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Novak Djokovic wins fifth Laureus Sportsman award

Novak Djokovic, Aitana Bonmati, Jude Bellingham, and Simone Biles were among the big winners in Madrid, as Spain was at the center of world sport with an unrivaled collection of sport’s greatest talents celebrating the 2024 Laureus World Sports Awards.

On an unforgettable evening at the historic Palacio de Cibeles in the heart of Madrid, with media from across the world in attendance, Djokovic was named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for a record-equalling fifth time.

This was the 25th staging of an event that has risen to the top of the sporting calendar, attended by some of the best athletes on the planet together with past sporting giants, plus influential figures from the world of fashion, film, and entertainment.

Hosted by Hollywood star Andy Garcia, the Awards were broadcast live to millions around the world, alongside blanket coverage across media and with the sporting world set alight on social channels by the unique gathering of athletes from across all sports only seen at the Laureus Awards.

It was the athletes who took center stage tonight: from the representatives of the Laureus World Sports Academy – the 69 sporting greats whose votes decide these Awards – present in Madrid, to the heroes of today, for whom the Laureus is a coveted global prize known as the “athletes’ Award.”

Bowl champion presented Djokovic with his Sportsman of the Year Award; Usain Bolt, the greatest sprinter of all time, presented the Sportswoman of the Year Award to Bonmati; and last year’s winner of the Breakthrough of the Year Award, Carlos Alcaraz, handed the Laureus for that category to Bellingham.


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