BBC Sports Personality Of The Year
Sir Chris Hoy, Great Britain’s most successful Olympian, is to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at Sunday’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year in Glasgow, says BBC Sport.
During his career, the 38-year-old from Edinburgh won six Olympic gold medals, two at the Commonwealth Games, and 11 world championship titles.
Geraint Thomas’s victory in the Commonwealth Games road race in August has seen him named BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality of the Year for the first time. He was presented with the trophy by Team Sky colleague Sir Bradley Wiggins at a training camp in Mallorca.
The 28-year-old, who also won bronze in the time trial at Glasgow, clinched gold in the road race despite a late puncture nearly putting paid to his chances of victory.
Bradley Wiggins has become the third cyclist in five years to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. The Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion follows in the footsteps of 2008 winner Sir Chris Hoy and last year's victor, Mark Cavendish. Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis was second, with Andy Murray, winner of the men's singles at the Olympics and the US Open, third. Dave Brailsford of Team Sky and British Cycling took the Coach of the Year title, which he had previously won following the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
Still time to vote for Geraint Thomas as Welsh BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012. Voting closes 18.00 hrs tonight.
Details here http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/wales/20546409
8pm tonight. We'll be sitting down for the annual road.cc Christmas nosh up but we'll have our phones with us, because it's also the time when the annual BBC Sports Personality of the Year kicks off. And the runaway favourite is Mark Cavendish.
The shortlist of ten athletes from whom the 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year will be chosen has been unveiled, and bookmakers’ favourite, Mark Cavendish, is of course on it. Controversially, not one woman features among the ten names announced this evening.
Gary Lineker – never a winner himself, his best showing being third place in 1991 – joined Alex Jones and Matt Baker to reveal the all-male shortlist live on The One Show.
Mark Cavendish will be in the spotlight this weekend when the phone lines open on Sunday evening for voting for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, but a lesser-known cyclist from Newcastle has already beaten him to a prize after being named BBC North East and Cumbria's Unsung Sporting Hero for 2010.
Mark Cavendish has been nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for the second year running.
The Manxman won five stages at the Tour de France this year as well as taking the points jersey at the Vuelta Espana, although he failed to capture a medal at the World Championships in Geelong or at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
It’s getting towards that time of the year again when Britain’s sports stars gather before the TV cameras to celebrate the nation’s sporting highs and lows over the preceding 12 months.
Last December, of course, the country’s cycling community celebrated as Team GB’s Beijing success saw it rewarded with the team of the year trophy, with Dave Brailsford picking up the coach of the year award and a pre-knighthood Mr Chris Hoy winning the individual crown.