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Usain Bolt, Simone Biles, Michael Phelps score win at 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards

The 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards recognized the best in the business on Tuesday in Monaco, awarding huge honors to track star Usain Bolt, swimming great, Michael Phelps, and petite powerhouse gymnast Simone Biles.

The award show, held at the Salle des Etoiles, Sporting Monte Carlo, was a well-attended event with legends of sport showing up to fete the winners.

Track stars Michael Johnson, Tegla Loroupe, Edwin Moses, tennis star Boris Becker, gymnast Nadia Comaneci, swimmer Missy Franklin, soccer standouts Luis Figo, Cafu, Carlos Pujol and Jens Lehmann, and more big names attended the event, which was hosted by actor Hugh Grant.

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MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Laureus World Comeback of the Year winner Swimmer Michael Phelps of the US accepts his award from Laureus Academy member Boris Becker during the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Winner of the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award F1 Driver and Laureus Ambassador Nico Rosberg of Germany poses with his award at the Winners Press Conference and Photocall during the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Winner of the Laureus World Comeback of the Year Swimmer Michael Phelps of the US poses with his trophy at the Winners Press Conference and Photocall during the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Winner of the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award Gymnast Simone Biles of the US poses with her trophy the Winners Press Conference and Photocall during the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Laureus Ambassador Missy Franklin on stage welcomes Gymnast Simone Biles of the US the winner of the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award during the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award nominee Athlete Usian Bolt of Jamaica attends the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Host Hugh Grant on stage during the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Winner of the Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award Fencer Beatrice Vio of Italy with her trophy at the Winners Press Conference and Photocall during the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Laureus)
LARVOTTO, Feb. 15, 2017 -- Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlene pose for photos on the red carpet at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Larvotto, Monaco on Feb. 14, 2017. (Xinhua/Chen Yichen via Getty Images)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Prince Albert II of Monaco speaks as Gymnast Simone Biles of the US the winner of the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award and Laureus Academy member Nadia Comaneci with Laureus Ambassador Missy Franklin look on during the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Prince Albert II of Monaco speaks on stage during the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Laureus Academy member Alessandro Del Piero attends the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Jason Kenny and wife Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year nominee Cyclist Laura Kenny of Great Britain attend the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Freestyle skier Kelly Sildaru of Estonia attends the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Wheelchair racer Marcel Hug of Switzerland attends the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Laureus Ambassador Nico Rosberg and Vivian Rosberg attend the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Tim Conibear from Waves For Change attend the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award winner Usian Bolt poses with the other Laureus World Sports Awards winners pose for a selfie on stage during the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Winner of the Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year Award U-12 Coach for Barcelona FC Sergi Mila on behalf of the team attends the Winners Press Conference and Photocall during the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. After the Junior Soccer World Challenge that the Barcelona U-12 team won they consoled their Japanese rivals after beating them 1-0 in the final (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Swimmer Michael Phelps of the US, winner of the Laureus World Comeback of the Year poses on stage with other winners during the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Charlene,Princess of Monaco hands the Laureus Sport For Good award to Tim Conibear from Wavews For Change on stage during the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year Award winner Barcelona FC U-12 group Coach FC Sergi Mila accepts on behalf of the team with Laureus Academy member Carles Puyol on stage during the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. After the Junior Soccer World Challenge that the Barcelona U-12 team won they consoled their Japanese rivals after beating them 1-0 in the final (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Host Hugh Grant during the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Winner of the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award F1 Driver and Laureus Ambassador Nico Rosberg of Germany poses with his award at the Winners Press Conference and Photocall during the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Chairman and owner of the Chicago Cubs Tom Ricketts poses with the Laureus World Team of the Year Award accepted on behalf of the team at uring the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Athlete Usian Bolt of Jamaica with his Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award during the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Laureus Academy member Alessandro Del Piero hands the Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award to winner Fencer Beatrice Vio of Italy as Clarence Seedorf looks on during the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Winner of the Laureus Sport For Good award Tim Conibear from Waves For Change with his trophy at the Winners Press Conference and Photocall during the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Laureus Academy member Michael Johnson shows his trainers during the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Jason Kenny and wife Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year nominee Cyclist Laura Kenny of Great Britain attend the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Laureus Academy member Franz Klammer and guest attend the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Laureus Academy member Sir Chris Hoy and guest attend the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Laureus Academy member Edwin Moses attends the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Prince Albert II of Monaco and his Charlene,Princess of Monaco are greeted at the red carpet by Laureus Academy Chairman Sean Fitzpatrick the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Laureus World Comeback of the Year nominee Swimmer Michael Phelps of the US and Nicole Phelps attend the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Host Hugh Grant and Anna Eberstein attend the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Host Hugh Grant and Anna Eberstein attend the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for Laureus)
MONACO - FEBRUARY 14: Host Kate Abdo attends the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Salle des Etoiles,Sporting Monte Carlo on February 14, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images for Laureus)
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Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Charlene, Princess of Monaco, also attended the event and welcomed the crowd to their country and took time to recognize many of the best moments in sports.

It was an especially emotional night for Michael Phelps, who reflected on his swimming career and incredible year of both swimming and marriage and fatherhood. Upon accepting his award for Laureus World Comeback of the Year, Phelps told the crowd: "I was searching for pure happiness...I found it."

Check out all the winners below:

The Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: Usain Bolt (track and field, Jamaica)

The Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year: Simone Biles (gymnastics, US)

The Laureus WorldTeam of the Year: TheChicago Cubs

The Laureus World Comeback of the Year: Michael Phelps (swimming, US)

The Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year: Nico Rosberg (Formula 1)

The Laureus World​​​​​​​ Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability: Beatrice Vio (fencing, Italy)

The Laureus WorldSport for Good Award: for Sporting Inspiration: The Refugee Olympic Team

The Laureus World​​​​​​​ Best Sporting Moment: Barcelona Under-12 team

The Laureus Sport for Good Award: Waves for Change

The Laureus Sport Spirit of Sport Award: Leicester City (Soccer)

The Laureus Sport Action Sportsperson of the Year: Rachel Atherton (BMX)

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