three of them, a feat emulated by Williams, 34.

Brazil’s Paralympic swimmer Daniel Dias, 27, was named disabled sportsperson of the year after winning seven gold medals at the IPC Swimming World Championships.

The Laureus World Sports Awards supports Laureus Sport for Good by showcasing the incredible work it does to transform the lives of individuals and communities around the world by using the power of sport as a tool to combat challenging social issues. Since its inception, Laureus Sport for Good has raised over €100 million and supported over 150 projects worldwide which use sport to tackle violence, discrimination and disadvantage.

 

Other awards:

Team of the Year: New Zealand, who won the Rugby World Cup win

Comeback of the Year: Rugby player Dan Carter, who helped the All Blacks become champions after missing the 2011 final because of injury

Breakthrough of the Year: US golfer Jordan Spieth, who won the Masters and US Open

Action Sportsperson of the Year: German triathlete Jan Frodeno, who became World Ironman champion

Athlete of the Year: Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi

Lifetime Achievement Award: Three-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda

Spirit of Sport Award: Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff

 

Cruyff, who died of cancer aged 68 on 24 March, was recognised for his work helping to deliver sport-related projects for underprivileged children around the world.

“He represented everything that was good about sport,” said Laureus World Sports Academy chairman Edwin Moses.

 

For full biographies of Winners and Nominees go to www.laureus.com

Three new members were welcomed to the Laureus World Sports Academy during the Awards Ceremony – German skier Maria Höfl-Riesch, Spanish football legend Raul and Irish rugby star Brian O’Driscoll.

The members of the Laureus World Sports Academy present in Berlin include: Boris Becker, Ian Botham, Cafu, Nadia Comaneci, Alessandro Del Piero, Marcel Desailly, Kapil Dev, Mick Doohan, Morné du Plessis, Luis Figo, Sean Fitzpatrick, Cathy Freeman, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Mika Hakkinen, Maria Höfl-Riesch, Mike Horn, Kip Keino, Franz Klammer, Tegla Loroupe, Edwin Moses, Robby Naish, Ilie Nastase, Alexey Nemov, Brian O’Driscoll, Hugo Porta, Carles Puyol, Raul, Steve Redgrave, Daley Thompson, Alberto Tomba, Steve Waugh, Katarina Witt.

Other guests included: Oliver Bierhoff, Ole Bischof, Stefan Blöcher, Fredi Bobic, Marie Bochet, Martin Braxenthaler, Bob Burnquist, Flavio Canto, Liu Cuiqing, Genzebe Dibaba, Pieter du Preez, Omara Durand, Anna Fenninger, Jan Frodeno, Regina Halmich, Lewis Hamilton, Chris Hoy, Martin Kaymer, Chloe Kim, Christa Kinshofer, Philip Köster, Stefan Kretzschmar, Nia Künzer, Jens Lehmann, Joachim Löw, Garrett McNamara, Victoria Pendleton, Jamie Redknapp, Nico Rosberg, Anna Schaffelhuber, Axel Schulz, Michael Teuber, Pascal Wehrlein, Toto Wolff, Kathi Wörndl.

 

Shows:

1. Slate

2. GV’s 10″

3. Red carpet

3.1 Mercedes concept arriving with Laureus director and Mercedes director. 24″

3.2 Laureus director vox pop 2 quotes.

1st quote – 26″

2nd quote – 9″

3.3 more red carpet arrivals including DJoko – 11″

3.5 more red carpet arrivals including Lewis Hamilton – 26″

3.6 Lewis Hamilton vox pop – 9″

3.7 Mercedes car arrival – 7″

3.8 David Coulthard arrival – 3″

3.9 David Coulthard vox pop – 15″

3.10 Nico Rosberg arrival – 6″

3.11 rosberg vox pop – 16″

3.12 more red carpet DJoko 3″

3.13 DJoko vox pop – 27″

3.14 Lauda red carpet – 12″

3.15 Becker red carpet – 4″

3.16 Becker vox pop – 16″

4.0 trophy shots – 13″

5.0 award opening and intro – 33″

6.0 sportsman of the year award – DJoko -3’30”

7.0 life time award – Lauda – 1’36”

8.0 team award – NZ all blacks – 2’44”

9.0 breakthrough award – 58″

10.0 spirit award – 2’10”

15.0 disability award – 32″

 

Golf’s Brightest Superstars Launch Asia’s Major In Stunning Launch Event

Four of the world’s top golfers today performed a traditional Chinese Lion dance to celebrate the launch of this year’s World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions – and a five year commitment to the tournament by the long-term sponsor.

 

Current champion Bubba Watson was joined by World No 2 Jordan Spieth, World No 5 Rickie Fowler and World No 7 Henrik Stenson at the traditional rooftop celebration overlooking The Bund, Shanghai’s iconic riverfront.

 

The players marked the start of the tournament by kicking off the drumbeat for a Lion dance, the traditional Chinese symbol of good luck, as the countdown to the tournament known as ‘Asia’s Major’ swung into action.

 

For the third year running, the showdown at the Sheshan International Golf Club (Nov 5-8) has attracted close to 40 of the world’s top 50 players and sponsor HSBC has even more reason to celebrate after renewing its commitment to golf in China by agreeing a five year extension to its sponsorship of World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

 

World No 2 Jordan Spieth said: “This is great news for golf in China and I can’t wait to take on the course at Sheshan. Golf in Asia, this tournament and the number of good young Asian players on tour continues to grow so all bodes well for golf in the region.”

Defending champion Bubba Watson added: “It’s incredible to see how much the game has developed in the last ten years in Asia – every time we come the game is more and more popular. My victory here last year was a huge moment for me and I can’t wait to defend my crown.”

 

Giles Morgan, Global Head of Sponsorship and Events at HSBC, announced the sponsorship extension on stage at the 2015 Golf Business Forum, hosted in Shanghai. He said: “We have restated our commitment to golf in China by agreeing an extension for another five years. Over the last ten years, our flagship tournament has been a driving force behind the development of golf in Asia and with golf making a return to the Olympics at Rio 2016, we feel this is Asia’s major moment.

 

“In addition to the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions extension, we are also delighted to announce an extension of our other major flagship golf events, HSBC Women’s Champions and the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship whilst earlier this year we renewed our agreement as patron of The Open Championship. All in all, we believe this is a major statement of intent.

 

“Here in Shanghai, we again have a world class field, packed full of the young stars representing golf’s new generation and it promises to be another thrilling week.”

 

The star-studded field also includes former World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions winners Dustin Johnson and Martin Kaymer, World Number 3 Rory McIlroy and top 20 players Louis Oosthuizen, Sergio Garcia and Adam Scott.

 

The tournament boasts the toughest qualification criteria of all the World Golf Championships, with the majority of the field qualifying only by winning a key tournament on their Tours or by being ranked in the world’s top 50.

 

Notes to editors:

 

About HBSC:

HSBC provides a comprehensive range of financial services to around 58 million customers through four global businesses; Global Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Global Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets and Global Private Banking.

 

 

About HSBC Golf Sponsorships:
HSBC’s global commitment to golf encompasses all levels of the game, from grassroots to elite.
HSBC is a proud patron of The Open Championship and this partnership with The R&A creates a centre of gravity to a global golf portfolio that spans HSBC’s key markets. In Asia, HSBC has spearheaded the arrival of world class golf events with its flagship WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai and HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore. The $8.5m WGC-HSBC Champions is renowned as ‘Asia’s Major’ and has made such an impact, Rory McIlroy describes China as “an unstoppable force in world golf.” HSBC has been co-title sponsor of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship since 2011 and the event has quickly become one of the biggest events on the European PGA Tour.
However, underpinning those international flagship events is a longer-term ambition to create a legacy from HSBC’s global tournaments through its sponsorship of youth development and grassroots programmes. In China, HSBC supports the HSBC China Junior Golf Program, a sustainable long-term structure and framework upon which the future of Chinese golf is being built. In Hong Kong, HSBC supports the HSBC Hong Kong Junior Golf Programme, a structured pathway for children to try the sport for the first time, develop their skills and, for those talented enough, the chance to represent Hong Kong on the international stage. In the UK, HSBC is sponsor of HSBC Golf Roots – The Golf Foundation’s national development programme which promotes the sport in schools, helps youngsters into clubs and uses golf to promote important life skills.
For more details on HSBC’s golf activities, visit www.hsbcgolf.com

 

The HSBC Group


HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of the HSBC Group, is headquartered in London. The Group serves customers worldwide from around 6,100 offices in 72 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. With assets of $2,549bn at 30 September 2015, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations.
 

Shows: Shanghai, China

00:00:00 to 00:02:30 WGC HSBC Champions players photocall at The Peninsula Hotel

00:02:30 to 00:04:44 player interviews with Rickie Fowler – Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth

00:04:44 – 00:05:05 Golfers signing and looking through book

00:05:06 to 00:05:50 Rickie Fowler walks through Shanghai with CGA children

00:05:50 to 00:06:20 Rickie Fowler plays fun golf with CGA children

00:06:20 to END Rickie Fowler behind the scenes photoshoot in Shanghai

 

 

Nov, 03, 2015

 

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