laureus world sports awards 2014

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH TO HOST LAUREUS WORLD SPORTS AWARDS IN MALAYSIA

Cumberpeople rejoice! Benedict Cumberbatch will be coming to Asia!

The “Sherlock” star will be coming to Malaysia to host the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards in Kuala Lumpur on March 26.

Here are excerpts from the press release about it:
 
He said: “I am a big sports enthusiast and I am delighted to be able to host such an important event in the sporting year. I have seen the names of all the great sportsmen and women who have been nominated for the Laureus Awards this year and, although I played a great detective in Sherlock, I have to confess I have no idea who is going to win. They all seem to have achieved so much. But it will be great to be part of such a special event.”
 
A great supporter of charities, Cumberbatch is an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust which aims to help disadvantaged young people in the United Kingdom. After playing scientist Stephen Hawking in the TV production of Hawking in 2004, he has been an active supporter and patron of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

The 15th Laureus World Sports Awards, which recognise sporting achievement during the calendar year 2013, is the premier honours event on the international sporting calendar. The winners, as voted by the Laureus World Sports Academy, the ultimate sports jury, made up of 46 of the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of all time, will be unveiled at a globally televised Awards Ceremony staged at Istana Budaya in Kuala Lumpur on the evening of Wednesday, March 26.

Proceeds from the Laureus World Sports Awards directly benefit and underpin the work of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, which supports more than 140 community sports projects in 34 countries. Since its inception, Laureus has raised over €60 million for projects which have improved the lives of millions of young people.

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