Capital to Stage Laureus Sports Awards in March

ABU DHABI — The 2010 annual Laureus World Sports Awards will be held at the Emirates Palace here on March 10.

By Kt Report

Published: Sat 23 Jan 2010, 12:52 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 2:36 PM

The awards is recognised as the premier honours event in the international sporting calendar. The awards ceremony provides a high profile focus as stars of the sporting world come together to salute the finest sportsmen and sportswomen of the year.

The winners are selected by the sports jury — the 46 members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, the living legends of sports honouring the greatest athletes of today.

Laureus chairman and double Olympic gold medallistEdwin Moses said: “I am thrilled and delighted that the 2010 Laureus World Sports Awards is to be staged in Abu Dhabi.”

Khadem Al Qubaisi, Chairman of Aabar Investments, host partner of the 2010 Laureus World Sports Awards, said: “We are delighted that Abu Dhabi has been chosen to host the 2010 Laureus World Sports Awards.”

Dr Dieter Zetsche, CEO Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, said: “Our company is closely connected with Abu Dhabi and we are very delighted that the Laureus World Sports Awards 2010 will take place in thisfascinating city.”

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