Despite an uncertain health climate and new restrictive measures put in place in France and the Principality of Monaco, Sportel Awards maintained its renowned Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 27 October, while respecting the current sanitary protocol. The event rewarded the most outstanding sports images and the best sports book of the year.
The jury, chaired by four-time world judo champion Clarisse Agbegnenou, debated for two days in Monaco to select the most beautiful videos from the numerous works submitted by production companies worldwide. Then, a host of great sports champions paraded on the stage of the Prince Pierre auditorium of the Grimaldi Forum to present the prizes to the 2020 winners. At the end of the Ceremony, H.S.H. Prince Albert II and the Jury President presented the Jury Prize to "Out of the rain" from Marc Sauvourel, CANAL+, France.
"When we are lucky enough to organise an event in honour of champions. We have to give our best and overcome all obstacles to succeed. Covid, lockdown, quarantine, clusters, curfew... We had to face all of these obstacles. It is for these reasons that I am very proud and pleased to have been able to maintain Sportel Awards 2020, an event that has managed to go ahead in a decimated calendar, racked by the cancellations of major events," commented Laurent Puons, CEO of Monaco Mediax.
To see the full list of winners, click here.