Istana Budaya will host the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards on March 26, 2014. The members of the Laureus World Sports Academy will vote by secret ballot to decide the winners.
KUALA LUMPUR: The 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards will be graced by some of the greatest names in sport, past and present, and broadcast to a global TV audience.
Double Olympic gold medal winner Edwin Moses, who made the announcement on Friday confirmed that the event will be held at Istana Budaya in Kuala Lumpur.
Moses, chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy, said that they are happy with the venue for the 2014 Awards ceremony and promised that it will be a glittering event on March 26.
He was speaking after visiting the venue with Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz.
“Having looked around Istana Budaya, I think we can promise that this is going to be a Laureus Awards to remember,” he said.
“This is the 15th year of Laureus and I am delighted that the 2014 Awards is to be staged in Kuala Lumpur. I thank Datuk Seri Nazri for the support we have received from Malaysia in making this happen and look forward to working closely to produce an unforgettable event next month.
“Malaysia is a wonderful country and a great place to visit and we are all looking forward to being here on March 26,” he added.
Meanwhile, the nominees for the various categories will be announced on Wednesday.
The categories are Sportsman of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year, Team of the Year, Breakthrough of the Year, Comeback of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability, and Action Sportsperson of the Year.
The members of the Laureus World Sports Academy will then vote by secret ballot to decide the winner in each category.