Amanar and Nemow - the Number ones of World Ranking Lists
won also the "WORLD SPORTS AWARDS 2000"
16 January 2001, at the Royal Albert Hall, major celebrities and
sporting legends past and present gathered to honour the greatest
proponents of sporting excellence and endeavour from the past year, at
the second annual World Spots Awards. Fifteen
sportsmen and woman received the highest possible accolade from their
peers. Hosted by
Roger Moore and Desiree Nosbusch, the event - if temporarily - healed
the rift between the All Saints, as they entertained the audiece with an
up-beat performance of "Hooked up". Bryan Adams and members of
the Canadian super-circus Cirque de Soleil gided the lavish and
spectacular occasion with top class showbusiness style. The
nomination shortlists were determined by 71 of sport's great and good,
from 30 different countries who each put forwar five nominees in each of
15 categories. From their votes, a top five shortlist was compiled for
each award. One additional vote - canvassed from the public via the
internet - was added in each section. The
British flag was held aloft by Lennox Lewis who fught off a highly
competitive field which included Roy Jones Junior and Felix Savon to
secure the Combat Sports Award.
Ball Sports, he men's title was claimed by Tiger
Woods and the
women's by Venus
Italian cross-country mountainbiking star) won the Womans's Etreme- and
Adventure Sports Award and the men's award in the same category was
climed by her male counterpart in the same sport, Miguel Martinez from
Track and Field, was another American double with Marion Jones and Michael Johnson crowned as the greatest heroes of the year, and Luis Figo inally won out against David Backham, Thierry Henry, Rivaldo and Zinedine Zidane to secure the Football Award.
In Motor Sports, Michael Schumacher was the undisputed winner; the Wintersports men's and women's awards went to the Austrian skiers Renate Goetschl and Hermann Maier, and the Watersports awards was a Dutch double, with winners Inge de Bruij and Pieter van den Hoogenband.
An Honorary Award was presented to Arnold Schwarzenegger for his extensive work with major sports charities.The biggest winner of all, of course, is sport throughout the world. The World Sports Awards Foundation not only honours sport's heroes - it disperses funds to sporting causes around the globe which will ensure that in future years, a new generation of superstars will take to the stage to be honoured in similarly spectacular style.
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