VOTE for December's most emotional sporting moment!

2017-12-07 12:33

The annual Laureus Sport for Good South Africa National Summit was hosted in Mauritius and saw over 70 delegates from across SA gather.

London - Chapecoense, the Brazilian football team which was torn apart by a devastating plane crash and whose revival and comeback inspired the football community, have won the November Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year public vote.

Defender and crash survivor Alan Ruschel, who made an emotional return to the pitch in a friendly against FC Barcelona in August, is also recognised in the emotional video which received the most votes in the November competition.

Each month, from August to December, the public have selected their favourite Moment from a shortlist of six videos, chosen by the sporting legends of the Laureus World Sports Academy.

The five monthly winners will then go head-to-head in a final public vote, with the winner being announced at the 2018 Laureus Awards Ceremony on February 27 in Monaco.

Chapecoense’s moment will now join Bradley Lowery and Jermain Defoe, Kimi Räikkönen and his 6-year-old fan Thomas Danel and inspirational 18-year-old motor racing driver Billy Monger as the first four nominees for the 2018 Laureus Awards.

The Laureus Best Sporting Moment Award demonstrates qualities such as fair play, sportsmanship, drama and dedication, and looks beyond the scoreboard or podium.

The moments symbolise the true values of sport and bring to life the message that sport has the power to change the world.

To view these emotional and engaging Moments and VOTE for your favourite, visit

Laureus Best Sporting Moment of the Year: Contenders for December

An Amazing Gesture – Motiva College fund Caiçaras’ travel for Brazilian national basketball championship

Goal Of His Life – Olympique de Marseille fan Kamel Zaroual is overcome with emotion after taking a ceremonial kick-off

I’m Still Standing – South African surfer Chris Bertrish paddle boards for three months to raise funds for charity

Once In Our Lifetime - The tennis world stands still to watch rivals Federer and Nadal playing together at the Laver Cup

Nothing Can Stop Me – Paraplegic climber Lai Chi-wai overcomes adversity to tackle Hong Kong’s famous Lion Rock in wheelchair

Wave To The Kids – In heart-warming act, Iowa Hawkeyes fans wave to sick kids in the children’s hospital beside their stadium

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