The SPORTEL Awards Ceremony

The SPORTEL Awards took place on Tuesday 25 October 2016, at the Grimaldi Forum, under the Honorary Presidency of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. The winners of the Golden Podium and Sports Book competitions received their prizes on stage from Olympic champions and international sports stars.

The Golden Podium Competition

The Golden Podium Competition rewards the world most beautiful sports sequences of the year.

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The Sports Book Competition

The Sports Book Competition rewards the best sports books of the year.

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SPORTEL Awards Celebrities

2016 Celebrities

Jonathan AKA, Valentin BELAUD, Dan CARTER, Denis CHARVET, Patrice CIPRELLI, Elodie CLOUVEL, Nabil DIRAR, Jeannie LONGO, Vincent MOSCATO, Philippe SAINT ANDRÉ, Adriani VASTINE

They Came to the previous SPORTEL Awards

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Sergey Bubka, Sebastian Coe, Marie-José Perec, Eunice Barber, Stéphane Diagana, Hicham El Guerrouj, Frank Fredericks, Romain Mesnil, Christine Arron, Muriel Hurtis, Paula Radclife, Merlene Ottey, Guy Drut, Wilson Kipketer, Charmaine Crooks, Ladji Doucouré, Tia Hellebaut
Nicolas Batum, Gary Payton, Goran Dragic , Hervé Dubuisson
Tony Estanguet, Fabien Lefèvre, Sébastien Vieilledent
Mike Tyson, Teddy Riner, David Douillet, Wanderlei Silva, Shane Mosley, Lucie Décosse, Luke Campbell, Gévrise Emane, Gwladys Epangue, Pascal Gentil, Anthony Joshua, Cheick Kongo, Jean-Marc Mormeck, Khedafi Djelkhir, Daouda Sow, Loïc Pietri, Brian Rogers, Jack Samui, Brahim Asloum, Jake LaMotta, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, Carlos Takam, Loïc Pietri, René Jacquot
Christopher Froome, Alberto Contador, Philippe Gilbert, Eddy Merckx, Filippo Pozzato, Alexandre Vinokourov, Richard Virenque
Pelé, Michel Platini, Ronaldinho, Eric Cantona, Jean-Pierre Papin, Mia Hamm, Didier Deschamps, Osvaldo Ardiles, Raí de Oliveira, Antonin Panenka, Jean-Marie Pfaff, Nakata Hidetoshi, Hakan Sukur, Roger Milla, Lothar Matthäus, Franco Baresi, Guy Lacombe, Claudio Ranieri, Carlos Valderrama, Bixente Lizarazu, Claude Puel, Sonia Bompastor, Jérémy Toulalan, Gérard Houllier, Marco Simone, Valère Germain, Chu-Young Park, David Trezeguet, Didier Deschamps, Patrick Viera, Emmanuel Petit, Guy Roux, Vikash Dhorasoo, Luis Fernández, Gérard Houllier, Ludovic Giuly, Jean-Marie Pfaff
Nadia Comăneci, Hamilton Sabot, Isabelle Severino, Catalina Ponor, Jury Chechi
Jérôme Fernandez, Claude Onesta, Nikola Karabatic, Jackson Richardson, Joel Delplanque, Mariama Signaté, Daniel Constantini, Valérie Nicolas
Taig Khris
Jean Todt, Patrick Tambay, Daniel Elena, Juha Kankkunen, Ari Vatanen, Stefano Coletti, Troy Corser, Jacky Ickx, Thierry Boutsen, Emanuele Pirro, Johnny Herbert, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Romain Febvre
Jonah Lomu, Bernard Lapasset, Bernard Laporte, Yoann Huget, Yann Delaigue, Cédric Desbrosse, Jo Maso, Jean Gachassin, Vincent Moscato, Serge Simon, Denis Charvet, Cédric Soulette, Thierry Lacroix, Dan Luger, Mathieu Blin, Gonzalo Quesada, Yoann Huget,Daniel Herrero
Florence Arthaud, Samantha Davies, Philippe Monnet, Loïck Peyron, Mike Birch, Stéphane Peyron
Anja Pärson, Sandra Laoura, Kevin Rolland, Pernilla Wiberg, Edgar Grospiron, Carole Montillet
Alexander Popov, Laure Manaudou, Philippe Lucas, Yannick Agnel, Alain Bernard, Sophie Kamoun, Fabien Gilot, Frédérick Bousquet, Camille Lacourt,Christine Caron, Camille Muffat
Marion Bartoli, Mary Pierce, Tatiana Golovin, Ilie Nastase, Henri Leconte, Michaël Llodra
Victoria Ravva

The Golden Podium Georges Bertellotti

The Golden Podium Competition rewards the world most beautiful sports images of the year.
A Jury of high-profile sports and media personalities selects the best sports footage of the year, that creatively brings out the emotion of sport historical achievements, and the beauty of sports in the image.

Original sculpture by Raymond Moretti


The Golden Podium Categories

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Categories you can compete in:

Minimum length: 20 seconds, maximum length: 3 minutes
Rewards the best sport slow motion highlighting the emotion of the moment.

Laureate: Neymar in slow motion from the XXXI Olympiade – Philip Parrish

FNOSC Prize – 3,500 € granted to the winning director.

Maximum length: 3 minutes
Rewards the best short film in sports (topic, documentary, biopic or interview), to discover one sport, one team or one sports personality.

Laureate: Call Of The Road – Jan Xavier Pacle

Maximum length: 2 minutes
Rewards a sequence that makes the headlines and shows an outstanding innovation in its production, image, format, or other.

Laureate: Invisible – Escrime – C. COTENTIN, F. DUFLOS, M. RIVOIRE, T. PAYRE

Puressentiel Prize – 2,000 € granted to the winning director.

Maximum length: 1mn30
Rewards the best trailer, teaser or programme intro promoting sports in general, one sport in particular, one sport TV show, or one sport event.

Laureate: Rio 2016 Olympic Game Trailer – RKCR/Y&R & BBC Sport

– prize : stay for 4 persons + VIP Hospitality tickets for a ‘Ligue 1’ game hosted in Monaco.

Maximum length: 1 minute.
Rewards the creativity of an advertising film whose scenario involves sport.

Laureate: Baby Bay – Evian – James Rouse

Among all the pre-selected sequences, the following prizes will be awarded:

Rewards the best sequence voted online by ‘’. website users.

Laureate: FISE World Denver 2016 Highlight – HURRICANE ACTION SPORTS

L’Equipe Prize – 2,000 € granted to the winning director.

The Jury choice: rewards the very favourite sequence of the Jury.

Laureate: Tout en douceur – Jean-Jacques Amsellem

Lacoste Prize – 2,000 € granted to the winning director.

The Peace and Sport Documentary Prize rewards a filmmaker who, through a video clip or a movie, emphasizes the positive role of sport in peace promotion.

Speed Sisters
– Amber Fares

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Rewards the sequence that best conveys the Olympic values advocated by the IOC.

Laureate: Yes I Can – Dougal Wilson

IOC Prize – 3,500 € granted to the winning director.

2016 Golden Podium

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President – Donovan BAILEY – Global Track and Field Legend
Member – Camiel EURLINGS – Chairman of the IOC Communication Commission
Member – Philippe GUILLARD – French director and scripwriter
Member – Estelle MOSSELY – Olympic boxing champion
Member – Richard WHITEHEAD – Paralympic champion

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President – Christophe Chenut – General Manager Elite World Model Management
Member – Florent AMODIO – European Champion in Figure Skating
Member – Max GUAZZINI – Former President of the Stade Français Rugby Club and current General Manager of the Barbarians Rugby Club
Member – Florence HARDOUIN – Executive Director of the French Football Federation
Member – Gérard HOULLIER – Global Sporting Director Red Bull Soccer
Member – Isabelle ITHURBURU – Sports Journalist
Member – Michaël LLODRA – Tennis Olympic Medal Winner in Men’s Doubles
Member – Candice PREVOST – Football vice-champion of France
Member – Xavier ROMATET – CEO of Conde Nast France

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2016 Golden Podium

Discover the 2016 Golden Podium laureates and watch the videos!

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Camille Sauriac, SPORTEL Awards Coordinator
4 boulevard du Jardin Exotique, 98000 Monaco
Tel : +377 93 10 40 70
Email: csauriac[at]sportelawards[dot]com

  •  I’m so Lucky to be with a great champion!! Evander Holyfield at @sportel_awards

    Christophe Soumillon
  •  Great to meet Muriel Hurtis @HURTIS1 at @sportel_awards !

    Evander Holyfield
  •  I am really impressed about the quality of the videos that entered the competition. I’m happy to see the progress and the new technical updates that are brought to the media broadcasting life here in SPORTEL in Monaco.

    Danka Bartekova
  • How lucky I am to have met one the greatest sports stars ever, Mike Tyson! @AS_Monaco @MikeTyson

    Valère Germain
  • I’m very honored to be invited for the first time at SPORTEL as a Jury member of the Sports Book Competition. Every country has its way of getting a message through books and it’s quite interesting.

    Ladji Doucoure
  • It is a big honour for me to be part of SPORTEL and moreover to be a Jury member.

    Marion Bartoli
  • It’s my first time at SPORTEL, I didn’t know what is it all about, but now I know how it’s important to have more media in Sport.

    Romain Febvre
  • This is my second year at SPORTEL and I’m very happy to come. It’s a very beautiful event about Sports Media.

    Muriel Hurtis
  • We usually like how the ad can hit people’s mind and make them react. I believe sports people are very keen on the emotion transfered through the advertising.

    Gerard Houiller

The Sports Book Prize Renaud de Laborderie

Sportel rewards the best illustrated sports books published over the year.
The SPORTEL Book Competition selects internationally the best 2 books containing the most stunning illustrations of sport and showcasing the emotions behind sporting endeavours.


The Sports Book Categories

The Sports Book Categories

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The Monaco Olympic Committee rewards the winning author with €3,000.

Laureate: 1/1000th – The Sports Photography of Bob Martin – Bob Martin

The French National Olympic and Sports Committee rewards the winning author with €1,500.

Laureate: L’Homme Sans Gravité – David Burnett

Laureate: Dan Carter – Autobiographie d’une Légende des All Blacks – Dan Carter

Have a question regarding the Sports Book Prize?

Camille Sauriac, SPORTEL Awards Coordinator
4 boulevard du Jardin Exotique, 98000 Monaco
Tel : +377 93 10 40 70
Email : csauriac[at]sportelawards[dot]com

The 2016 Sports Book Prize

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President – Anne QUEMERE – French Sailor (Brittany)
Member – Benoît Djibril CISSÉ – International Football player
Member – Benoît HEIMERMANN – Publisher and Writer
Member – S.E. Yvette LAMBIN-BERTI – General Secretary of the Monegasque Olympic Committee
Member – Bernard SPINDLER – Writer journalist
Member – Soria ZIDELKHILE – Deputy director of the FNOSC – Office of the President

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Discover the 2016 Sports Book Prize Laureates.

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 It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters. 

Evander Holyfield


  • MOC
  • L'Equipe
  • RMC
  • Télé 7 jours
  • EGT
  • Puressentiel
  • Lacoste
  • Form & You
  • Peace and Sport


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Fabienne Poggi, Protocol and SPORTEL Awards Manager

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Email: fpoggi[at]sportelawards[dot]com

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