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The BBC Sports Personality Of The Year 2014 (BBC-1 14 Dec, Gary Lineker)



BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Well there might be ten contenders for the main award but we are staking a claim for Lewis Hamilton, surely the highest profile Brit sportsman this year. Still you never know, Jenson could only manage second when he won the world title in 2009.

It has been a fantastic year for sport though as Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan show when they present the 2014 BBC Sports Personality Of The Year, live from Glasgow’s Hydro Arena.

This star-studded event features some of the greatest names in world sport and ends with the presentation of the famous trophy, with the winner chosen by viewers on the night.

Besides Lewis there are nine other contenders for the main award and picking a winner will be tricky. Glasgow hosted a memorable Commonwealth Games with golden glory for many home nations’ competitors. In other sports, Rory McIlroy won two of golf’s majors and Lizzy Yarnold struck Winter Olympics gold.

Seven other awards will be presented, made up of Team and Coach Of The Year, Young and Overseas Sports Personality, Unsung Hero, Lifetime Achievement and the Helen Rollason award, given for inspirational achievement in the face of adversity.

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×140 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 14 December 2014 @ 8.00pm

UPDATE: We were right! Lewis took out the title.

Summary of awards
Lewis Hamilton is named BBC Sports Personality of the Year
Sir Chris Hoy collects Lifetime Achievement, Cristiano Ronaldo Overseas Award
Team of the Year: England women rugby union world champions
Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley named Coach of the Year
Swimming coach Jill Stidever wins the Unsung Hero Award
Helen Rollason Award goes to Invictus Games competitors
Gymnast Claudia Fragapane named Young Sports Personality