Usain Bolt has been named sportsman of the year at the Laureus Sports Awards, with Europe's Ryder Cup golfers honoured as the best team.
Bolt has won his third Laureus Award after another dominant Olympic performance on the track at London, winning the gold in the 100, 200 and 4x100-metre relay.
The European Ryder Cup team has been rewarded for its remarkable rally against the US at Medinah.
British heptathlete Jessica Ennis has been chosen the sportswoman of 2012, while Andy Murray has been named the top breakthrough athlete and Felix Sanchez the main comeback athlete.
Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner was the winner in the action category after becoming the first skydiver to go faster than the speed of sound. Brazil's Daniel Dias won the disability award.
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