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Last Updated: Monday, 18 February 2008, 17:30 GMT
Laureus Sports Awards photos

Actor Kyle MacLachlan with tennis legend Boris Becker

Leading lights from sport and cinema gather in St Petersburg for the fourth Laureus World Sports Awards

Former Olympic pole vault champion Sergei Bubka chats with Roger Federer

It's a chance to recognise the great and the good, with Roger Federer hoping to be named Sportsman of the Year again

Kim Cattrall

Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall lends some glamour to the proceedings at the famous Mariinsky Theatre

Actor Dennis Hopper and wife Victoria Duffy

Fellow thespians Dennis Hopper and Victoria Duffy are also in the former Russian capital to grace the occasion

Russian gymnast Alina Kabayeva

Rhythmic gymnast Alina Kabayeva ensures there is a touch of glitz about the sporting representation

Butch James, Percy Montgomery and partners arrive for the ceremony

The main theme is sporting excellence and members of South Africa's World Cup-winning team are present

Ed Moses and wife Michelle

A host of legends are in attendance, like former 400m Olympic champion Ed Moses, who displays his romantic side

Skateboarder Tony Hawk with wife Lhotse Merriam

Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk is in celebratory mood, with wife Lhotse Merriam expecting their first child

England manager Fabio Capello with wife Laura

England football fans are hoping another guest, manager Fabio Capello, can steer them to long-awaited silverware

Mark Spitz

Former swimmer Mark Spitz - he of the seven Olympic gold medals in Munich in 1972 - is in the mood for joking

Former gymnast Nadia Comaneci (right) with tennis legend Ilie Nastase

Comedy was something Ilie Nastase specialised in, while fellow Romanian Nadia Comaneci was a 10 out of 10 gymnast

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Before the winners are announced Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the gathered dignitaries

South Africa rugby players celebrate their award with former coach Jake White (centre)

South Africa are Team of the Year after their rugby World Cup triumph and they celebrate with former coach Jake White

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton might have missed out on the F1 crown but consolation comes with the Breakthrough of the Year award

Roger Federer and Justine Henin

It's a double triumph for tennis as Federer wins his fourth Laureus award and Justine Henin is Sportswoman of the Year

British pair scoop Laureus awards
18 Feb 08 |  Sport Homepage

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