BBC Sports Personality/Performance/Popularity Awards: What Is It Really About?

Beckie Middleton | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Sport
Beckie Middleton

As always, the BBC Sports Personality Awards show has thrown up some serious debate. A quick look through social media, digital or print news and you'll see hundreds of opinions on last night's show expressed with varying degrees of class, open-mindedness and decency.

Why You Must Fight Tyson Fury, the 18 Stone Weakling

Richard Fry | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Sport
Richard Fry

I believe in free speech and uphold Fury's right to say what he wants. I am less supportive of a public-funded body who choose to reinforce hate-filled views via an awards nomination but I am glad I have a right to respond.

What Tyson Fury Has Taught Us About the Acceptability of Homophobia

Lewis Henshall | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Sport
Lewis Henshall

How long will it be until homophobic views aren't paraded in the media as something to be entertained and until homophobia generally becomes instincti...

I Couldn't Care Less About Tyson Fury

Mark Detre | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Sport
Mark Detre

Is there not more to talk about? Look, obviously what he said was moronic and derogatory. But he's a boxer, for God's sake. The man is paid to get into fights. Should we have expected him, having won his title, to deliver an ode on the importance of societal peace and harmony?

Nigel Farage Is Tipping Tyson Fury To Win SPOTY *Because* Of His Homosexuality Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK

Nigel Farage has claimed that Tyson Fury will win the Sports Personality Of The Year (SPOTY) because attempts to ban him from the award will "backfire...

11 People Who Don't Quite Get #SPOTY

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Sport

Sports Personality of the Year - the glittering annual celebration recognising the giants of the sporting world as voted for by you the public. Onl...

Sports Personality 2014: Why We Should All Vote for Jo

David Fearnhead | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Sport
David Fearnhead

Some multi-millionaire shins a ball into the back of the net and it triggers the commentator to release his pent-up load of superlatives. In sport, tags such as legend are applied with all the exclusivity of pigeon poop in Trafalgar Square.

Person Who Was Clear Favourite To Win Something Wins That Thing

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Comedy

On Sunday night, a person won the competition they'd been expected to win. In an evening filled with absolutely no tension at all, the person beat ...

SPOTY Winners Since Murray Was Born (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Sport

Andy Murray added the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award to his Wimbledon title on Sunday night. The 26-year-old won by an unprecedented marg...

'It's Very Nice' - Murray Wins Sports Personality Of The Year 2013 (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Sport

Andy Murray won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award by an unprecedented margin on Sunday night. Murrray polled 401,470 of the votes cast b...

An Absent Winner? Murray Won't Attend SPOTY

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Sport

Andy Murray will not attend the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award ceremony on Sunday. Murray will instead remain at his training base in Mia...

Is Januzaj's SPOTY Nomination A Pro-England Political Move By The BBC?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK Sport

Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj has been shortlisted for the 2013 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year. The 18-year-old will be hoping to emu...

'The Local Pub Can Have It'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Sport

Bradley Wiggins rounded off a dream 2012 by winning the Sports Personality of the Year award - and then promised to put the prestigious prize behind t...

Bradley Wiggins Named Sports Personality Of The Year

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Sport

Bradley Wiggins was crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012, with HRH Duchess of Cambridge appearing live on stage to present the award. T...

Pictures Of The Day Live: 17th December 2012

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

The Huffington Post picture desk live bringing you the best pictures of the day from around the world chosen by our very own photo editors. We woul...

POLL: Who Should Win Sports Personality Of The Year?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Sport

Team GB's London 2012 gold medal heroes dominate the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year shortlist but who will win on Sunday? Double-gold medalli...

Sports Personality Of The Year? Let's Just Party Instead!

Mark J Daniels | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Sport
Mark J Daniels

In almost every international tournament, Britons baying for success end up disappointed, often before the event is even half way through. As a nation, we stand these people - who regularly end up in the newspaper for one nightclub misdemeanour or another, one extramarital trifling or another, or the occasional on-pitch inappropriate remark - on pedestals and eulogise them as pillars of our nation.

Sports Personality of the Year: Does It Really Matter?

James Hunt | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Sport
James Hunt

Bradley Wiggins winning the Tour de France. Andy Murray's maiden Grand Slam. Pretty much every 'high profile' gold at the Olympics and Paralympics, including those of the aforementioned 'Wiggo' and 'Muzza'. What do all of these have in common?