Laureus World Sports Academy

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The Laureus World Sports Academy is a unique association of more than 60 of the greatest living sporting legends from sports as diverse as football, tennis, athletics, skateboarding and motor racing. All the members of the Academy share a belief in the power of sport to break down barriers, bring people together and improve the lives of young people around the world.

The Academy has embraced the Laureus principle of using sport to effect positive social change and its members organise and oversee the broad array of community development initiatives funded by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.

Laureus World Sports Academy members regularly visit the numerous projects supported by Laureus. On these occasions, young people come face to face with their sporting heroes. Having these role models present is an uplifting experience for the children.

In addition, the Laureus World Sports Academy is the ultimate sports jury, voting each year to decide the winners of the Laureus World Sports Awards