New Zealand up for prestigious sports activities

Emirates Team New Zealand had been nominated for group of the 12 months at the prestigious Laureus Sports Awards.

America’s Cup winners are the French Davis Cup crew, Golden State Warriors, Real Madrid, the Mercedes Formula One team, and the New England Patriots.

The All Blacks received the award in 2015 following their 1/3 Rugby World Cup triumph.

“Emirates Team New Zealand are sincerely honored to be nominated for this prestigious award alongside some different exquisite groups,” CEO Grant Dalton said.


“We recognize the attempt that went into triumphing America’s Cup; however, what we’re equally pleased with is the very unique organization of humans that came together in the real essence of the word team. Without the group, there might no longer have been the victory.”

British distance runner Mo Farah, F1 driver Lewis Hamilton, cyclist Chris Froome, tennis star Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Real Madrid movie star Cristiano Ronaldo were nominated for Sportsman of the Year.

American tune star Allyson Felix, swimmer Katie Ledecky, skier Mikaela Shiffrin, tennis stars Serena Williams and Garbine Muguruza, and South African runner Caster Semenya are the women’s finalists.

The awards take location in Monaco on February 28.

Sportsman of the Year award

Roger Federer (Switzerland) tennis, Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) football, Mo Farah (GB) athletics, Chris Froome (GB) cycling, Lewis Hamilton (GB) Formula 1, Rafael Nadal (Spain) tennis.

Sportswoman of the Year award

Garbine Muguruza (Spain) tennis, Caster Semenya (South Africa) athletics, Serena Williams (US) tennis, Allyson Felix (US) athletics, Katie Ledecky (US) swimming, Mikaela Shiffrin (US) alpine snowboarding.

Team of the Year

France’s Davis Cup group (tennis), Golden State Warriors (basketball), Mercedes-AMG Petronas (Formula 1), New England Patriots (American soccer), New Zealand’s America’s Cup group (sailing), Real Madrid (football).

Breakthrough of the Year
Anthony Joshua (GB) boxing, Kylian Mbappe (France) football, Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) tennis, Sergio Garcia (Spain) golfing, Giannis Antetokounmpo (Greece) basketball, Caeleb Dressel (US) swimming.

The comeback of the Year


FC Barcelona (Spain) soccer, Roger Federer (Switzerland) tennis, Valentino Rossi (Italy) motorsport, Sally Pearson (Australia) athletics, Justin Gatlin (US) athletics, Chapecoense (Brazil) soccer.

Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability
Marcel Hug (Switzerland) para-athletics, Yui Kamiji (Japan) wheelchair tennis, Oksana Masters (US) move-USA skiing, Bibian Mentel-Spee (Netherlands) snowboarding, Jetze Plat (Netherlands) Ironman, Markus Rehm (Germany) long leap.

Action Sportsperson of the Year
Tyler Wright (Australia) browsing, John John Florence (US) browsing, Anna Gasser (Austria) skiing, Mark McMorris (Canada) snowboarding, Nyjah Huston (US) skateboarding, Armel Le Cleac’h (France) cruising.

Best Sporting Moment of the Year
The Iowa Hawkeyes and the ‘Kinnick Wave’ (US) American football, Bradley Lowery and his special bond with Jermain Defoe (GB) football, Kimi Raikkonen and his six-year-vintage fan Thomas Danel (Finland) Formula 1, Chapecoense (Brazil) soccer, Billy Monger (GB) motorsport.

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