Hugh Grant tapped to host the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco

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Hugh Grant can add another job title to his resume -- host!

Grant will host the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco on February 14, which will honor the greatest athletes and athletic accomplishments around the globe this year.

"As always this is a massive occasion for the world's sporting community and I'm really delighted to be hosting the event, particularly in Monaco where it all started back in 2000. This isn't just about who wins the Awards, it's also about Laureus and its friends re-affirming their support for what Nelson Mandela said. I'm proud to be a part of that and to do what I can to help."

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Tennis player Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with his Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award during the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 in Berlin, Germany, April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Ironman Jan Frodeno of Germany poses with his Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year trophy during the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Steve Hansen, coach of the All Blacks with All Blacks Captain Richie McCaw on behalf of the All Blacks rugby team and Laureus World Sports Academy member Sean Fitzpatrick pose with the Laureus World Team of the Year trophy during the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Jordi Cruyff poses with the Laureus Spirit of Sport Award trophy for Johan Cruyff collected on behalf of his father during the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Former Austrian Formula One driver Niki Lauda awarded in the category Lifetime Achievement poses during the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: German actor Daniel Bruehl (L) and Austrian Formula One driver Niki Lauda awarded in the category Lifetime Achievement pose during the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Rachel Muthoga from the project 'Moving The Goalposts' poses with the Laureus Sport for Good Award during the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Former Austrian Formula One driver Niki Lauda awarded in the category Lifetime Achievement poses during the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Former F1 pilot Andreas Nikolaus 'Niki' Lauda and his wife Birgit Lauda attend the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Athlete and Laureus Sportsperson of the year with a Disability award nominee Liu Cuiping of China attends the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Former football player Carles Puyol and Vanessa Lorenzo attend the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Sports for Good Children with Laureus World Sports Awards trophies during the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Surfer and Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award Nominee Mick Fanning attends the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Former tennis player Boris Becker (R) with his wife Lilly Becker (C) and son Noah Becker (L) attend the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Laureus Ambassador Kathi Woerndl and Jens Tiedemann attend the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: DFB President Reinhard Grindel attends the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Ironman Jan Frodeno of Germany poses with his Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year trophy during the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Laureus World Sports Academy member Robby Naish attends the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Former tennis player Boris Becker and his wife Lilly Becker attend the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Laureus World Sports Academy member Nadia Comaneci attends the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Former Finnish Formula 1 champion Mika Hakkinen and partner Marketa Ramesova attend the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Laureus World Sports Academy member Marvelous Marvin Hagler and his wife Kay Guarrera attends the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Chloe Kim of the USA nominee for Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability attends the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Laureus World Sports Academy member Tegla Loroupe attends the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Former All Black Richie McCaw attends the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Kip Keino attends the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Franziska Knuppe attends the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Czech Republic's model and television program announcer Petra Nemcova attends the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Maria Hoefl-Riesch attends the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Sabine Christiansen and her husband Norbert Medus attend the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Laureus World Sports Ambassador David Coulthard and wife Karen Minier attend the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Soccer and Laureus World Sports Academy member Raul Gonzalez Blanco attends the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Austrian skier Anna Fenninger and her husband Manuel Veith attend the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Laureus World Sports Ambassador Nico Rosberg attends the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Actor Daniel Bruehl attends the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Marcel Desailly attends the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Katarina Witt attends the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: German media manager Werner E. Klatten attends the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: Jessica Kastrop attends the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016 on April 18, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Isa Foltin/WireImage)
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The award show is returning to Monaco, where the very first Awards Ceremony was held in 2000. The Laureus Awards were founded by President Nelson Mandela, and it was in Monaco that he gave his famous speech highlighting that "sport has the power to change the world."

The Laureus Foundation has gone forward with that message and created the Laureus Sport for Good movement, which is centered on improving the lives of young people through sport. The foundation also honors top athletes throughout the globe for their achievements.

It looks like Grant officially has a Valentine's date -- and they happen to be some of the hottest athletes in town.

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