Nine-time Olympic Games champion Usain Bolt and Rio Olympic sprint double winner Elaine Thompson, are shortlisted for Laureus World Sports Awards.

Bolt won the sprint double at the Rio Olympic Games and helped Jamaica to the 4x100m title at August.

Thompson, who became the first Caribbean woman to win the sprint double at the Olympic Games, is one of two track and field woman in for the award.
American Allyson Felix, who was second in the Rio 400m final, is also shortlisted.

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, British duo Andy Murray and Mo Farah are both also included in the six nominees, along with United States basketball stars LeBron James and Stephen Curry, as announced on Wednesday.

Laureus Sports Awards Nominees 2017
Nominee Nationality Sport
Usain Bolt Jamaica Athletics
Stephen Curry USA Basketball
Andy Murray UK Tennis
Mo Farah UK Atheltics
Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Football
LeBron James USA Basketball
Simone Biles USA Gymnastics
Laura Kenny UK Cycling
Allyson Felix USA Atheltics
Katie Ledecky USA Swimming
Angelique Kerber Germany Tennis
Elaine Thompson Jamaica Athletics

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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