London: Laureus has launched the Laureus Sporting Moment 2000 – 2020 public vote, which gives sports fans the power to choose one of the winners of the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards. Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar is one of the contenders.

Laureus, under the title, “Carried on the shoulders of a nation (2011) - Sachin Tendulkar, Cricket”, said, “On his sixth attempt at the World Cup and with India not having won the competition since 1983, the legendary batsman, Sachin Tendulkar was finally a part of the team that reigned victorious. Carried on the shoulders of the Indian team, he made a lap of honour, shedding tears of joy after the victory was sealed in his home city.”

In Berlin on February 17, the 20th anniversary Laureus World Sports Awards will honour the greatest sporting triumphs of 2019, celebrate the power of sport in transforming the lives of young people around the world and, through this campaign, award the greatest Laureus Sporting Moment of the last 20 years.

The Laureus Sporting Moment Award celebrates the moments where sport has unified people in the most extraordinary way. This campaign shortlists 20 sporting stories from the last 20 years that have left their mark on the world.

Shining a light on those unforgettable moments that have changed sporting history and inspired fans and followers around the globe. A collection of the world’s greatest sporting moments from the new millennium exemplifying sporting values such as fair play, sportsmanship, humanity, overcoming adversity, dedication and the power to unite through sport – all key values of the Laureus movement.

The Laureus Sporting Moment 2000 – 2020 public vote will celebrate the transformational power of sport and reinforce Laureus’ 20th anniversary message that ‘Sport Unites Us’. 

Sports fans around the world have the chance to participate and vote for their favourite of the 20 shortlisted moments at laureus.com/vote.

With three knock-out rounds, the top-20 moments will be whittled down to 10 then five, with the top-five moments going head-to-head, with one moment ultimately crowned the winner of Laureus Sporting Moment 2000-2020. As the only award voted for by the public, it’s over to you to decide who will take the coveted top spot as our Laureus Sporting Moment 2000-2020.

Voting takes place between January 10 and February 16, with the winner being announced during the Laureus World Sports Awards Show on Monday February 17, 2020 in Berlin.