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Recent FIS News
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Vonn the 2010 Laureus World Sportswoman
Lindsey Vonn has won the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award as recognition for a stellar year in which she secured her third straight FIS Ski World Cup overall victory and the Olympic downhill gold medal. She became only the second winner from the winter sports in the two main categories after Janica Kostelic received the same honor in 2006.
Spain's world tennis No 1 Rafael Nadal was acclaimed Laureus World Sportsman of the Year after his remarkable 2010 winning three Grand Slam events - at Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open. It was Nadal's second Laureus Award - he also won the Laureus Breakthrough Award in 2006.
Nadal also joined in the celebrations as the Laureus World Team of the Year Award went to the Spain World Cup Team following their victory in South Africa. The first time Spain, a powerhouse of European football, had won the FIFA World Cup.
The Laureus World Sports Awards, which recognize sporting achievement, are the premier honors on the international sporting calendar. The winners, as voted by the Laureus World Sports Academy, the ultimate sports jury, made up of 46 of the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of all time, were announced at a televised Awards Ceremony staged at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi hosted by double Oscar winner Kevin Spacey and attended by guests from the worlds of sport and entertainment.
The Awards were announced in seven categories. The winners were:
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: Rafael Nadal