The Verti Music Hall in Berlin will host the Laureus 2020 Awards, which will be held on February 17th with the presence of great world sport figures and to which Rafa Nadal, Marc Márquez and the Spanish basketball team aspire, among others. .
In this way the capital of Germany will host a very special edition of these prestigious awards, the twentieth, and will repeat as a host after having done so in 2016 with the Palais am Funktum as the stage.
None of the winners on that occasion will do it again on this occasion, but several nominees could be retaliated that by then were left without the statuette such as Lewis Hamilton, Lionel Messi, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team, the American women’s soccer team or Cuban athlete Omara Durand.
Berlin picks up in 2020 the witness that leaves Monaco, host for the last three years at the Sporting Club. This is undoubtedly an iconic place for the Laureus, because they lived there for the long time in 2000 to move in 2001, 2002 and 2003 to another location in Monegasque lands such as the Grimaldi Forum.
Later, a period of internationalization would take place that took the ceremony to other countries starting with Portugal. The Cultural Center of Belem in 2004 and the popular Estoril Casino in 2005 were the anticipation of the two editions held at the Parque del Fòrum and at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.
The next destination of the awards after its passage through the Iberian Peninsula would be the Russian city of St. Petersburg, with the presence in the Mariinsky Theater among other personalities of the country’s president Vladimir Putin.
The arrival in Asia came in 2010 from the hand of the United Arab Emirates since the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi staged the finery of the years 2010 and 2011. That global spirit would return to be present after a new step through the Old Continent , when it came to London’s Central Hall Westminster to become the epicenter of world sport.
The Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), the Istana Budaya of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and the Great Theater of Shanghai (China) would enjoy three editions away from Europe until Berlin won the honor for the first time. Now you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your potential organizer again in an event of worldwide relevance that will be presented by actress Sharon Stone. .