SPORTEL Awards 2021- a symbol of world excellence (1)
Credit: Sportel Monaco Awards Ceremony (Grimaldi Forum, 22ndOctober 2019).©️ Sportel Monaco

The SPORTEL Awards, an international event that rewards the most outstanding sporting moments of the year and honors the champions, will be held from October 3rd to 5th at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco, with the Honorary Presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II.

This renowned cultural event, a must-see for elite athletes meeting their fans, will close with the famous awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 5th, in the Prince Pierre Room.

In honor of all the modalities, the most beautiful images will be awarded the Georges Bertellotti Golden Podium Award and the public will be able to relive the main moments of emotion this year.

Several events have been announced for the 2021 edition and the guest list continues to grow: Olympic medalists, world champions and record holders will pass through the Grimaldi Forum’s red carpet to participate in the ceremony.

In the evening, the ‘Autobiography Award’ will be presented to former Danish football player Peter Schmeichel, considered one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time. A member of the ‘Order of the British Empire’, he has won 23 major titles and a remarkable career at Manchester United, details of which are in the book “ONE: My autobiography”.

Diverse programming at SPORTEL Awards 2021

Numerous public events will mark the SPORTEL Awards 2021, such as the presence of judoka Clarisse Agbegnenou, gold medalist at the Tokyo Olympics, who will present her book “Combattre pour être soi”; followed by a debate from the documentary “Résilience” about Kevin Rolland, the famous world champion skier known as the “Flying French Man”.

The list of champions will thrill fans: Olympic champion, 110-meter hurdle record holder and former sports minister Guy Drut; Romain Cannone, Olympic fencing champion; Olympic karate champion Steven Da Costa; Charlotte Lembach, Olympic runner-up and world champion in fencing; Valeriane Ayayi, professional basketball player and bronze medalist in Tokyo; Noémie Allabert, world runner-up in weight lifting.

The event will also host the world cycling runner-up Marion Clignet; Marlène Harnois, Olympic taekwondo medalist; Fanny Horta, Olympic rugby medalist; Paula Radcliffe, world marathon record holder; Cédric Doumbe, kick-boxing champion; Riccardo Patrese, former F1 driver; Emilie Le Pennec, Olympic gymnastics champion; Virginie Dedieu, world champion in synchronized swimming; Florence Masnada, bronze medal in skiing at the Olympic Games and World Championships; Malia Metella, Olympic swimming runner-up; Yoann Huget, former rugby player from France, and many others!

This extensive schedule will also include a dedicated eSports day, organized in collaboration with Webedia and the Monaco eSport Federation, to be held on Monday, October 4th, with the League of Legends French Championship Final (LFL) between “Misfits Premier” , the champion of last year’s edition, and “Karmine Corp”.