Personality? Here in Birmingham it was actually hard to look beyond Billy Monger. That jaw-dropping moment when he crashed; that spirit; that speech. The teenage racing driver received the Helen Rollason Award for climbing back behind the wheel less than a year after amputations to both of his legs but, my word, there was a case for giving a remarkable young man the main prize on Sunday night. That honour, however, went to Geraint Thomas, and it might well have been another emotionally-charged piece of video footage that clinched it for the Welshman. A repeat of the interview when Thomas broke down at being told he had just won the Tour de France clearly had an impact on the audience, not least across the Severn Bridge one imagines. Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas was crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018 Thomas speaks after winning the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award on Sunday night Thomas got the nod ahead of Lewis Hamilton (right) and England … [Read more...] about Geraint Thomas crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018
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A technical hitch overshadowed the climax of an evening celebrating the best of British sport after the video link with the unexpected winner Sir Mo Farah, went down. The drama throughout the evening had been building with montages of the finalists of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year showing the 2017 exploits of the country's superstars. Videos of contenders were shown, including those depicting the achievements of heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua, Paralympic star Jonny Peacock and Formula One's Lewis Hamilton. But when Olympic distance running legend Farah was announced the winner, the line between the Echo Arena in Liverpool where it was held and west London where Farah was, went down. He was the unexpected victor with only 50-1 odds on him beforehand, well behind Joshua who was the odds-on favourite. When hosts Gary Lineker and Gabby Logan went to Farah, the screen went blue and they lost the live feed. It was up to former Olympic 200m and 400m champion Michael … [Read more...] about Broadcast hitches hit BBC Sports Personality of the Year award won by running star Mo Farah
0 Comments Jonathan Rea runner-up at BBC Sports Personality of Year bash BelfastTelegraph.co.uk World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea is BBC Sports Personality of the Year runner-up 2017. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/jonathan-rea-runnerup-at-bbc-sports-personality-of-year-bash-36416227.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article36416224.ece/941ea/AUTOCROP/h342/2017-12-18_new_37108858_I6.JPG Email World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea is BBC Sports Personality of the Year runner-up 2017. The Ballyclare man was pipped at the post by distance runner and Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah. Rea was only 3,000 votes behind Sir Mo - 80,567 to 83,524. Farah (34) was only the third favourite going into last night's event, with heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua the bookies' tip, but finally won the award after a previous best finish of third in 2011. Rea is the first rider to clinch three successive World Superbike titles, triumphing with … [Read more...] about Jonathan Rea runner-up at BBC Sports Personality of Year bash
BBC BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018 contenders will be revealed live on the night this year in a radical overhaul of the show. Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan will present the 65th edition on December 16. In addition, the public will also vote on the newly-created Greatest Sporting Moment of the Year award. Gongs will also be given for Lifetime Achievement, Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero as well as the Helen Rollason award for achievement in the face of adversity. Director of BBC Sport Barbara Slater said: "BBC Sports Personality of the Year is a much-loved BBC show that is constantly evolving. "Bringing in these changes allows us to celebrate even further what has been an incredible year of sport whilst also paying tribute to the achievements of individuals. MAD UTD Pogba threatens 'it's me or Jose' as Mourinho warns Sanchez he may NEVER play again 'MY EYEBALL EXPLODED' Ryder Cup fan hit by ball BLINDED in one eye and … [Read more...] about BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018 in huge overhaul with nominees now to be revealed live on night
THE BBC Sports Personality of the Year award has always recognised the best of British sporting talent but this year, the long-running ceremony will carry out a new voting format. For the first time in its history, the contenders for the 2018 award will be revealed on the night of the show but who has been tipped to take home the coveted crown? Here's all you need to know... Who are the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018 nominees? The BBC Sports Personality of the Year nominees have not yet been announced. In a shake-up of the show, the names will be revealed live on the night of the awards ceremony on Sunday, December 16. Para-athlete Kare Adenegan, 17, has already been named as the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2018. The BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year award has been renamed the World Sport Star of the Year. Other awards set to be presented on the night include the Lifetime Achievement, Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, the Helen Rollason … [Read more...] about BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018, who are the favourites, and what are latest odds?
LAST year Sir Mo Farah has taken home the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award following his third successive world 10,000m gold medal in London. But, who will it be this year? Here's the lowdown on the exciting awards ceremony. When is the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year 2018? BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018 will take place in Birmingham's Genting Arena. For the first time ever, the nominees will be revealed live at the event on Sunday, December 16. BBC Sport's director Barbara Slater said: "It will ass another layer of excitement." This is the 65th ceremony to date and will include special awards like Lifetime Achievement, Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, The Helen Rollason award, and BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award. Para-athlete Kare Adenegan, 17, has already been named as the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2018. As always it will be televised on BBC, so you can enjoy the event from the comfort of your home. new love Simon Thomas reveals … [Read more...] about When is the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year 2018? TV schedule, streaming and social media details