www.olympic.orgOLYMPIC REVIEW21Swiss tennis star Roger Federer (pictured below) made history by becoming the first ever recipient of three LaureusWorld Sports Awards. Federer was named Laureus WorldSportsman of the Year, for the third straight time, at the 2007Awards Ceremony in Barcelona, after another highlysuccessful 12 months in which he won Wimbledon, the US Open and the Australian Open. Tennis was the big winner in Barcelona as AmericanSerena Williams took the Laureus World Comeback of the YearAward following her Australian Open victory, and France'sAmélie Mauresmo won the Laureus World Breakthrough of theYear Award after her first two Grand Slam victories. The Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award went to Russian pole-vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva (pictured), while Italy won the Laureus World Team of the Year Award after theirWorld Cup success in Germany last summer.American surfer Kelly Slater was a popular winner of theLaureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year Award afterbecoming World Champion for a record eighth time.German mono-skier Martin Braxenthaler was namedLaureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability, afterwinning three gold medals in the Turin Winter ParalympicGames. The Laureus Sport for Good Award went to Britain'sLuke Dowdney for his work in founding the Fight for Peace boxing project, which helps young people from theslums of Rio de Janeiro whose lives are blighted by violence and drug trafficking.The winners are selected by the ultimate sports jury - the 44 members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, acollection of the world's greatest sportsmen and women.The Awards were presented in seven categories. The winners were:Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: Roger Federer Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year: Yelena IsinbayevaLaureus World Team of the Year: Italian Men's Football TeamLaureus World Breakthrough of the Year: Amélie MauresmoLaureus World Comeback of the Year: Serena WilliamsLaureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability: Martin BraxenthalerLaureus World Action Sportsperson of the Year: Kelly SlaterLAUREUS WORLDSPORTS AWARDSOTHERNEWS
22OLYMPIC REVIEWwww.olympic.orgMUSEUMNEWSFROM 23 JUNETO 14 OCT 2007IVAN GOOD:SAILING THEWORLD Exhibition celebrating theInternational SailingFederation's 100thanniversary and the 32ndAmerica's Cup.IN THE PHILATELYAREA FROM 1STJUNE UNTIL 30SEPT 200795 YEARS OFOLYMPICSTAMPS FROMSTOCKHOLM1912 TO 2007 Over the last three years, the Olympic Museumhas reached out beyond its borders and set up arange of programmes in other countries. It isinvolved in two main types of internationalactivity: one is lending items on a long-term basisto other institutions, for example the BarcelonaOlympic Museum, and the other is acceptingcommissions to collaborate on joint exhibitionsand cultural or educational ventures. This makesit possible to rationalise the costs of internationalprojects and to pool resources and skills toenrich the content. The Olympic Museum has collaborated onthe following three major commissions:The Olympic Games are all this and more:commissioned for the 117th Olympic Session in2005, this exhibition on the Olympic Movement iscurrently touring schools in Singapore to makepupils aware of the values embodied by theOlympic spirit.Olympic Dream:this exhibition has beenorganised in honour of the 25th anniversary ofthe Prince of Asturias Prize in Gijón, Spain.One World, One Dream - IOC OlympicTreasure Exhibition China Tourwill be hosted by15 Chinese towns between August 2007 andAugust 2008. Based on three themes - Chineseheroes, the Olympic Games and the history of theSummer Games - this event will be part of the2008 Olympic Games cultural programme.Joint projects include:Sailing the world:devised in collaboration withLa Caixa and the International Sailing Frederation(ISAF), the exhibition will be held at the OlympicMuseum from 20 Sept 2007 to 27 Jan 2008.Olympic Stars:La Maison des JeuxOlympiques in Albertville and Turin's NationalMountains Museum teamed up with the OlympicMuseum to produce an exhibition on the linksbetween sport and the cinema.BelowThe Olympic Museum, picturedexhibiting in Singapore in 2005, is currentlytouring schools in the cityTHEOLYMPIC MUSEUMONTOURTRIPLEMEDAL WINNERVISITSTHEOLYMPICMUSEUMIVANGOOD:SAILINGTHE WORLDDavid Peter Hemery is a gold,silver and bronze medallist.At the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, this talentedBritish athlete, resident in theUS, became Olympic championin the 400m hurdles. Althoughunable to retain the title four years later in Munich, he still came away with an honourablebronze medal. As a member of the British team, he completed his collection with a silver medal for the 4 x 400m relay. Ivan Good, official painter to the Belgian navy, isso passionate about boats that he paints themeverywhere, in every possible and imaginablesetting. His yachts can be found in fields,gardens, urban streets and on the roofs ofhouses. Oil tankers bask in the desert andtrawlers harvest the corn fields. In this year of the America's Cup, which is also the centenary of the International SailingFederation (ISAF), the artist has produced a series of 30 paintings devoted to this key event for sailing enthusiasts and prestigiousyachts. These canvases portray the challengesfeaturing historic vessels like Shamrockand more recent ones such asStars & StripesandAmerica 3 as well as the 2007 defendingchampion and challengers.The artist's many devotees include IOCPresident Jacques Rogge, Princess Astrid ofBelgium, the astrophysicist Hubert Reeves andyachting champion Eric Tabarly. CALENDARUNTIL 2 SEPT2007THE MINDMAKES ACHAMPION From a childhood dream tothe accomplishment of theperfect movement, theathlete's path is strewnwith pitfalls and obstacles,which require considerablemental powers toovercome.