Oscar do Esporte 2013 – Fittipaldi elogia brasileiros indicados ao Laureus 2013

The Nominees for the 2013 Laureus World Sports Awards have been announced. After the unforgettable Olympic year, it comes as no surprise that many gold medallists from the London Games are up for Laureus Awards. They will, however, be greatly challenged by some outstanding non-Olympians from the worlds of football and Formula 1 to name just a few. You can find a review of the Nominees’ achievements from throughout 2012 right here. The Nominations were announced in Rio de Janeiro by Laureus World Sports Academy Chairman Edwin Moses and fellow Academy Member Emerson Fittipaldi, the legendary Brazilian Formula One driver. Moses, a double Olympic champion in 400 metres hurdles, said: “I always feel in an Olympic year that you are likely to see a strong group of potential Nominees and this year is certainly a great example of that. The Laureus Sportsman of the Year Award particularly is going to be one of the closest contests ever when you look at the wonderful collection of names we have, with the likes of Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps and newcomers like Mo Farah and Bradley Wiggins. But the list goes on, in every category. This is really the crème de la crème of sport.” The Laureus World Sports Awards, which recognise sporting achievement during the calendar year 2012, are the premier honours on the international sporting calendar. The Nominees were decided through a ballot by the world’s media. The winners, as voted by the Laureus World Sports Academy, the ultimate sports