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At the LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARD the "Who is Who" of the international world sports in the present and the past is gathering to reward the best athletes, teams and sports personalities.

For me it is always very special to spend an evening together with sports legends and role models such as Luis Figo, Daley Thompson or sports heroines like Nadia Comaneci and Cathy Freeman. On top of that I also get the opportunity to meet and celebrate the sports idols of today. As a Laureus World Sports Academy member I am very pleased and honored to hold the eulogy to the winner of the category "Comeback of the Year". This year's award goes to the New Zealand rugby player Dan Carter.T

Today we were asked to walk the red carpet wearing sneakers to promote our common mission "Laureus Sport For Good". "Nothing better than that" I said to myself and experienced the most comfortable night of my gala evening career in my red sneakers ;-)



photo 1: After Monte Carlo, Estoril and London for the first time now I get to participate in the Laueres World Sports Award in my own city Berlin

photo 2: It was a very happy surprise to meet the great figure skating virtuoso and Olympic Champion Evgeni Plushenko with his charming wife Yana

photo 3: Today our feet were comfortably pillowed by sneakers and I was able to pose relaxedly with the successful and popular head coach of the German soccer team Joachim Löw in front of the world press

photo 4: A very special and emotional moment is always the award ceremony for the "WORLD SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR WITH DISABILITY" which the Brazilian swimmer Daniel Dias won this year

Copyright Katarina Witt