Olympians Who Won a Laureus World Sports Award (20)

Athlete Nation(s) Sport(s) Era Notes
Lance Armstrong USA CYC 1992—2000 Won Sportsman of the Year in 2003 (later revoked)
Simone Biles USA GYM 2016 Won Sportswoman of the Year in 2017, 2019, 2020
Usain Bolt JAM ATH 2004—2016 Won Sportsman of the Year in 2009, 2010, 2013, 2017
Jennifer Capriati USA TEN 1992 Won Sportswoman of the Year in 2002
Vivian Cheruiyot KEN ATH 2000—2016 Won Sportswoman of the Year in 2012
Genzebe Dibaba ETH ATH 2012—2016 Won Sportswoman of the Year in 2015
Jessica Ennis-Hill GBR ATH 2012—2016 Won Sportswoman of the Year in 2013
Roger Federer SUI TEN 2000—2012 Won Sportsman of the Year in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2018
Missy Franklin USA SWI 2012—2016 Won Sportswoman of the Year in 2014
Cathy Freeman AUS ATH 1992—2001 Won Sportswoman of the Year in 2001
Justine Henin-Hardenne BEL TEN 2004 Won Sportswoman of the Year in 2008
Kelly Holmes GBR ATH 1996—2004 Won Sportswoman of the Year in 2005
Yelena Isinbayeva RUS ATH/IOC 2000—2016 Won Sportswoman of the Year in 2007, 2009
Marion Jones USA ATH 2000—2004 Won Sportswoman of the Year in 2000 (later revoked)
Lindsey Kildow-Vonn USA ASK 2002—2018 Won Sportswoman of the Year in 2011
Janica Kostelić CRO ASK 1998—2006 Won Sportswoman of the Year in 2006
Lionel Messi ARG FTB 2008 Won Sportsman of the Year in 2020
Rafael Nadal ESP TEN 2004—2016 Won Sportsman of the Year in 2011
Serena Williams USA TEN 2000—2016 Won Sportswoman of the Year in 2003, 2010, 2016, 2018
Novak Đoković SRB TEN 2008—2016 Won Sportsman of the Year in 2012, 2015, 2016, 2019