CHART-TOPPER MARLON ROUDETTE ON STAGE AT LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS
- Model and charity worker Petra Nemcova to be an Award Presenter
- Laureus TV Show broadcast in 160 countries around the world
- Laureus World Sports Awards to be held in Berlin on April 18
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BERLIN, April 11, 2016 – Celebrated singer-songer writer Marlon Roudette will be performing at the 2016 Laureus World Sports Awards in Berlin, which will be broadcast in 160 countries.
A massive star in Germany, where he has had three No.1 hits, Marlon’s 2011 single New Age spent eight weeks at the top of the German singles chart.
He will be appearing in front of a star-studded audience of celebrities from the worlds of sport, entertainment, business and fashion at the Laureus Awards Ceremony which will take place at the Messe Berlin Palais am Funkturm on the evening of Monday, April 18.
Last year Marlon had his first UK top ten hit with When the Beat Drops Out, which featured distinctive steel pan drum rhythms which reflected his life to date, split between the United Kingdom and the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Also attending as an Award Presenter will be model, TV host and philanthropist Petra Nemcova. She was in Thailand when the 2004 Tsunami struck. Her fiancé drowned and she suffered a broken pelvis and had to wait for eight hours to be rescued. As a result she founded the Happy Hearts Fund charity which rebuilds safe, resilient schools in areas impacted by natural disasters.
The Laureus World Sports Awards is the premier honours event on the international sporting calendar. The winners, as voted by the Laureus World Sports Academy, the ultimate sports jury, made up of more than 50 of the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of all time, will be unveiled at the Awards Ceremony. The Laureus Academy Members, Ambassadors, Nominees and Guests so far confirmed for Berlin are:
|Boris Becker||Genzebe Dibaba||Martin Kaymer||Victoria Pendleton|
|Oliver Bierhoff||Mick Doohan||Kip Keino||Hugo Porta|
|Ole Bischof||Morné du Plessis||Chloe Kim||Carles Puyol|
|Stefan Blöcher||Pieter du Preez||Christa Kinshofer||Raul|
|Fredi Bobic||Omara Durand||Franz Klammer||Steve Redgrave|
|Marie Bochet||Mick Fanning||Philip Köster||Jamie Redknapp|
|Ian Botham||Luis Figo||Stefan Kretzschmar||Markus Rehm|
|Martin Braxenthaler||Anna Fenninger||Nia Künzer||David Rudisha|
|Bob Burnquist||Sean Fitzpatrick||Jens Lehmann||Anna Schaffelhuber|
|Flavio Canto||Cathy Freeman||Tegla Loroupe||Axel Schulz|
|Cafu||Jan Frodeno||Joachim Löw||Michael Teuber|
|Nadia Comaneci||Tanni Grey-Thompson||Garrett McNamara||Daley Thompson|
|David Coulthard||Marvelous Marvin Hagler||Edwin Moses||Alberto Tomba|
|Liu Cuiqing||Mika Hakkinen||Robby Naish||Pascal Wehrlein|
|Alessandro Del Piero||Regina Halmich||Ilie Nastase||Steve Waugh|
|Deng Yaping||Maria Höfl-Riesch||Alexey Nemov||Katarina Witt|
|Marcel Desailly||Chris Hoy||Brian O’Driscoll||Kathi Wörndl|
The Laureus World Sports Awards supports Laureus Sport for Good by showcasing the incredible work it does to transform the lives of individuals and communities around the world by using the power of sport as a tool to combat challenging social issues. Since its inception, Laureus Sport for Good has raised over €100 million and supported over 150 projects worldwide which use sport to tackle violence, discrimination and disadvantage. Laureus Sport for Good has helped to improve the lives of millions of young people in over 35 countries and is proving that sport can change the world.
The Awards Ceremony, attended by legends of sport past and present, celebrates the achievements of the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of the year.
The full list of Nominees for the 2016 Laureus World Sports Awards is:
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award
Usain Bolt (Jamaica) Athletics, Stephen Curry (US) Basketball, Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Tennis, Lewis Hamilton (UK) Motor Racing, Lionel Messi (Argentina) Football, Jordan Spieth (US) Golf.
Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award
Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) Athletics, Anna Fenninger (Austria) Skiing, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica) Athletics, Katie Ledecky (US) Swimming, Carli Lloyd (US) Football, Serena Williams (US) Tennis.
Laureus World Team of the Year Award
All Blacks (NZ) Rugby, FC Barcelona (Spain) Football, Golden State Warriors (US) Basketball, GB Davis Cup Team (Tennis), Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (Germany), US Women’s Football Team.
Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award
Chile Men’s Football Team, Jason Day (Australia) Golf, Tyson Fury (UK) Boxing, Adam Peaty (UK) Swimming, Jordan Spieth (US) Golf, Max Verstappen (Netherlands).
Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award
Dan Carter (NZ) Rugby, Jessica Ennis-Hill (UK) Athletics, Mick Fanning (Australia) Surfing, Michael Phelps (US) Swimmer, David Rudisha (Kenya) Athletics, Lindsey Vonn (US) Skiing.
Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award
Marie Bochet (France) Skiing, Liu Cuiqing (China) Athletics, Daniel Dias (Brazil) Swimming, Omara Durand (Cuba) Athletics, Pieter Du Preez (S.Africa) Athletics, Cycling, Leung Yuk Wing (China Hong Kong) Boccia.
Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year Award
Rachel Atherton (UK) Mountain Biking, Bob Burnquist (Brazil) Skateboard, Adriano de Souza (Brazil) Surfing, Mick Fanning (Australia) Surfing, Jan Frodeno (Germany) Ironman Triathlon, Chloe Kim (US) Snowboarding.
For more detailed biographies of Nominees go to www.laureus.com
Among the sporting greats who have previously been named as winners of Laureus Awards over the last 16 years are Usain Bolt, Sebastian Coe, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Alex Ferguson, Lewis Hamilton, Kelly Holmes, Yao Ming, Rafael Nadal, Pelé, Steve Redgrave, Ronaldo, Michael Schumacher, Kelly Slater, Shaun White, Serena Williams and Zinedine Zidane.
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