In the sports world, we have seen many different sports awards come by over the years. Some are beautifully designed trophies, while others are a distinct aesthetic choice to say the least. Sports awards have been presented for hundreds of years so there are an infinite number of different styles and shapes. So let’s take a look at some of the most beautiful sports awards in the world!
FIFA World Cup Trophy
The FIFA World Cup needs no further introduction. It is by far the most watched sporting event in the world. Almost everyone who has ever watched a World Cup final has also seen the trophy awarded to the winner. But have you ever looked closely at the trophy even? The World Cup Trophy is a handsome trophy with a striking design with gold trim. It is shaped so that the cup looks like two people holding the earth. Why this design? They symbolise global unity and the celebration of football.
Roland Garros Coupe des Mousquetaires
Another branch of sport where very fine prizes are usually awarded is tennis. Tennis is an ancient, aristocratic sport and that translates into beautifully designed trophies. The Coupe des Mousquetaires is a good example. The trophy is named after the four musketeers of tennis, namely Jacques Brugnon, Jean Borotta, Henri Cochet and René Lacoste. It is a beautiful award made of silver with an elegant shape and an engraving of the four musketeers.
The Green Jacket
One of the biggest and most flamboyant golf championships, the Green Jacket has a separate prize for the winner. As the name might suggest, the trophy is a green jacket. It has represented membership of the very exclusive Augusta National Golf Club since 1949 and is one of the most original sports awards athletes can win today.
The Masters Tournament is one of the most prestigious golf championships in the world, and the winner is rewarded with a green jacket. The tradition began in 1949, where the winner of the tournament was allowed to wear a green jacket during official ceremonies and throughout the year as a token of his victory. The green jacket symbolises membership of the exclusive Augusta National Golf Club and has become an iconic and recognisable sports award.
Tour de France Yellow Jersey
A garment as a trophy like the Green Jacket is not unique. Even the world’s toughest and most famous cycling course, the Tour de France, has a yellow jersey as a reward for the winner of the overall classification.
Perhaps one of the most iconic and coveted sports awards in the world. Not only are the medals beautifully designed, they are awarded at one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world. Fun fact, the gold Olympic medal consists of only 1.34% gold. The vast majority is silver.