Watch Laureus Academy Members assembled for the 2016 Laureus Sports Awards photographed for The Official Laureus Opus.

The Official Laureus Opus

Laureus is a unique global sports based charity which uses the inspiration of sports to improve young lives.

The Official Laureus Opus celebrates the spirit of sporting greatness and the inspiration that sport brings to individuals and community in all walks of life.

At 850 pages, measuring 20 x 20 inches (50 cm x 50 cm), and weighing in excess of 98 lbs (32kg), the leather bound Opus comes presented in a beautiful hand-made protective clamshell case.

Special Edition Signatures

The first 150 marquee copies include a unique signature page signed by 56 Academy Members (listed below). This will be a first of its kind. A most special collectable and an unprecedented investment treasure.

Exclusive Access

The Laureus Opus will comprise of case studies of global projects and interviews with Academy Members sharing their unique and insughtful stories. Academy members include:

Alberto Tomba, Alessandro Del Piero, Alexey Nemov, Bobby Charlton, Boris Becker, Cafu, Carles Puyol, Cathy Freeman, Daley Thompson, Dan Marino, David Douillet, Dawn Fraser, Deng Yaping, Edwin Moses, Emerson Fittipaldi, Franz Beckenbauer, Franz Klammer, Gary Player, Giacomo Agostini, Hugo Porta, Ian Botham, Ilie Nastase, Jack Nicklaus, Kapil Dev, Katarina Witt, Kip Keino, Li Xiaopeng, Luis Figo, Marcel Desailly, Marcus Allen, Mark Spitz, Martina Navratilova, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Michael Johnson, Mick Doohan, Miguel Indurain, Mika Hakkinen, Mike Horn, Monica Seles, Morné du Plessis, Nadia Comaneci, Nawal El Moutawakel, Rahul Dravid, Robby Naish, Sachin Tendulkar, Sean Fitzpatrick, Sebastian Coe, Sergey Bubka, Steve Redgrave, Steve Waugh, Tanni Grey – Thompson, Tegla Loroupe, Tony Hawk, Vivian Richards, Yang Yang, Yao Ming.


Edwin Moses – Athletics

Nadia Comaneci – Gymnastics

Hugo Porta – Rugby

Sebastian Coe – Athletics

Ian Botham – Cricket

Ilie Năstase – Tennis

Robbie Naish – Kiteboarding, Windsurfing

Luis Figo – Soccer

Morné du Plessis – Rugby

Boris Becker – Tennis

Marcel Desailly – Soccer

Novak Djokovic – Tennis

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