Under the Honorary Presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, the SPORTEL Awards Ceremony took place this Tuesday, 5th, at the Prince Pierre Room of the Grimaldi Forum, awarding the most beautiful sports sequences and the best sports book of the year, in front of a prestigious audience of champions and personalities of the world of sport.

The jury, chaired by world athletics champion Muriel Hurtis, was composed of Samir Aït Saïd, Jacques Cardoze, Ciryl Gane, Julie Gautier, Astrid Guyart, Yvette Lambin-Berti and Allison Pineau.

Ceremony received French Olympic medalists

During the ceremony, several French medalists from the Tokyo Olympics and great champions took to the stage of this edition of the ceremony. In addition, the ‘Renaud de Laborderie Book Prize’, an award that highlights the most beautiful illustrated work in honor of sports photography, was awarded to “Le plus grand Livre de Basketball de tous les temps (selon Trashtalk)” from the Trashtalk editions, Marabout .

Peter Schmeichel, who was unable to attend the awards ceremony, left a message thanking the SPORTEL Awards for awarding him the Autobiography Award for his book “ONE: My autobiography”, which tells the details of his career as a football player.

At the height of the ceremony, Prince Albert II of Monaco presented the Special Jury Prize to Lyes Houhou and Arnaud Bonnin, Canal + for “Faut qu’on parle”.

The memorable night closed this beautiful edition of the SPORTEL Awards, which once again honored the greatest champions of the sport, as well as celebrating the performances of 20 French medalists from the Tokyo Olympics, who were present.

A rich and vibrant program at the SPORTEL Awards 2021

For three days, red carpets, photocalls, autograph sessions and meetings at various sports clubs in Monaco gave the public the opportunity to spend unique moments with their champions.

Clarisse Agbegnenou, gold medalist in Judo at the last Tokyo Olympics, came to promote her book “Combattre pour être soi” and Kevin Rolland, world ski champion, presented his new documentary “Résilience”.

Again, this year two other events were co-organised. In collaboration with Webedia and the Monaco eSports Federation, the SPORTEL Awards hosted, for the second consecutive year, the exciting final of the French League of League of Legends. An event for Boxing fans also took place with the participation of Moughit ‘EL MOUTAOUAKIL’ and Matteo HACHE.

“I am convinced that the SPORTEL Awards must remain open to the public. Once again this year, we present a rich program of events aimed at the emotions that only sportsmen and sports images can offer fans”, concluded Laurent Puons, CEO of Monaco Mediax.

Check out the main images of the SPORTEL Awards 2021

1. Distinguished presences

The 2021 edition of the SPORTEL Awards had a select group of guests. (Image: iGaming Brazil)

2. Awards’ ceremony

The awards ceremony took place this Tuesday, 5. (Image: iGaming Brazil)

3. Red Carpet

World champions, record holders and sports personalities passed through the red carpet. (Image: iGaming Brazil)

4. Grimaldi Forum

The event took place in the Prince Pierre Room of the Grimaldi Forum. (Image: iGaming Brazil)

5. Tribute to the highlights of the year

The ceremony awarded the main highlights and most beautiful sports sequences of the year. (Image: iGaming Brazil)

6. Various modalities represented

The event included various sports, from Olympic medalists to UFC champions. (Image: iGaming Brazil)

7. Memorable night for sport

The SPORTEL Awards were considered a memorable night for the sports industry. (Image: iGaming Brazil)

8. SPORTEL Awards Stage

Throughout the awards, personalities and sport champions took to the stage. (Image: iGaming Brazil)

9. Several awarded categories

Several categories from the sports industry were awarded during the ceremony. (Image: iGaming Brazil)

10. Advertising Prize

Participants in the Advertising Prize category ‘Christing Blachas’. (Image: iGaming Brazil)

11. Discovery Prize

Time of delivery of the Discovery Prize in this 2021 edition. (Image: iGaming Brazil)

12. Podium d’Or Georges Bertellotti Golden

Official selection of the Podium d’Or Georges Bertellotti Golden (Image: iGaming Brazil)

13. Autobiography Award

Former player Peter Schmeichel was honored with the Autobiography Award for his book with the details of his career: “ONE: My autobiography”. (Image: iGaming Brazil)

14. Renaud de Laborderie Book Prize

The award, which highlights the most beautiful work in sports photography, went to “Le plus grand Livre de Basketball de tous les temps (selon Trashtalk)”. (Image: iGaming Brazil)

15. Prince Albert, II of Monaco

One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation by Prince Albert II, of Monaco, of the Special Jury Prize. (Image: iGaming Brazil)

16. Special Jury Award

The Special Jury Prize was awarded to Lyes Houhou and Arnaud Bonnin, Canal + for “Faut qu’on parle”. (Image: iGaming Brazil)