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Abu Dhabi to host Laureus Awards on Wednesday

other Updated: Mar 10, 2010 00:48 IST

Sports stars from around the globe will converge at the Emirates Palace here when the capital hosts the 2010 Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony tomorrow to recognise the sporting achievements of the year passed by.

It will be a glittering function comprising the who's who of world sports, including influential figures from athletics, football, equestrian, snooker and cycling among other disciplines.

India's cricket World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev will represent the country as a member of the Laureus Academy which also has other cricketers in Steve Waugh, Shaun Pollock, Ian Botham and Brain Lara.

The Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award has Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt, 16 grand slam winner Roger Federer and 2009 FIFA player of the year Lionel Messi as some of the nominees.

Also featuring in the list are Ethiopian athlete Kenenisa Bekele and Spaniard cyclist Alberto Contador.