AWARDS: BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012 – Live on BBC One

December 9, 2012

After one of the greatest years in British sporting history, Sue Barker, Gary Lineker and Clare Balding host the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year, live from London’s ExCeL on BBC One and BBC One HD.

In front of a crowd of over 15,000 people, the star-studded event will feature some of the greatest names in world sport, with the evening culminating in the presentation of one of the most coveted awards in sport, which is chosen by viewers live on the night.

There are 12 contenders for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award this year to reflect such an extraordinary year, and with so much to look back on from the last 12 months, the show has been extended by an extra half-an-hour.

The 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year will bring down the curtain on a historic 12 months of sport and you can enjoy the entire ceremony live on BBC One from 7.30pm on Sunday, December 16.

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AWARDS: BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012 shortlist unveiled

November 26, 2012

Following an unprecedented year of sport, the BBC has announced the final shortlist of 12 sportspeople who make up the shortlist for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012.

This year’s list, revealed live on the BBC’s One Show programme by presenter Gary Lineker, reflects the success of a truly remarkable year and the exceptional achievements of British sportsmen and women.

The 12 shortlisted contenders will now compete for the public vote on the night of the live show, which will be presented by Sue Barker, Gary Lineker and Clare Balding, on BBC One and BBC One HD on Sunday, December 16, starting at 7.30pm.

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TV: BBC overhauls Sports Personality of the Year

October 19, 2012

The BBC will bring the curtain down on a phenomenal year for British sport in a revamped Sports Personality of the Year ceremony.

Given the calibre and number of potential candidates that 2012 has produced, the corporation has decided to extend the shortlist to 12 sportspeople, an increase from 10 in previous years.

The selection process to determine the final shortlist has also been overhauled, with former SPOTY nominees, sports journalists and broadcasters included on an expert panel that will decide the final 12.

Rounding off what has been a sensational sporting year, viewers will decide their BBC Sports Personality of the Year during the live broadcast from Excel, London, on Sunday, December 16 on BBC One.

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LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Sat 11th August

August 10, 2012

A week on from Great Britain’s golden hour on ‘Super Saturday’, Mo Farah returns to the scene of his greatest triumph in a bid to become a double Olympic champion.

He has already played his part in one of the greatest nights in British sporting history and he goes for a second Olympic gold medal in the 5,000m final at 7.30pm.

Great Britain also have strong medal hopes in the diving pool and in the boxing ring.

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LONDON 2012: Olympic Games – Taekwondo

January 1, 2000

Expect plenty of excitement at ExCeL when the Taekwondo competitors take to the court at the London 2012 Olympic Games. 

The word Taekwondo translates into English as the way of foot and fist – an accurate description of the principles behind this Korean martial art.

Powerful kicks and punches are, literally, the name of the game, which offers tension, drama and plenty of action.

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LONDON 2012: Olympic Games – Table Tennis

January 1, 2000

Power, subtlety and lightning-fast reflexes will all be on display at ExCeL during the Olympic Table Tennis competition.

The sport has come a long way from its origins in the late 19th century, when it developed as an after-dinner game played by upper-class English families.

More than a century later, Table Tennis is a breathtaking spectacle that blends power, speed, skill and subtlety, and is the biggest participation sport in the world.

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LONDON 2012: Olympic Games – Fencing

January 1, 2000

Fencing developed from an ancient form of combat, was referred to by writers from Homer to Shakespeare and is one of just four sports to have featured at every modern Olympics.

The sport as we now understand it really came of age as a sport in the 19th century, and is a tense, compelling battle of wits and technique.

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