Formula One champion Max Verstappen and Olympic sprint champ Elaine Thompson-Herah have won the Laureus Sportsman and Sportswomen of the year awards.
Verstappen became the first Dutch driver to win the world championship when he clinched his maiden crown by beating seven-times winner Lewis Hamilton.
Jamaica’s Thompson-Herah became the first woman to win back-to-back Olympic sprint doubles when she retained her 100m and 200m titles in Tokyo last year and capped a memorable Games with gold in the 4x100m relay.
Italy’s football side were named Team of the Year after winning the Euros.
British teenager Emma Raducanu took the Breakthrough of the Year prize after her fairytale New York triumph in September when she claimed the U.S. Open title as a qualifier.