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  • Monaco World Sports Legends Award The Oscars of Sport


    We announce that the prestigious Monaco World Sports Legends Award, the Oscars of Sport, cannot be held this year due
    to the current international situation but we are already working on the 2021 Edition with the presence of many worldrenowned sporting stars!
    The Monaco World Sports Legends Award - the Oscars of Sport - aims at promoting sport’s ethical and moral values in order
    to inspire the new generations.
    The Awarded gain entry to the Pantheon of World Sporting Legends by leaving their hand prints.
    A particular feature of the event, which was conceived and produced by Promo Art Monte-Carlo Production, is that of
    linking sport with entertainment, art, fashion and glamour, making WSLA a unique showcase on an international scale: the
    Oscars of Sport.
    The World Sport Legends Award’s Red Carpet is among Monte Carlo’s most prestigious and has become the place to be.
    For this, there are special appearances by celebrities, cinema stars, sport champions and VIPs.
    The event is presented by international star Lorena Baricalla, Ambassadress and Master of Ceremonies of the Monaco World
    Sports Legends Award.
    The statuette for the Oscars of Sport is the work of the international artist, Marcos Marin, who has painted the portraits of
    some of the world’s most influential men and women. Marin created a sculpture which brings together all the symbolism
    and values of WSLA.
    The Prize “World Sports Legends Award” is presented to sporting champions both active and retired, who have distinguished
    themselves not only in their sporting exploits but also for their example as inspiring role models for the new generations.
    The Prize “WSLA Best Sports Values” is awarded to an athlete who stands out for an exemplary sporting gesture which
    embodies sport’s ethical and moral values, or to well-known people for their community support through sport.
    The Prize “WSLA Posthumous Award” is conferred on great champions with legendary careers or to well-known people who
    operated in the sporting sector.
    The WSLA is an event which is enjoying ever greater success, and only five years since its inception, it is worth noting that on
    its 16 social networks and web channels, the photos and videos of the Oscars of Sport attract round 5,600,000 unique views
    per year.
    The greatest world sporting champions Awarded in the past years:
    Nasser Al-Attiyah
    Qatar, 3 times Paris-Dakar winner
    Mario Andretti
    United States of America, F1 World Champion, Indycar and Nascar Champion
    Loris Capirossi
    Italy, 3 times MotoGP World Champion
    Ana Gabriela Guevara
    Mexico, World Champion of 400m, multi Olympic medalist
    "WSLA Best Sports Values Award": Connie Henry for the Track Academy
    Great Britain, Athletics
    "WSLA Posthumous Award": Ferenc Puskás
    Hungary, Football Champion and Legend of the Football world, in the year of the inauguration of the national stadium of his
    nation named after him. This is also the 10th anniversary of the launch of FIFA Puskás Award, the global prize for the goal of
    the year).
    The Award will be received by his grand-daughter Ane De Juan Damborena and the Olympic Champion Pál Schmitt, former
    president of Hungary

    Osvaldo Ardiles
    Argentina, Football World Champion
    Jutta Kleinschmidt
    Germany, the only woman who has won the Paris-Dakar
    Freddie Spencer
    United States of America, 3 times MotoGP World Champion
    “WSLA Best Sports Values Award”: Dott. Claudio Costa for the Clinica Mobile
    Italy, the doctor and founder of the Mobile Clinic in MotoGp, which has saved the lives of many champions
    “WSLA Posthumous Award”: Ayrton Senna
    Brazil, 3 times Formula 1 World Champion and one of Formula 1’s greatest legends
    The Award was received by his niece, Bianca Senna, President of the “Instituto Ayrton Senna”
    Michael Doohan
    Australia, 5 times MotoGP World Champion
    Jacky Ickx
    Belgium, 6 times winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1-time winner Paris-Dakar, 2 times Vice-World Champion of Formula 1
    Josefa Idem
    Italy, Canoe Racing, Olympic Champion, 5 times World Champion, 8 times European Champion
    Michèle Mouton
    France, 1-time vice-world champion of Rallye, President of the FIA’s Women & Motor Sport Commission, FIA’s Manager in the
    World Rally Championship, Co-founder of the international motorsport event Race of Champions
    Armin Zöggeler
    Italy, Luge, 2 Times Olympic Champion, 6 times World Champion, 4 times European Champion and 10 world cup
    Giacomo Agostini
    Italy, Motor cycle racing/ 15 times World Champion of Motor cycling GP
    Carl Fogarty
    England, Motor cycling Superbike- 4 times Superbike World Champion
    Mika Häkkinen
    Finland/ Formula1 - 2 times Formula 1 World Champion
    Tia Hellebaut
    Belguim, Athletics - Olympic high-jump gold medal
    Jhong Uhk Kim
    Korea/ United States of America, Kung Fu Grandmaster
    Sir Anthony McCoy
    Northern Ireland, horse racing jockey - 20 times Jockey Champion, a record of 289 jump wins in 2001/2002 season and the
    most jump winners during his career, with 4,358 victories
    Jean-Marie Pfaff
    Belgium, Football - First winner of World's Best Goalkeeper
    Pernilla Wiberg
    Sweden, Alpine Ski Racer - 2 Olympic gold medals/ 4 World Championships/ 1 World Cup overall title
    “WSLA Best Sports Values Award”: Victor Tello for Promotora Mexicana De Valores Deportivos A.C
    Mexico, Baseball and Football
    “WSLA Posthumous Award”: Antony Noghès
    Monaco, for having created the Monaco Grand Prix in 1929, the Rallye Monte-Carlo in 1911, the checkered flag used to
    end races in 1931
    The Prize has been received by Yann-Antony Noghès and Lionel Noghès.

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