South Africa feature prominently at Laureus World Sports Awards
CAPE TOWN - The 20th edition of the Laureus World Sports Awards is happening in Berlin, Germany on Monday night.
South Africans are featuring not only as nominees for awards but host on the evening, Actor Hugh Grant also chose to open the evening with those words spoked by former South African President Nelson Mandela, when he said:"Sport has the power to change the world..."
South Africa is represented at the Awards evening by Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi and a few teammates (Category: Team of the Year) as well as Olympic and Paralympic swimmer Natalie du Toit ( Category: Best Sporting Moment of the last 20 years).
South Africa's dual Olympic and Paralympic swimmer
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VIDEO: @natsdutoit speaks about her nomination for the @laureussport Best Sporting Moment of the last 20 years. Fingers crossed for Natalie du Toit at tonight's #Laureus20 Sports Awards 🇿🇦🤞 @iolsport #sportunitesus #Berlin
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Host on the evening, actor Hugh Grant
The Springboks are in the house
WATCH: Rachel Kolisi speaks about the @Springboks' 'incredible' @rugbyworldcup triumph, their nomination for the @LaureusSport Team of the Year and her hubby @SiyaKolisi_Bear 🏉🇿🇦 @IOLsport @IOL @IOL_Lifestyle @Laureus_sa #Laureus20 #SportUnitesUs pic.twitter.com/xxNUVJsXZu— Ashfak Mohamed (@ashfakmohamed) February 17, 2020
IWC CEO Christoph Grainger-Herr presented & welcomed @BryanHabana as new member of the @laureussport Academy. The South African former Rugby Union star wears the Portugieser Hand-Wound Monopusher Edition “Laureus Sport for Good” (Ref. 515301) #IWCLaureus #Laureus20 #SPORTUNITESUS pic.twitter.com/isxFugydsk— IWC Watches (@IWC) February 17, 2020
SA's Natalie du Toit misses out on the @LaureusSport Best Sporting Moment of the last 20 years to the Indian cricket team that won the 2011 World Cup - received by @sachin_rt from Steve Waugh and Boris Becker. Well done to @Natsdutoit for making the top 5 🇿🇦 @IOLsport #Laureus20 pic.twitter.com/Vp5kuGLaK6— Ashfak Mohamed (@ashfakmohamed) February 17, 2020
And the Laureus Sports Team of the Year is.
The @Springboks have done it again! After conquering the rugby arena by winning the @RugbyWorldCup in #Japan last November, @SiyaKolisi_Bear Kolisi’s side were chosen as the 'Team of the Year' at the @LaureusSport World Sports Awards #Laureus20 in #Berlin on Monday night! pic.twitter.com/EKriv8fHl2— IOL Sport (@IOLsport) February 17, 2020