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Usain Bolt and Simone Biles dominate at Laureus Awards

BIG WINNERS: Simone Biles and Usain Bolt

USAIN BOLT and Simone Biles claimed the top accolades at this years Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco.

Eight-time Olympic sprint champion Bolt and four-time Olympic gold gymnast Biles were named sportsman and sportswoman of the year for their 2016 achievements, while Britain's Rachel Atherton won the action sportsperson of the year award for her downhill mountain biking feats.


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Leicester City won the spirit of sport award for winning the Premier League, and Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri and captain Wes Morgan were in Monaco to collect the spirit of sport prize.

Other award winners included:

Team of the year: Chicago Cubs, who ended a 108-year wait to win Major League Baseball's World Series.

Comeback of the year: American swimmer Michael Phelps, who won his 23rd Olympic gold in his final Games in Rio.

Sportsperson of the Year with a disability: Beatrice Vio, Italian wheelchair fencer who won gold at the 2016 Paralympics.

Sport for Good Award: for Sporting Inspiration: The Refugee Olympic Team, who competed at the Rio Olympics.

Best Sporting Moment: Barcelona Under-12 team whose players consoled their distraught Japanese opponents at the end of the Junior Soccer World Challenge in a touching show of sportsmanship.

The Laureus Sport for Good Award: Waves for Change.

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