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December 13, 2012
AIPS Best Athletes 2012 poll now open

WINNER 2011 Novak Djokovic of Serbia lifts the trophy as he celebrates victory after his men's singles final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland during day eight of the ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
by Roslyn Morris, AIPS Secretary General

LAUSANNE, December 13, 2012 – Sebastian Vettel, Novak Djokovic, Usain Bolt, Mo Farah, Andrea Iniesta, David Rudisha, Michael Phelps and Bradley Wiggins are among the nominees for the AIPS Best Male Athlete of the Year 2012.

The full list:

Yannick AGNEL Swimming France
Fernando ALONSO Formula 1 Spain
Usain BOLT Athletics Jamaica
Novak DJOKOVIC Tennis Serbia
Mo FARAH Athletics Great Britain
Marcel HIRSCHER Skiing Austria
Andrea INIESTA Football Spain
Wladimir KLITSCHKO Boxing Ukraine
Ryan LOCHTE Swimming USA
Michael PHELPS Swimming USA
QIN Kai Diving China
Cristiano RONALDO Football Portugal
David RUDISHA Athletics Kenya
SUN Yang Swimming China
Sebastian VETTEL Formula 1 Germany
Bradley WIGGINS Cycling Great Britain

The AIPS Best Female Athlete of the Year 2012 list of nominees includes last year's winner Cross Country Ski Queen Marit Bjorgen of Norway, Sally Pearson, Jessica Ennis and Allyson Felix.

The full list:

Victoria AZARENKA Tennis Belarus
Marit BJØRGEN Ski Cross Country Norway
Gabby DOUGLAS Gymnastics USA
Jessica ENNIS Athletics Great Britain
Allyson FELIX Athletics USA
Missy FRANKLIN Swimming USA
ICHO Kaori Wrestling Japan
Ranomi KROMOWIDJOJO Swimming Netherlands
Tina MAZE Skiing Slovenia
Alexandra RAISMAN Gymnastics USA
Sally PEARSON Athletics Australia
Maria SHARAPOVA Tennis Russia
Katie TAYLOR Boxing Ireland
Serena WILLIAMS Tennis USA

AIPS Best Team 2012 nominations:

China National Team Male Table Tennis
France National Team Male Handball
Australia National Team Field Hockey
New Zealand All Blacks Rugby
Netherlands National Team Female Field Hockey
Norway National Team Female Handball
Spain National Team Male Football
USA National Team Male Basketball
USA National Team Female Football
Barcelona FC Football Spain
Chelsea FC Football Great Britain
Red Bull Formula 1 Austria

Best Press Facilities 2012 for consideration:
London 2012 Olympic Games (Great Britain)
Euro 2012 Football Poland/Ukraine
IAAF Indoor World Championships Athletics Istanbul (Turkey)
European Championships Athletics Helsinki (Finland)
EHF European Championships Men Handball Belgrade (Serbia)
Wimbledon Tennis London (Great Britain)
ISU World Championships Figure Skating Nice (France)
European Championships Swimming Debrecen (Hungary)
11th FINA World Championships (25m) Swimming Istanbul (Turkey)

Please click here to vote with your AIPS Card.

The poll will close December 28, 12 Midnight CET.

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