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Usain Bolt was named 2017 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year at a ceremony in Monaco on Tuesday (14).

Bolt, who successfully defended his Olympic 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay titles to leave Rio as one of the 2016 Olympic Games' biggest heroes, received the honour for a record-equalling fourth time. The 30-year-old Jamaican won previously in 2009, 2010 and 2013.

US gymnast Simone Biles, the first woman to win four gymnastics gold medals in a single Olympic Games, was named Laureus Sportswoman of the Year.

US swimmer Michael Phelps won the Comeback of the Year honour after returning to competition to compete at the Rio Games where he became the most decorated Olympian of all time.

The Olympic Refugee Team received the Laureus Sport for Good Award for Sporting Inspiration.

The Refugee Team, which consisted of 10 athletes competing in three sports, was formed by the International Olympic Committee for the Olympics in Rio to "act as a symbol of hope for refugees worldwide."

“This award is for the 65.4 million displaced people globally, who cannot go to their homes because of strife,” said Kenyan distance running legend Tegla Loroupe, the team’s chef de mission.

Nico Rosberg of Germany, the reigning Formula One world champion, won the Breakthrough of the Year award.

Italy's Beatrice Vio, the only quadruple amputee competing in international wheelchair fencing, won the Disability Award.

Leicester City won the spirit of sport award for winning the Premier League.

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri and captain Wes Morgan were in Monaco to collect the spirit of sport prize, awarded after the Foxes, 5,000-1 outsiders, won the Premier League by 10 points last season - IAAF

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WBO world welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has asked his Twitter followers to pick the opponent for his next title defence.

The four options are British pair Amir Khan and Kell Brook, Australia's Jeff Horn and American Terence Crawford.

Pacquiao said the fight for the belt he won in November will be in the United Arab Emirates.

The 38-year-old, a six-weight world champion, retired in April, but returned to defeat Jessie Vargas.

"See you in UAE for my next fight," wrote the fighter from the Phillipines.

In December, Brook's promoter Eddie Hearn told the BBC that he was in talks to fight Khan.

Both men lost their last fights, Brook to Gennady Golovkin and Khan to Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.

In 2015, Khan claimed he was being lined up as an opponent for Pacquiao, but that the veteran did not want to face him - BBC

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