KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 5 (Bernama) -- The 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards, the premier honours event in the international sporting calendar, will be held in Kuala Lumpur on March 26.
Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said Kuala Lumpur was honoured to have been given the privilege of hosting the event.
"This is a sports-loving country and I can promise warm Malaysian hospitality awaits all our guests," he said in a statement Wednesday.
He noted that as 2014 was declared 'Visit Malaysia Year', there was no better time to visit and experience the multicultural heritage, mouth-watering food and unbeatable shopping Malaysia had to offer.
"We're proud to count badminton world No. 1 Datuk Lee Chong Wei, squash world champion Datuk Nicol Ann David and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist in platform diving Pandelela Rinong as products of our sports culture.....