BBC Sports Personality of the Year Betting

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year award is an annual event which singles out the best performing sportsman or woman in Britain in the previous year. There is also an award for the best overseas sporting performance. Top athletes, from all fields of sporting endeavour, are nominated and the British public vote for their favourite who then goes on to receive the award in a glittering ceremony, this year at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, which will be televised by the BBC, on December 14 2008.

Sports Personality Betting Information

This event is hugely popular with online Betting fans and a large volume of online betting is reported by online bookmakers. The betting is not just limited to predicting the outright winner but also includes betting on which sport will win, which overseas personality will succeed and whether or not nominees finish in the top three. Almost all betting sites offer odds on this event and it’s worth checking out which one is giving the best. It’s also worth remembering that most sites give free bets away as an incentive to new customers. These change all the time and it’s a good idea to go to one of the many sites which report the top free bets of the moment as well as helping you to decide which bookie best serves your needs.

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Who are the 2015 BBC Sports Personality of the Year nominees?

  • Andy Murray - Tennis
  • Jessica Ennis-Hill - Athletics
  • Tyson Fury - Boxing
  • Lewis Hamilton - Formula 1
  • Kevin Sinfield - Rugby League
  • Chris Froome - Cycling
  • Mo Farah - Athletics
  • Greg Rutherford - Athletics
  • Adam Peaty - Swimming
  • Lizzie Armistead - Cycling
  • Lucy Bronze - Football
  • Max Whitlock - Gymnastics

BBC Sports Personality of the Year Previous Winners

The winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year need not be British. In the past, Barry McGuigan, the Irish boxer, won it in 1985, and Italian jockey, Frankie Dettori came third in 1996. It’s worth noting, though, that both of these guys made their careers in Britain and won over the hearts of the British people. In fact, the event is the kind of competition which allows a great deal of sentiment to creep into the decision making. It’s about achievement but you’ve also got to be liked. It’s not even about personality, which has been known to absent from the odd winner, but more to do with triumph and going for it – that kind of thing.

Over the years, since 1954 when it was inaugurated, the award has gone to athletes from such diverse sports as Formula 1 (6), athletics (17), boxing (5), football (4), cricket (4), figure skating (4), golf (2), swimming(2), tennis (3), equestrianism (3), motorcycling (1), cycling (1) and snooker (1). Henry Cooper, Damon Hill and Nigel Mansell have all won it twice. Of the British winners, forty two have been English, three Scots, three Welsh and one Irish. Princess Anne and her daughter, Zara Phillips have both won and provide the only example of awards going to two people from the same family.

Online entertainment betting is particularly well suited to this event. Get a few friends round to your house for the occasion, a few drinks and out with the laptop. It couldn’t be easier to sign-up and straightaway you open up a whole new world of betting convenience. These sites are easy to navigate so don’t be put of by computer-itis. There’s plenty of customer help if you need it and nearly all online betting sites are licensed and accredited with no worries about reliability.