2010 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award

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2010 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award
Date 19 December 2010
Location LG Arena, Birmingham
Country United Kingdom
Presented by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Host Sue Barker
Gary Lineker
Jake Humphrey
Winner AP McCoy
Official website www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/sports-personality/24742876
Television/Radio coverage
Network
Runtime 125 minutes
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The 2010 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, held on 19 December, was the 57th presentation of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards. Awarded annually by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the main titular award honours an individual's British sporting achievement over the past year. The winner is selected by public vote from a 10-person shortlist. Other awards presented include team, coach, and young personality of the year.

Award process[edit]

The ten sportspersons on the award shortlist was drawn up by a "panel of 30 sports editors from national and regional newspapers and magazines", and announced on 29 November 2010.[1] As a preview to the awards, the nominees were interviewed for Sports Personality of the Year: The Contenders, a special edition of BBC One's Inside Sport, presented by Gabby Logan and broadcast on 13 December 2010.[2] The award ceremony was held on Sunday 19 December at the LG Arena in Birmingham, and was broadcast live on BBC One, presented by Sue Barker, Gary Lineker and Jake Humphrey. The winner was decided by a public telephone vote during the ceremony.[1]

Nominees[edit]

The nominees and their achievements in 2010 as described by the BBC, and their share of the votes cast[3] were as follows:[1]

Nominee Sport 2010 achievement BBC Profile Votes (percentage)
AP McCoy Horse racing Riding Don't Push It to win the 2010 Grand National at the 15th attempt, having won more races than any jump jockey in history [1] 293,152 (41.98%)
Phil Taylor Darts Becoming the World Darts Champion for a record 15th time by winning the 2010 PDC tournament in January 2010, and winning a further six major titles during the year [2] 72,095 (10.33%)
Jessica Ennis Athletics Winning the gold medal for the Women's Heptathlon at the 2010 European Athletics Championships in Barcelona, Spain [3] 62,953 (9.02%)
Lee Westwood Golf Becoming the new World Number One male golfer after a successful 2010 season, replacing the long time leader Tiger Woods [4] 58,640 (8.4%)
Graeme McDowell Golf Becoming the first European winner of the U.S. Open since 1970, scoring 284 at the 2010 tournament at Pebble Beach, California [5] 52,108 (7.46%)
Tom Daley Diving Winning two gold medals for the Men's Diving (10 metre platform, team and individual) at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India [6] 50,763 (7.27%)
Mark Cavendish Cycling Winning five stages of the 2010 Tour de France, followed by taking the Most Points Jersey in the 2010 Tour of Spain [7] 44,170 (6.33%)
Amy Williams Skeleton Winning the Gold Medal for the Women's Skeleton at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, the first British individual winter gold medal in 30 years [8] 43,056 (6.17%)
Graeme Swann Cricket For his spin bowling for England against Bangladesh (May to June) and Pakistan (July to September), and in the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 competition [9] 13,767 (1.97%)
David Haye Boxing Making two successful defences of his WBA World Heavyweight Championship belt, against John Ruiz on 3 April, and Audley Harrison on 13 November [10] 7,538 (1.08%)

Winner[edit]

The winner was announced as jockey Tony McCoy. 15 time world champion darts player Phil "The Power" Taylor was runner up, with world and European heptahlon champion Jessica Ennis voted third.[4]

Other awards[edit]

As part of the 2010 ceremony, awards were also to be presented for:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "BBC unveils Sports Personality of the Year 2010 top 10". BBC Sport. 29 November 2010. Archived from the original on 16 December 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Sports Personality of the Year: The Contenders". BBC Sport. 13 December 2010. Archived from the original on 16 December 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Jockey Tony McCoy wins Sports Personality of the Year". bbc.co.uk. 19 December 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2012. 
  4. ^ McCoy, AP (19 December 2010). "Jockey AP McCoy wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year". The British Broadcasting Corporation (British Broadcasting Corporation). Archived from the original on 20 December 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Europe win Team of the Year award". BBC Sport (BBC). 19 December 2010. Archived from the original on 23 December 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "Colin Montgomerie wins Sports Personality coach award". BBC Sport (BBC). 19 December 2010. Archived from the original on 23 December 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "Rafael Nadal claims overseas prize". Sporting Life. 19 December 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "Diver Daley wins third BBC award". BBC Sport. BBC. 19 December 2010. Archived from the original on 23 December 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  9. ^ Ryan, Wood (19 December 2010). "Sir Frank Williams honoured at BBC SPOTY awards". The F1 Times. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  10. ^ "Basketball coach wins BBC award". BBC Sport (BBC). 19 December 2010. Archived from the original on 23 December 2010. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  11. ^ "David Beckham to be given Lifetime Achievement award". BBC (BBC). 18 December 2010. Archived from the original on 18 December 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2010.