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Only a few hours left to vote for the Best Athletes of 2016

LAUSANNE, December 27, 2016 – Just like every year, AIPS has opened its end-of-the-year poll to choose the very best of sport in 2016.

The poll is now open on the AIPS website where members of the media can vote for the Best Athletes, Teams, and Press Facility of 2016 according to AIPS.

You can vote here for those that impressed most in 2016 or by clicking on the top of the AIPS homepage where you can see the banner “VOTE for the champions 2016”.

Voting for the AIPS Best of 2016 will close on December 28 at
Midnight CET.


Best Male Athlete

BOLT USAIN, Athletics, Jamaica

CANCELLARA FABIAN, Cycling, Switzerland

CURRY STEPHEN, Basketball, USA

DA SILVA SANTOS JUNIOR NEYMAR, Football, Brazil


DEL POTRO JUAN MARTIN, Tennis, Argentina

DJOKOVIC NOVAK, Tennis, Serbia

EATON ASHTON, Athletics, USA

FROOME CHRIS, Cycling, UK

HIRSHER MARCEL, Alpine Ski, Austria

KIPCHOGE Eliud, Athletics, Kenya

LEBRON JAMES, Basketball, USA

MARQUEZ MARC, MotoGP, Spain

MESSI LIONEL, Football, Argentina

MO FARAH, Athletics, Great Britain

MURRAY Andy, Tennis, Great Britain

PHELPS MICHAEL, Swimming, USA

RINER TEDDY, Judo, France

RONALDO CRISTIANO, Football, Portugal

ROSBERG NICO, Formula 1, Germany

RUDISHA DAVID, Athletics, Kenya

TEODOSIC MILOS, Basketball, Serbia

UCHIMURA KOHOI, Gymnastics, Japan

VAN NIEKERK WAYDE, Athletics, South Africa



Best Female Athlete

AYANA ALMAZ, Athletics, Ethiopia

BILES SIMONE Gymnastics, USA

DIBABA GENZEBE, Athletics, Ethiopia

FELIX ALLYSON, Athletics, USA

FENNINGER ANNA, Alpine Ski, Austria

GUT LARA, Alpine Sky, Switzerland

HOSSZÚ KATINKA, Swimming, Hungary

LEDECKY KATIE, Swimming, USA

KERBER ANGELIQUE, Tennis, Germany

PERKOVIC SANDRA, Athletics, Croatia

RYF DANIELA, Triathlon, Switzerland

SCHIPPERS DAFNE, Athletics, The Netherlands

SEIXAS DE FREITAS BARBARA, Beach Volley, Brazil

SHIFFRIN MIKAELA, Alpine Ski, USA

SILVA RAFAELA, Judo, Brazil

SJOSTROM SARAH, Swimming, Sweden

TROTT LAURA, Cycling, UK

WILLIAMS SERENA, Tennis, USA


Best Team


ARGENTINA DAVIS CUP TEAM – TENNIS

AUSTRALIAN MEN’S TEAM - FIELD HOCKEY

Australia Men’s - Rugby 7’s

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S SEVENS RUGBY TEAM

BARCELONA FC – FOOTBALL

Brasil Men’s team - Beach Volley

CHICAGO CUBS - BASEBALL

CHINA Women's Team – Volleyball

CROATIA double scull (Sinkovic brothers) - Rowing

CZECH REPUBLIC – Tennis Fed Cup


FRANCE Men's Team - Football

GERMANY Women's Team - Beach Volley

LEICESTER CITY FC– Football

NETHERLANDS Women's Team– Field Hockey

PORTUGAL Men's Team - Football

REAL MADRID FC – Football

RUSSIA Women's Team – Handball

SERBIA Women's Team – Basketball

SERBIA Women's Team– Volleyball

SERBIA Men's Team – Waterpolo

SPAIN Men's Team– Basketball

USA Men's Team –Basketball

USA Team - Gymanstics



Best Press Facilities

BIATHLON WORLD CUP IN RUHPOLDING

FIFA U-17 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP JORDAN

FINA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS LONDON

GIRO D’ITALIA

IAAF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES

TOUR DE FRANCE

UEFA EURO 2016

WIMBLEDON 2016
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