IWC Schaffhausen offers its congratulations to brand ambassador Lewis Hamilton on being awarded the Laureus Athlete Advocate of the Year Award at the 22nd edition of the Laureus World Sports Awards. Hamilton, the seven-time Formula OneTM World Champion, received the honour Thursday night, during the virtual awards ceremony, presented from the Spanish city of Seville.
This year’s ceremony was hosted by Paz Vega, one of Spain’s great international actresses for many European and Hollywood movies, and a native of host city Seville. Vega, wore an IWC Portofino Automatic 34 (Ref. IW357401).
Lewis Hamilton was presented with the Laureus Athlete Advocate of the Year Award. An award that celebrates the work of athletes who have harnessed their power and influence as elite sportsmen and women to bring change to the world around them and who have inspired a new generation to tackle inequality and injustice.
Briton’s remarkable achievements on the track have been matched by his increasingly powerful stance on racial justice and social and environmental issues.
Other then honouring brilliant sporting performances, the annual awards ceremony shines a spotlight on the work of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, currently supporting more than 250 projects in over 40 countries. This year’s ceremony highlighted inspirational stories about those who have worked tirelessly to combat the effects of the pandemic over the course of the last year and highlighted the recent advocacy work of sportsmen and women, who have used their influence and power to transform lives beyond sport.
IWC has been a longstanding partner of Laureus Sport for Good since 2005. The winners on the night are chosen by the votes of the 71 members of the Laureus World Sports Academy.