Capello, Coulthard, Habana & Franklin. What do they all have in common?

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January 28, 2019 

Laureus World Sports Academy Members and Ambassadors will be turning out in force to honour the greatest athletes of today at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco on February 18.

A group of world-famous Laureus Ambassadors are the latest to confirm their attendance, including celebrated football player and manager Fabio Capello, former Formula One star David Coulthard and prolific South African rugby try scorer Bryan Habana.

They are joined by retired Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin, England rugby’s Nolli Waterman, Italian para fencer Beatrice Vio, US surfer Garrett McNamara and adventurer Annabelle Bond.

Among the Laureus Academy Members already confirmed for Monaco are:

Giacomo Agostini, Marcus Allen, Franz Beckenbauer, Boris Becker, Sergey Bubka, Cafu, Fabian Cancellara, Nadia Comaneci, Marcel Desailly, Mick Doohan, Luis Figo, Emerson Fittipaldi, Sean Fitzpatrick, Dawn Fraser, Cathy Freeman, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Tony Hawk, Maria Höfl-Riesch, Chris Hoy, Franz Klammer, Tegla Loroupe, Edwin Moses, Nawal El Moutawakel, Li Na, Alexey Nemov, Lorena Ochoa, Carles Puyol, Alessandro Del Piero, Morné du Plessis, Hugo Porta, Steve Redgrave, Monica Seles, Mark Spitz, Daley Thompson, Steve Waugh, Katarina Witt, Li Xiaopeng, Yang Yang, Deng Yaping,

“I am delighted that so many members of the Laureus Family will be in Monaco for this great event,” said Laureus Chairman Sean Fitzpatrick.

Media who wish to attend the Laureus World Sports Awards should apply as soon as possible for accreditation at In addition to reporting on the Awards Ceremony, Media attending will have the opportunity to interview Laureus Academy Members, Ambassadors and other sportsmen and women present in Monaco.

While celebrating the greatest sporting successes of the year, the Laureus World Sports Awards also showcases the work of Laureus Sport for Good, which uses the power of sport to end violence, discrimination and disadvantage, showing how sport can change the world. Today Laureus supports more than 160 programmes in over 40 countries, working to transform society and improve the lives of young people. Laureus Sport for Good is championed by the members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, 66 of the greatest living legends of sport.

For the full list of Nominees, click here.