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Athlete of the Year is an award given by various sports organizations for the athlete whom they have determined to be deserving of such recognition.

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Definition of "athlete"Edit

For etymology of "athlete", see Athlete

Similar names for the awardEdit

The awards are also sometimes called player of the year, most valuable player (MVP), sportsperson (sportsman or sportswoman) of the year, or Mr./Ms. X sport. For example, at the high-school level in the United States, several American states choose a Mr. Basketball (e.g., Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, North Dakota, Utah, and Wisconsin). Such awards — general and one-sport-only — are common at the high-school, college (university), and professional levels in the United States.

Various athlete of the year awardsEdit

Athletics (track and field)Edit

All sportsEdit

Worldwide
Country-specific

  Argentina

  Australia

  Austria

  Belgium

  Brazil

  Bulgaria

  Canada

  Czech Republic

  Denmark

  Estonia

  Finland

  France

  Germany

  Hungary

  Iceland

  India

  Iran

  Ireland

  Jamaica

  Japan

  Kenya

  Latvia

  Lithuania

  Luxembourg

  Malaysia

  Netherlands

  Norway

  New Zealand

  Philippines

  Poland

  Portugal

  Scotland

  Serbia

  Slovakia

  Slovenia

  South Africa

  Spain

  Sweden

   Switzerland

  Ukraine

  United Kingdom

  Wales

  United States

Because these awards are given by American organizations, the winners are usually, but not always, Americans. Also, the presence of the word "Sportsman" in the name of an award does not imply that the award is open solely to men; women have frequently won these awards.

One sport (other than track and field)Edit

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit