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  • The Search is on for Sport's Most Emotional Moment


    They are moments in sport you can never forget: TV commentator Gary Lineker freaking out after a Barcelona goal; the remarkable story of a schoolboy basketball star with no arms; a six-year-old in tears because his F1 favorite has crashed out. Emotional, inspirational, heart-warming.

    Starting today sports fans can have their say in the Laureus World Sports Awards by voting in an online global poll to pick their Best Sporting Moment of the Year.

    Each month, from August to December, the public can select their favourite from a shortlist of six videos, chosen by the sporting legends of the Laureus World Sports Academy. The five monthly winners will then go head-to-head in a final public vote, with the winner being announced at the 2018 Laureus Awards Ceremony.

    Laureus Best Sporting Moments demonstrate qualities such as fair play, sportsmanship, drama and dedication, and look beyond the scoreboard or podium. They symbolize the true values of sport and bring to life the message that sport has the power to change the world.

    Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year - Contenders for August:

    Race For Peace – Afghan skiers compete in World Championships for first time

    Run For Rights - Kathrine Switzer runs Boston Marathon again 50 years after historic first run
    More Than A Club – FC Barcelona complete incredible comeback against Paris Saint-Germain
    The Unlikely Hero – Jamarion Styles scores three pointers, despite losing his arms at a young age
    Heartbreaking Farewell – AS Roma legend Francesco Totti bids emotional farewell after final game for his lifetime club
    Tears Turn Into Smiles – Ferrari fan Thomas Danel’s day is turned around when he meets his hero, Kimi Raikkonen

    To view these emotional and engaging clips and VOTE for your favorite, visit For the first time sports fans can also send videos that they have seen and enjoyed to and they will be considered for the shortlist in future months.

    For more information, please contact: 

    Iain Clark
    Press Officer
    Tel: +44 (0) 203 429 3827

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