In 1999, the Laureus foundation was established to recognize the achievements of sportspersons and teams on a world scale. The Laureus foundation consists of retired sporting greats (42 as of 2007), who then vote on categories such as Sportsman of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year and Team of the Year. Other awards, Alternative Sportsperson of the Year and Sportsperson with a Disability of the Year, are judged by experts in those particular fields. This year the awards will be held on April 1-2, in Barcelona Spain. As of now, the nominees have not been announced. In the build up to these awards, this thread will discuss the previous winners and nominees, as well as the judging panel of sports greats. [hr] (Winner in Bold) Year 2000 Sportsman of the Year Tiger Woods (USA ? Golf) Andre Agassi (USA ? Tennis) Maurice Greene (USA ? Athletics) Sportswoman of the Year Marion Jones (USA ? Athletics) Lindsay Davenport (USA ? Tennis) Gabriela Szabo (Romania ? Athletics) Team of the Year Manchester United (England ? Football) Australian Rugby Union Team (Australia ? Rugby Union) United States Woman?s Football Team (USA ? Football) Newcomer of the Year Sergio Garcia (Spain ? Golf) Kurt Warner (USA ? American Football) Serena Williams (USA ? Tennis) Sportsperson with a Disability Louise Savage (Australia ? Athletics) (No other nominees listed) Alternative Sportsperson of the Year Shaun Palmer (USA ? Winter X-Games) (No other Nominees Listed) Lifetime Achievement Award Pele (Brazil ? Football) Sport for Good Award Eunice Kennedy Shriver You can discuss winners and nominees based on their achievements in that year, or as a retrospective look back on how their careers have progressed.