27 Feb 2014

All Blacks nominated for Laureus awards

7:47 am on 27 February 2014

The All Blacks have been nominated for the Team of the Year award at the Laureus World Sports Awards.

The All Blacks, who went unbeaten in 2013, are up against teams including the European club football champions, Bayern Munich, NBA champions the Miami Heats and Formula One champions Red Bull.

New Zealand swimmer Sophie Pascoe has been nominated for Sportsperson of the year with a disability after winning 5 gold medals at the World Championships.

Oracle Team USA are up for the comeback of the year after their America's Cup win over Team New Zealand.

The sportsman of the year finalists are Usain Bolt, Mo Farah, LeBron James, Rafael Nadal, Cristiano Ronaldo and Sebastian Vettel.

The sportswoman finalists are footballer Nadine Angerer, swimmer Missy Franklin, sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, pole-vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, skier Tina Maze and tennis player Serena Williams.

The winners will be announced in Kuala Lumpur next month.