Laureus Spirit of Sport Award was presented by two incredibly accomplished athletes. David Beckham of Real Madrid is one of the greatest football icons and Edwin Moses one of the greatest 400 meter hurdlers ever. He didn't loose a race for 9 years, 9 months, and 9 days, and finally retired, unbeaten.
Boston Red Sox won the inaugural Laureus Spirit of Sport Award, a new honour which celebrates a remarkable feat during the sporting year, for their history-defying success in winning baseball's World Series for the first time in 86 years.
The Laureus Spirit of Sport Award is bestowed by Laureus on those individual athletes or teams who, through their remarkable success, their refusal to accept defeat or their unquestionable contribution to the enjoyment of the game.