World Sport Encomium Categories

The Sportspedia World Sport Encomium (World Sport Awards) will recognize the “Best in Sport” each year in different categories, highlighting excellence and positive values.

Categories

There are 17 categories that recognize competitive performance among sportspeople and 17 awards that recognize excellency and positive values within the sports industry as a whole.

Sportsperson Categories

World’s Best Sport Competitor

Recognizing the sportsperson or team whose performance in a given year is most likely among to place him, her or them among the greatest in history of their sport or overall sport, considering their accumulated accomplishments.

World’s Best Male Sportsperson

Recognizing the male sportsperson whose performance in a given year is most likely among to place him or her among the greatest in history of their sport or overall sport.

World’s Best Female Sportsperson

Recognizing the female sportsperson whose performance in a given year is most likely among to place her among the greatest in history of their sport or overall sport.

World’s Best Male Sportsperson with a disability

Recognizing the male sportsperson with a disability whose performance in a given year is most likely among to place him or her among the greatest in history of their sport or overall sport.

World’s Best Female Sportsperson with a disability

Recognizing the female sportsperson with a disability whose performance in a given year is most likely among to place her among the greatest in history of their sport or overall sport.

World’s Best Team

Recognizing the team whose performance in a given year is most likely among to place them among the greatest in history of their sport or overall sport.

World’s Best Horse

Recognizing the horse whose performance in a given year is most likely among to place him or her among the greatest in history of their sport or overall sport.

World’s Best Record-Breaking Performance

Recognizing the record-breaking performance in a given year that is most likely impressive within global sport history due to the likelihood to stand the test of time, the time it took to be broken, the difference to pre-existing records or other related criteria.

World’s Best Performance at an Event

Recognizing the performance in a given year at an event that might or might not be record-breaking but that demonstrated utmost excellence at a world-class benchmark.

World’s Biggest Upset

Recognizing the sport triumph in a given year that most defied the odds within world-class competition with an excellent performance.

World’s Biggest Comeback

Recognizing the sportsperson or team that best rebounded in a given year vis-à-vis the previous year (at least) in performance, including coming back from retirement, injury, penalty, disease, loss of form or other events, to display world-class competitive level and achievement.

World’s Biggest Breakthrough

Recognizing the sportsperson or team that grew most in competitive level in a given year vis-à-vis their preceding career to reach new heights of world-class excellence.

World’s Best Young Sportsperson

Recognizing the sportsperson born 21 years prior to January 1st of any given year at the earliest whose performance that given year is most likely among to place him, her or them among the greatest in history of their sport or overall sport.

World’s Best Motorsport Competitor

Recognizing the sportsperson or team whose performance in a given year is most likely among to place him, her or them among the greatest in history of motorsport.

World’s Best eSports Competitor

Recognizing the sportsperson or team whose performance in a given year is most likely among to place him, her or them among the greatest in history of esports.

World’s Best Fighter

Recognizing the sportsperson whose performance in a given year is most likely among to place him, her or them among the greatest in history of fighting sports.

World’s Best Adventure/Action Sports Feat

Recognizing the sportsperson or team whose performance in a given year is most likely among to place him, her or them among the greatest in history of adventure or action sports, including performances that break frontiers in human performance, such as the discovery of new places or innovation in sport tricks.

Sport Industry Categories

World’s Best Sporting Moment of the year

Recognizing the moment in sport in a given year that produced most intense positive feeling to its spectators.

World’s Best Sports Event Organization of the year

Recognizing the event in sport in a given year that most stands out for promoting positive values, pushing the frontiers of what had been previously achieved, best deals with inherent scenarios to their sporting events and/or provide the best experience to their spectators.

World’s Positive Leadership in Sport Encomium

Recognizing the individual or organization in sport that in a given year best harnessed the sports platform to improve the human condition.

World’s Sport Sustainability Encomium

Recognizing the individual or organization in sport that in a given year best harnessed the sports platform to improve the issue of environmental sustainability through direct action and/or raising awareness.

World’s Fair Play in Sport Encomium

Recognizing the individual or organization in sport that in a given year demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship broadly defined, highlighting positive values that are inherent to sport and that happened at a sporting competition, season or a sports-related event.

World’s Sport Beneficiary Encomium

Recognizing the individual or organization whose volunteer, fiduciary, labor or altruistic work in a given year or throughout time has transcended sport in a way that has enabled sport to best showcase its positive values. This award can only be conferred once.

World’s Best Coach

Recognizing the individual whose work as a coach best enabled a team or individuals to reach competitive levels that are likely to transcend the history of sport in a given year, considering their accumulated accomplishments.

World’s Best Trainer

Recognizing the individual whose work as a trainer best enabled teams or individuals to reach competitive levels that are likely to transcend the history of sport in a given year, considering their accumulated accomplishments.

World’s Sport Innovation Encomium

Recognizing the individual or organization in sport that in a given year best harnessed the sports platform to innovate in competitive or non competitive ways that are most likely to transcend in history of sport.

World’s Best Season

Recognizing the world-class sport tournament that provided a most competitive and exciting title-conferring season that concluded in a given year.

World’s Sport Analytical Work Encomium

Recognizing an analytical work (written, audio, film or other) whose product in a given year best analyzed, exposed, reported or proposed an idea in a way that is most likely to transcend in sport history.

World’s Sport Artistic Work Encomium

Recognizing an artistic work whose product in a given year best analyzed, exposed, reported or proposed an aesthetical manner most likely to transcend in sport history.

World’s Best Sport Audiovisuals Encomium

Recognizing an individual or team that best captured and documented audiovisual/visual images in a given year that are most likely to transcend in sport history.

World’s Best Sport Facility Encomium

Recognizing a sports facility that was utilized in a given year and that is most likely to transcend in sport history due to its sustainable practices, spectator experience, aesthetic design or general grandeur. This award can only be conferred once except for situations where a venue is significantly rebuilt, refurbished or repurposed.

World’s Best Sponsorship Program Encomium

Recognizing a sponsorship program that best enabled sportspeople or teams to continue practicing sporting excellence and highlighting sport’s positive values in a given year.

World’s Best Talent Development Program Encomium

Recognizing a sponsorship program that best enabled up-and-coming young sporting talent to continue pursuing their career at a world-class stage.

World’s Best Sport Executive Encomium

Recognizing an executive within the sports industry whose work in a given year is most likely to transcend in sports history due to their management choices that best enabled others to pursue sporting success, that promoted exemplary positive values and/or sustainable practices.

World’s Sport Broadcasting Encomium

Recognizing an individual, group or organization whose work in a given year and throughout their career best enabled sport spectators to connect with sporting action through their work in a memorable, precise, fair, and/or innovate way.