Vodafone Customers at Laureus Sports Awards
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Four privileged customers of Vodafone will always have fond memories of Laureus and Vodafone after attending the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards on March 10 in Abu Dhabi.
The trip for the four gentlemen was made possible by the kind courtesy of Laureus and Vodafone. Ernest Ahiaba from Ashaiman, Accra, Richard Arthur from Kumasi, Jacob Nartey from Juapong and Isaac Osei from Koforidua won the trip to attend the event by texting in correct answers to a promo that Vodafone run on Joy FM and Citi FM between February 17 – 20.
Stars present at this event included Hollywood’s Kevin Spacey (Oscars winner), popular British film stars Hugh Grant and Clive Owen, American actors Kyle MacLachlan (Desperate Housewives) and Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar) among many others.
For the awards itself, Laureus World Sportsman went to Usain Bolt of Jamaica while American Tennis Star Serena Williams took the World Sportswoman of the Year.
Jenson Button took the World Breakthrough of the Year; Brawn GP Formula One Team of the UK took home the World Team of the Year (out of the jaws of favourites Barcelona FC) with Natalie Du Toit of South Africa taking the World Sportsperson with Disability Award. Stephanie Gilmore of Australia was picked as the World Action Sportsperson of the Year while tennis star Kim Clijsters won the World Comeback Award.
Other sports legends present at the event were German soccer great "Der Kaiser", Franz Beckenbauer, Olympic 400m champion Cathy Freeman, tennis legend Boris Becker and former two-time 400m hurdles Olympic champion Edwin Moses, President of the Laureus Sports Academy.
The 2010 Laureus World Sports Awards, recognised sporting achievement during the period January 1 - December 31, 2009 and is described as the premier honours on the international sporting calendar.
Ernest, Richard, Jacob and Isaac were treated to a special time at the Yas Marina Racing Circuit and each of them shared in some moments of stardom by interacting and taking photos with their favourite sporting legends and stars. Their impressions of the event?
“Simply breathtaking by all standards”.