Katharine Merry wowed the audience as host at the magnificent IAAF Athletics Awards 2017, held in Monaco. The former 400m runner and now sports broadcaster, presented the awards in the company of IAAF President, Sebastian Coe and HSH Prince Albert of Monaco.
HTL was privileged to lead the delivery of the event for a second successive year, at the Grimaldi Forum, in collaboration with PrettyGreen and Deadpan Films. It was a glittering occasion attended by athletes, who flew into Monaco from across the globe.
Tributes were paid to Usain Bolt who received the President’s Award. Rising Star Awards were won by Karsten Warholm (400m hurdles) and Yulimar Rojas (triple jump).
Lord Coe and Prince Albert presented the main awards of the night for the IAAF World Athletes of the Year to Mutaz Essa Barshim (high jump) and Nafissatou Thiam (hepthalon).
HTL was also delighted to work with the IAAF during the summer to support the delivery of the Athletics Connect conference for the global athletics community at London ExCel, just prior to the World Championships.
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Barshim and Thiam Named 2017 Athletes of the Year
Updates on the Day
"Yesterday has inspired us to push forward and achieve what has been asked of us." - Steve Lister, Client Service Director, Charterhouse
"Everyone is still buzzing with excitement from the fantastic format, with a great location, fascinating guest line up and superb food and wine." - Ian Sempers, CEO
"Please once again, pass on our thanks to everyone involved in making Monday such a success – Heston is still talking about it, he loved it!" - Val Clarke
“Extremely inspiring. Great quality speakers and incredible delivery - some of the best presenters I've ever witnessed.” - Corporate guest of Bartle Bogle Hegarty
"It doesn't get a lot better than this. You guys did a brilliant job. Possibly the most entertaining event I have been to." - Nick White, Product & Commercial Director, USwitch
"It was magical. Fantastic team work and the money and profile raised as a result was incredible." - Julie Stokes, OBE, Founder of Winston's Wish