2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award

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2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award
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Date 14 December 2014
Location The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Country United Kingdom
Presented by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Host Gary Lineker
Clare Balding
Gabby Logan
Winner Lewis Hamilton
Official website www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/sports-personality/
Television/Radio coverage
Network
Runtime 140 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

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

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 Formula One World Drivers' Championship with eleven victories [1] 209,920 (33.81%)
Rory McIlroy Golf Won the Open Championship and PGA Championship and was part of the Europe team that retained the Ryder Cup [2] 123,745 (19.93%)
Jo Pavey Athletics Won the gold medal in the 10,000 metres at the European Championships [3] 99,913 (16.09%)
Charlotte Dujardin Dressage Won gold medals at the World Equestrian Games in special dressage and freestyle dressage [4] 75,814 (12.21%)
Kelly Gallagher &
Charlotte Evans
Alpine skiing Won the Winter Paralympics gold medal in the visually impaired Super-G [5] 35,871 (5.78%)
Elizabeth Yarnold Skeleton Won a gold medal at the Winter Olympics and the World Cup [6] 23,188 (3.73%)
Max Whitlock Gymnastics Won four gold medals, three at the Commonwealth Games and one at the European 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 super-middleweight titles [9] 11,616 (1.87%)
Adam Peaty Swimming Won six gold medals, four at the European Championships and two at the Commonwealth Games [10] 9,899 (1.59%)

Other awards

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

References

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  10. "Sports Personality 2014: Sir Chris Hoy receives lifetime award". BBC Sport. 14 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Sports Personality 2014: Paul McGinley named Coach of Year". BBC Sport. 14 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. "BBC Sports Personality: Prince Harry presents Invictus award". BBC Sport. 14 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. "Claudia Fragapane wins BBC Young Sports Personality award". 14 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. "Sports Personality: Swimming coach named Unsung Hero". BBC Sport. 14 December 2014. Retrieved 15 December 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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