2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award

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2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award
Date14 December 2014
LocationThe SSE Hydro, Glasgow
CountryUnited Kingdom
Presented byBritish Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Hosted byGary Lineker
Clare Balding
Gabby Logan
WinnerLewis Hamilton
Websitewww.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/sports-personality/
Television/radio coverage
Network
Runtime140 minutes

The 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, took place on 14 December at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow. It was the 61st presentation of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. Awarded annually by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the main award honours an individual's British sporting achievement over the past year, with the winner selected by public vote from a ten-person shortlist. Lewis Hamilton won the main award.[1][2]

The event was presented by Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan.

Basis of nominations[edit]

For 2014, the BBC introduced an expert panel who were asked to devise a shortlist that reflected UK sporting achievements on the national and/or international stage, represented the breadth and depth of UK sports and took into account "impact" within and beyond the sport or sporting achievement in question. The 2014 panel was announced on 22 October 2014. The panel members were:[3]

Nominees[edit]

The shortlist of ten contenders was announced during BBC One's The One Show on 24 November and on the BBC website.[4] Early favourites for the award included Rory McIlroy and Lewis Hamilton.[5][6][7]

Nominee Sport 2014 achievement BBC profile Votes (percentage)
Lewis Hamilton Formula One Won the World Drivers' Championship for the second time, including eleven Grand Prix victories. [1] 209,920 (33.81%)
Rory McIlroy Golf Won the Open Championship and PGA Championship. Was also part of the Europe team that retained the Ryder Cup. [2] 123,745 (19.93%)
Jo Pavey Athletics Won the 10,000 metres at the European Athletics Championships; at 40 years of age, she became the oldest ever female gold medallist in the championships' history. [3] 99,913 (16.09%)
Charlotte Dujardin Dressage Won two titles at the World Equestrian Games in special dressage and freestyle dressage. [4] 75,814 (12.21%)
Kelly Gallagher &
Charlotte Evans (guide)
Alpine skiing Won Great Britain's first ever gold medal in a Winter Paralympics upon winning the visually impaired Super-G. [5] 35,871 (5.78%)
Elizabeth Yarnold Skeleton Won the Winter Olympic skeleton title (and Great Britain's fourth consecutive medal in the discipline), plus 4 rounds of the World Cup and the overall title. [6] 23,188 (3.73%)
Max Whitlock Gymnastics Won four titles in international championships – three at the Commonwealth Games (team, floor exercise and pommel horse) and the pommel horse at the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships. [7] 17,219 (2.77%)
Gareth Bale Football Helped Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League and Copa del Rey. [8] 13,747 (2.21%)
Carl Froch Boxing Retained his IBF and WBA (Regular) super-middleweight titles upon defeating George Groves II, after which he retired. [9] 11,616 (1.87%)
Adam Peaty Swimming Won six titles in international championships - four at the European Aquatics Championships (50m/100m breaststroke and 4 × 100 m men's/mixed medley relays) and two at the Commonwealth Games (100m breaststroke and 4 × 100 m men's medley relay). [10] 9,899 (1.59%)

Other awards[edit]

In addition to the main award as "Sports Personality of the Year", several other awards were also announced:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lewis Hamilton beats Rory McIlroy to take BBC sports personality award". Guardian. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Lewis Hamilton wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014". BBC Sport. 14 December 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  3. ^ "BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014 panel announced". BBC Sport. 22 October 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  4. ^ "BBC Sports Personality: Bradley Wiggins reveals 2014 nominees". BBC Sport. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  5. ^ "BBC Sports Personality of the Year Betting". 12 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Rory McIlroy favourite to be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year". Guardian. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  7. ^ "BBC Sports Personality of the Year: Contenders for 2014 award". BBC Sport. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Cristiano Ronaldo wins BBC Overseas Sports Personality award". BBC Sport. 14 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Sports Personality 2014: England Women win Team of Year award". BBC Sport. 14 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Sports Personality 2014: Sir Chris Hoy receives lifetime award". BBC Sport. 14 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  11. ^ "Sports Personality 2014: Paul McGinley named Coach of Year". BBC Sport. 14 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  12. ^ "BBC Sports Personality: Prince Harry presents Invictus award". BBC Sport. 14 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  13. ^ "Claudia Fragapane wins BBC Young Sports Personality award". 14 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  14. ^ "Sports Personality: Swimming coach named Unsung Hero". BBC Sport. 14 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.

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