Credit Suisse Sports Awards: Congratulations to the Winners!
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Credit Suisse Sports Awards: Congratulations to the Winners!

At the grand Credit Suisse Sports Awards gala, which took place on December 18, 2016, Fabian Cancellara won the vote for Sportsman of the Year. Among the women, Lara Gut was crowned Best Sportswoman.

In the presence of prominent figures from the world of sports, politics, and business, the Credit Suisse Sports Awards for the best sportsman and sportswoman, coach, team, newcomer, and disabled sportsperson of the year were presented at the annual gala on Sunday evening. The evening's principal winners were Lara Gut as Sportswoman of the Year and Fabian Cancellara as Sportsman of the Year.

The evening's other winners were:

  • Armon Orlik, Newcomer of the Year
  • Lightweight four (rowing), Team of the Year
  • Marcel Hug, Disabled Sportsperson of the Year
  • Zoltan Jordanov, Trainer of the Year

Credit Suisse has been the official title sponsor of the event, which is organized jointly with Swiss television and broadcast across the country every year, since 1997. The awards ceremony at the Credit Suisse Sports Awards is not only a highlight for the athletes; the gala broadcast regularly makes it to the top ranks of viewer ratings.