IWC and Laureus part 8
Watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has joined forces with Laureus
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This strategy means that the global Laureus Sport for Good Foundation is also supported by several National Sport for Good Foundations. The National Sport for Good Foundations are in Argentina, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and the USA. Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen, insists that the company bears a social responsibility: “The privileged people on this planet – and we are among them – must do something to help those who are socially, physically or economically disadvantaged. We as a company bear a social responsibility.” The Laureus World Sports Awards The Laureus World Sports Awards is considered to be the highest international accolade of its kind. The annual selection of the winners covers all sporting disciplines in a variety of categories. With their superb sporting credentials, who could be better qualified to make the annual selection than the Academy members?
The Academy members vote by secret ballot for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year, Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year, Laureus World Team of the Year, Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year, and Laureus World Comeback of the Year, the nominations for which are made by the Laureus Media Selection Panel, an elite group of the world’s most influential sports editors, sports journalists and broadcasters from 125 countries. Academy members also vote for two other categories: Laureus World Alternative Sportsperson of the Year respectively Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year and Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability. In addition, the Academy presents, at its discretion, the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award, the Laureus Sport for Good Award and the Laureus Spirit of Sport Award.
The Chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy is American athletics legend Edwin Moses, the former double Olympic 400 metres hurdles champion, supported by Vice Chairpersons, Tanni Grey-Thompson from the UK, wheelchair racer and 11 time gold medal-winner, and Boris Becker, from Germany, the tennis legend and three-time Wimbledon champion. Laureus World Sports Academy Laureus The members of the Laureus World Sports Academy represent all continents and all the main sporting disciplines. Between them the sportsmen and sportswomen account – among other things – for over 100 Olympic medals, about half of them gold, 100 world titles and 200 world records.