Academy and Ambassadors

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A unique association of 52 of the greatest living sporting legends, the Academy embrace the principle of using sport to help bring positive social change. The Academy offer their time to support the work of Laureus year round.

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Laureus Ambassadors are a collection of over 200 current professional athletes and coaches who are using sport as a tool for social change.  The Ambassadors currently supporting our work in the United States include:

Alonzo Mourning, NBA Hall of Fame Basketball Star and Olympian

Bob Lujano, US Paralympic Athlete and Rugby National Chamion

Chris Paul, NBA Player

Danilo Gallinari, NBA Player

Felix Sanchez, Olympic Track & Field gold medalist

Mike Jankowski, Head Coach of the US Olympic Team for Skiing, Snowboarding, Freestyle, and Slopestyle

Missy Franklin, Olympic Swimmer

Tamika Catchings, WNBA Player


  • A unique association of 52 of the greatest living sporting legends, the Academy embrace the principle of using sport to help bring positive social change. The Academy offer their time to support the work of Laureus year round

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