Rafael Nadal announced the winner for this year’s Laureus Sport for Good Society Award.
The winners of the Laureus World Sports Awards were announced today and the Real Madrid Foundation won the Sport for Good Society Award.
Hence, it was only fitting that Nadal was announcing the winner of this award since he is a fan of Real Madrid, who are currently on the brink of winning La Liga.
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“The Laureus Sport for Good Society Award is given to an organization, team, or body that uses the value of sport to help improve society,” Nadal said. “This year’s winners have helped more than one million people use sport to better their lives through education and supporting each other. They believe sport is about more than just physical exercise. It can teach life skills and discipline, as well as providing enjoyment and a sense of belonging.
“I am delighted that the winners are not only from Spain, but are connected to a club I love. The winner of the Laureus Sport for Good Society Award for 2022 is the Real Madrid Foundation.”
Six tennis players were nominated for various categories at the Laureus World Sports Awards, but only one ended up being in the winners’ circle.
US Open champion Emma Raducanu won the Laureus World Breakthrough Award, beating fellow tennis player Daniil Medvedev, who won the men’s singles title in the competition. The Brit became the sixth tennis player to win this award with the others being Marat Safin, Rafael Nadal, Amelie Mauresmo, Andy Murray, and Naomi Osaka.
Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty were nominated for the World Sportsman and the World Sportswoman of the year Awards. However, they lost to Formula One star Max Verstappen and sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah respectively. Wheelchair tennis stars Diede de Groot and Shingo Kunieda were nominated as well, but neither could win.
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