Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th October in the Principality of Monaco
The 1st edition of the Monaco World Sports Legends Award, the Oscars of Sport, will take place on
Tuesday 25th (Media Day) and on Wednesday 26th October 2016 for the Award Ceremony and Gala
Dinner with Red Carpet held in the prestigious Salle Empire of the Hotel de Paris, located on Casino
Square in Monaco.
The World Sports Legends Award will be awarded to men and women, sporting champions both active
and retired, who have gained distinction not only for their sporting exploits but also for their example,
which is an inspiration for the new generations.
The Monaco World Sports Legends Award aims at promoting sport’s ethical and moral values as ideals to
motivate others, especially the young, to excel.
The Awarded will enter the Pantheon of the World Sports Legends through their handprints, as symbols of
man and the whole of mankind.
This year the list of the Awarded presents the names of the greatest champions worldwide in the sporting
field, reunited in this exceptional circumstance:
Sir Tony McCoy (Northern Ireland/ horse racing jockey – 20 times Jockey Champion, a record of 289
jump wins in 2001/2002 season and the most jump winners during his career, with 4022 victories);
Giacomo Agostini (Italy/ Moto- 15 times Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion);
Pernilla Wiberg (Sweden/ Alpine Ski Racer – 2 Olympic gold medals/ 4 World Championships/ 1 World
Cup overall title);
Jean-Marie Pfaff (Belgium/ Football – First winner of World’s Best Goalkeeper);
Mika Hakkinen (Finland/ Formula1- twice Formula 1 World Champion);
Tia Hellebaut (Belgium/ Athletics – Olympic high-jump gold medal);
Carl Fogarty (England/ Superbike – 4 times Superbike World Champion);
Jhong Uhk Kim (Korea/USA – Kung Fu GrandMaster)
“Best Values Award”
Victor Tello (Mexico/ MonacoWSLA Best Values Award for community support)
Antony Noghès (Monaco/ To have created the Monaco Grand Prix in 1929, the Rallye Monte-Carlo in
1911, the checkered flag used to end races in 1931.
The Prize will be received by Yann-Antony Noghès and Lionel Noghès.
The Press Conference of the Monaco World Sports Legends Award 2016, the Oscars of Sport, will be held
on Tuesday 25th October at 6pm in the prestigious Salle des Princes at the Automobile Club of Monaco.
The official interviews will be held in the prestigious venue of the Fairmont Monte-Carlo Resort, partner of
The WSLA 2-day event will end on Wednesday 26th October with the Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner
with Red Carpet at the Salle Empire of the Hotel de Paris.
The event will be presented in five languages by the international ballet star, Lorena Baricalla,
Ambassadress and Master of Ceremonies of the Monaco World Sports Legends Award.
A particular feature for the event created and produced by Promo Art Monte-Carlo Production is that of
linking sport with entertainment, art, fashion and glamour, making the World Sports Legends Award
Monaco a unique international showcase: the Oscars of Sport.
The Master of Ceremonies Lorena Baricalla will wear outfits created by high fashion stylists: Gianni
Versace (iconic dresses from Antonio Caravano’s precious and unique private collection); Genesia
Walle (Brazilian stylist in this year of the Olympic Games in Brazil); Didimara (Franco-Portuguese stylist of
particular note at Monaco Fashion Week 2016), Duccio Venturi (Italian luxury shoe designer who will
produce new creations especially for this event), Marina Corazziari Jewels.
As Monte-Carlo has always been a venue for the most famous red carpets, there will be special
appearances by well-known people from the world of American cinema, sport champions and VIPs.
Among the guests of honour is the American film producer Julius R Nasso, creator of Hollywood action
films with Steven Seagal, and Armando Ariostini, famous opera singer.
The Gala, conceived as an American-style show, includes entertainements with ballet and orchestra.
Another unique feature is the creation of the Oscar for the World Sports Legends Award. It is the work of
Marcos Marin, international artist who realized the portraits of some of the world’s most influential men
and women. Marin will create a sculpture which brings together all the symbolism and values of WSLA.
The sporting world’s greatest champions, whether still active or not, will be presented with the “World
Sports Legends Award”.
The special prize “Best Sports Values” will be awarded to an athlete who stands out for an exemplary
sporting gesture which embodies sport’s ethical and moral values, or to well-known people for their
community support through sport.
In addition, “Posthumous Awards” will be conferred on great champions with legendary careers or to
well-known people who operated in the sporting sector.
The event is held with the support of the Automobile Club de Monaco, the Fairmont Monte-Carlo Resort,
the Department of Tourism and Congress and the SBM.
The 2016 MONACO WORLD SPORTS LEGENDS AWARD Official Program:
Tuesday 25th October
From 12am to 5pm: WSLA Official Interviews
Fairmont Monte-Carlo Resort
6pm: Official WSLA Press Conference
Automobile Club de Monaco – Salle des Princes
Automobile Club de Monaco
Meet&Greet with the WSLA athletes, celebrities and ambassadors with the ACM Members
Wednesday 26th October
WSLA AWARD CEREMONY and GALA DINNER
Salle Empire, Hotel de Paris
8pm: Red Carpet and Photo Call
9pm: Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner
11.30pm: Dance Floor
To reserve your Table (10 persons) and places for the Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner on 26 October: