The Laureus World Sports Awards is putting together a serious competition that may be even more heated than the NBA Final between the Cavs and the Warriors or the stiff competition at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Laureus announced the nominees for seven of the categories for the Laureus World Sports Awards held in Monaco on February 14.
The organization shined the spotlight of some of the most renowned sports moments of the year and the incredible athletes that made them happen.
In the Sportsman of the Year category, it's going to be a tight race with Stephen Curry and LeBron James going up against Olympic gold medal winners Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Andy Murray and soccer phenom Cristiano Ronaldo.
Check out who was nominated for the awards this year:
Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award
Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award
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Laureus World Team of the Year Award
Brazil Men's Olympic Football Team
Mercedes AMG Petronas
Portugal Men's Football Team
Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award
Fiji Men's Rugby Sevens Team
Iceland Men's Football Team
Wayde van Niekerk
Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award
Juan Martin del Potro
Fabienne St Louis
Aksel Lund Svindal
Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Award
Laureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year Award
John John Florence