PHOTOS: Laureus World Sports Awards 2017

Usain Bolt and Simone Biles won the Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards at Laureus World Sports Awards 2017.

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Monaco, Feb 15: The Laureus World Sports Awards or the 'Oscar of Sports' as it is popularly known as took place in Monaco yesterday, February 14 to honour the sporting heroes across the world.

Bolt wins Laureus 'Sportsman of the Year'

Usain Bolt, the greatest sprinter of all time, won the Sportsman of the Year award for the fourth time and joined the likes of Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Kenny Slater.

Bolt pipped the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and LeBron James to win the award.

Among the other notable winners, American Baseball side Chicago Cubs won the Laureus Team of the Year award for winning the Major League Baseball World Series after 108 years.

English Premier League champions Leicester City won the special Laureus Spirit of Sport award for their fairytale glory last year.

American gymnast and Rio Olympics gold medalist Simone Biles won the Sportswoman of the Year award and the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps won the "Comeback of the Year" award.


Here are some photos from the Laureus World Sports Awards night

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt won the Sportsman of the year award for the fourth time equalling Roger Federer, Serena Williams, and Kelly Slater.

Simone Biles

Rio Olympics gold medalist is gymnastics, Simone Biles won the Sportswoman of the Year award.

Michael Phelps (left) collects his award from Boris Becker

The most decorated Olympian of all time Michael Phelps won the Comeback of the Year award. Phelps had retired after London Olympics but came back to win 5 gold medals at Rio.

Nico Rosberg (centre)

Formula 1 winner Nico Rosberg bagged the Breakthrough of the Year Award.

Beatrice Vio (left) collects her award from Alessandro Del Piero

Beatrice Vio, the only quadruple amputee in international wheelchair fencing, won the Disability
Award.

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri (second from right)

Leicester City football club won the Spirit of Sport Award to mark their remarkable achievement in winning the English Premier League against 5000:1 odds.

Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs won the Team of the Year award for winning the Major League Baseball World Series after 108 years.

Laureus World Sports Awards 2017 winners

A group photo of all the winners at the Laureus World Sports Awards 2017.

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