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Support Doddie Weir in bid for Laureus Award

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Doddie Weir is in the running for the 2018 Laureus Best Sport Moment following his return to the home of Scottish Rugby earlier this season.

Laureus stage the annual Laureus World Sports Awards, which honours the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of the year and showcases the work of Laureus Sport for Good.

Laureus Sport for Good uses the positive values of sport to fight violence, discrimination and disadvantage and improve the lives of young people around the world. At the first Awards Ceremony in Monaco in 2000, President Nelson Mandela said ‘sport has the power to change the world’, an idea that has become the driving force of Laureus ever since. Mandela’s words continue to inspire our work to help young people through community sports projects, more than 100 in 35 countries.

At the heart of Laureus is the Laureus World Sports Academy, a unique association of more than 60 of the greatest living sporting legends. Our Academy Members share a belief in the power of sport to break down barriers and bring people together.

To vote for Doddie in this year's award click here. Voting closes on Tuesday, May 1 at 3.00pm (UK time).

Weir was accompanied by his sons for the emotional walk on to the historic pitch, which was met by a standing ovation from the near 70,000 strong crowd prior to kick-off in their Autumn international fixture against the World Champion All Blacks.

In March of this year, Weir was the special guest at the Tigers Welford 125 Dinner which saw the return of more than 50 club legends to celebrate the anniversary season calling the Leicester ground home.

The evening raised more than £20,000 for the 'My Name5 Doddie Foundation' and you too can help support the fantastic work being done by the brave former rugby international in the fight against MND by donating, text MNDD05£1 to 70070 or visit www.myname5doddie.co.uk