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by | 20th, May 2004

‘THERE is one date that sits above all others in the sporting calendar of every nation on earth.

Rachel prepares for her assualt on the two-width world record

No, it’s not the Opening Ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Games; nor is it the final of the World Darts from the Circus Tavern in Purfleet; and it’s not even the World Series of baseball.

The date that is circled in red in every sports lover’s diary is of course the day of the Laureus World Sports Awards – in the words of Hello!, “sport’s answer to the Oscars”.

It is a chance to rub shoulders with sporting legends like Michael Douglas, who manages to be both movie star and golfing great (playing off a handicap of 16).

And the Corrs, known it must be said primarily for their music but also highly accomplished three-day eventers – Andrea does the dressage, Caroline the cross-country and Jim the showjumping.

And even Morgan Freeman, Oscar-winning actor by day, darts thrower par excellence by night.

This year, those lucky enough to win a prize got the chance to receive their awards from such sporting immortals as John McEnroe, winner of three Wimbledon and four US Open tennis titles, and Rachel Hunter, who once came third in the 400m at her school sports day.

Hello! was on hand to watch the awards and talks us through the highlights.

First up was Rachel Hunter stunning onlookers as she stepped out of a Mercedes sports car wearing a crystal-embroidered minidress and dripping with £1 million worth of diamonds.

Then, we saw Rachel showing off her endless legs again in a mermaid-inspired rainbow-coloured gown, designed for the occasion by Polish couple Lilina and Dana Kruszynska.

And, er, that was about it…’

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