I just read about the Laureus World Sports Academy -- a unique association of 46 of the greatest living sporting legends from sports as diverse as football, tennis, athletics, skateboarding and motor racing. They have Laureus Sports Awards too - this year Usain got the Sportsman of Year award. Anyway, the membership looks like this: * Giacomo Agostini (Italy) - motorcycling * Marcus Allen (USA) - American football * Severiano Ballesteros (Spain) - golf * Franz Beckenbauer (Germany) - football * Boris Becker (Germany) - tennis * Ian Botham (England) - cricket * Sergey Bubka (Soviet Union/Ukraine) - athletics * Bobby Charlton (England) - football * Sebastian Coe (England) - athletics * Nadia Comăneci (Romania) - gymnastics * Deng Yaping (China) - table tennis * Marcel Desailly * (France) - football * Kapil Dev * (India) - cricket * David Douillet (France) - judo * Emerson Fittipaldi (Brazil) - motor racing * Sean Fitzpatrick (New Zealand) - rugby union * Dawn Fraser (Australia) - swimming * Cathy Freeman * (Australia) - athletics * Tanni Grey-Thompson (Great Britain) - paralympic athletics * Marvin Hagler (USA) - boxing * Mika Häkkinen * (Finland) - motor racing * Tony Hawk (USA) - skateboarding * Mike Horn * (South Africa) - adventurer-explorer * Miguel Indurain (Spain) - cycling * Michael Johnson (USA) - athletics * Kip Keino (Kenya) - athletics * Franz Klammer (Austria) - skiing * Dan Marino (USA) - American football * John McEnroe (USA) - tennis * Edwin Moses (USA) - athletics (current chairman) * Nawal El Moutawakel (Morocco) - athletics * Robby Naish (USA) - windsurfing & kiteboarding * Ilie Năstase (Romania) - tennis * Martina Navratilova (USA) - tennis * Alexei Nemov * (Russia) - gymnastics * Jack Nicklaus (USA) - golf * Gary Player (South Africa) - golf * Morné du Plessis (South Africa) - rugby union * Hugo Porta (Argentina) - rugby union * Viv Richards (West Indies) - cricket * Monica Seles * (USA) - tennis * Mark Spitz (USA) - swimming * Daley Thompson (Great Britain) - athletics * Alberto Tomba (Italy) - skiing * Steve Waugh * (Australia) - cricket * Katarina Witt (Germany) - figure skating Deceased * Sir Peter Blake (New Zealand) - yachting * Bill Shoemaker (USA) - horse racing Past members * Pelé (Brazil) - football. Retired from the Academy in 2007. * Michael Jordan (USA) - basketball * Yasuhiro Yamashita (Japan) - judo ************ How many of these sportsmen are you familiar with? Would you really consider them a "legend" (not necessarily the best) in that field?