TOM BRADY AMONG THE TOP U.S. SPORTS STARS NOMINATED FOR THE 2022 LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS

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LONDON, February 2, 2022

USA receive 7 notable nominations including Simone Biles, Allyson Felix and Milwaukee Bucks

LONDON, February 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Laureus, the global organization that uses the power of sport to change the world, today announced the nominations for the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards, including seven American athletes/teams. The awards, which will be held virtually in April, were founded in 2000 and have historically attracted the biggest names in sports and entertainment.

Logo Laureus

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Among the nominees are Tom Brady, widely considered the greatest quarterback of all time; gymnastics golden girl Simone Bilesathletics legend Allyson Felix; Celebrity Dressel and Katie Ledeckytwo of the stars of Team the United States dominant swimming team at the Tokyo Olympics; surfer Carissa Moore and basketball Milwaukee dollars.

In line with the organization’s mission to use the power of sport to end violence, discrimination and disadvantage against young people and children, each year the Laureus Sport for Good Award recognizes a community sports program that has helped improve the lives of young people and bring communities together. Among this year’s nominees is Lost Boyz Inc., in Chicagowhich uses baseball coaching to reduce violence, improve social conditions, and provide financial and academic opportunities for youth in the city’s South Shore community.

The winners will be chosen by the Laureus World Sports Academy, the world’s preeminent sports jury, made up of 71 of the greatest sporting legends of all time. The awards are widely known as the Oscars of the sports world and celebrate the best of the best athletes from around the world. Past US winners have included Roger Federer, Tiger Woods, Serena Williams, Lindsey Vonn, missy franklin, Lance Armstrong, Patrick Mahomes, Kelly Slaterthe Chicago Cubsand more.

The full list of 2022 nominees is as follows:

WORLD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR LAUREUS AWARD
Tom Brady(United States) Football
Novak Djokovic(Serbia) Tennis
Celebrity Dressel (United States) To swim
Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) Athletics
Robert Lewandowski(Poland) Soccer
Max Verstappen(Netherlands) Car race

WORLD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR LAUREUS AWARD
Ashley Barty(Australia) Tennis
Allyson Felix(United States) Athletics
Katie Ledecky(United States) To swim
Emma McKeon(Australia) To swim
Alexia Putellas (Spain) Soccer
Elaine Thompson-Herah (Jamaica) Athletics

LAUREUS WORLD TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD
Argentina Men Football team
Barcelona women’s football team (Spain)
China Olympic Diving Team
Italy men’s football team
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team (Germany)
Milwaukee dollars (United States) Basketball

LAUREUS AWARD FOR WORLD BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR
Neeraj Chopra(India) Athletics
Daniel Medvedev (Russia) Tennis
Pedri (Spain) Soccer
Emma Raducanu (UK) Tennis
Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela) Athletics
Ariane Timus (Australia) To swim

LAUREUS WORLD RETURN OF THE YEAR AWARD
Simone Biles (United States) Gymnastic
sky brown (UK) Skateboarding
Marc Cavendish (UK) Cycling
Tom Daley (UK) Diving
Mark Marquez (Spain) Motorcycling
Annemiek van Vleuten (Netherlands) Cycling

LAUREUS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR WITH A DISABILITY AWARD
Diede De Groot(Netherlands) Wheelchair Tennis
Marcel Calin(Switzerland) Wheelchair athletics
Shingo Kunieda (Japan) Wheelchair Tennis
Jetze Flat (Netherlands) For cycling / For triathlon
Susana Rodriguez (Spain) Paratriathlon
Sarah Floor (UK) For cycling

WORLD ACTION SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR LAUREUS AWARD
Italo Ferreira (Brazil) Surfing
Alberto Gines (Spain) Climbing
Yuto Horigome (Japan) Skateboarding
Carissa Moore(United States) Surfing
Momiji Nishiya (Japan) Skateboarding
Bethany Shriever (UK) BMX

LAUREUS SPORT FOR GOOD PRIZE
I Will Da Rauf! (Germany) Climbing
Play Pe Cagna (Italy) Multisport
Kick 4 life (Lesotho) Soccer
Lost Boyz Inc. (United States) Baseball
monkey magic (Japan) Climbing

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