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Olympics


Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
6 Aug 2012 12:24PM
Aren't these things decided by some sort of public vote? If that is so, it is a major factor.

For all their achivements within their sports, until very recently it would have been Bradley Who? and Jessica Who? for the public at large. Whereas I doubt very many have not heard of Andy Murray.

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cambirder e2
10 7.2k England
6 Aug 2012 12:28PM

Quote:In normal circumstances I would have given Bradley Wiggins for winning the Tour De France a good chance but I guess that as Jessica Ennis appears to be more of a "personality" she must now be the firm favourite.


The personally bit has rarely figured much and in general the term sports personality has been deemed a bit of an oxymoron. Bearing in mind his double achievement and the huge popularity of cycling I think Wiggo is a dead cert especially as he has no competition from other cyclists (yes I know the track guys would normally be in with a shout but few cyclists have any doubt about the greatest achievement) and Jessica is up against Mo Farah (especially if he gets the double).
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 12:33PM
Be nice to see some ladies on the list for voting this year.
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
6 Aug 2012 12:35PM
It is indeed nice to have such a rich choice to pick from

Some years you really do wonder who's achieved anything at all...
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 12:55PM
Yeah, the cyclists will probably be phoning in their droves for Wiggins, but come 5 months time and people are looking back I am not sure about how well entreched the the TdF is in the general public's mind; whereas Jess Ennis has been the face of the Olympics for the last 4 years. And if Andy wins the US Open (his favourite surface) he has a chance of being world #1 come December and that really will blow the race wide open. Wiggins may well be with Team Sky for team of the year...

It is great to see so many Brits at the top of their sports. Grin
gcarth e2
10 2.3k 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 1:00PM

Quote:The personally bit has rarely figured much and in general the term sports personality has been deemed a bit of an oxymoron. Bearing in mind his double achievement and the huge popularity of cycling I think Wiggo is a dead cert especially as he has no competition from other cyclists (yes I know the track guys would normally be in with a shout but few cyclists have any doubt about the greatest achievement) and Jessica is up against Mo Farah (especially if he gets the double).
I also think Wiggo should be sports personality of the year but of course Jess is the "poster girl" of the Olympic games - in addition to her tremendous achievement: So I suppose it's possible she could end up with the award.
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
6 Aug 2012 5:46PM
A gold in Showjumping. First in 60 years. Fantastic.
SmileSmileSmile
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 6:17PM
.. with Nick Skelton. way to go! Grin
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 6:22PM
and other gold in the cycling Grin
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2012 6:39PM
Apparently in Beijing at this point we had 25 medals, and this time we have 37. Could we really beat our best-ever Olympics?
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
6 Aug 2012 7:52PM
It's the Golds that really count. We got 19 in Beijing.............. and we already have 18 now. Smile
tomcat e2
9 6.2k 15 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 6:29PM
S C H

What a man
What humility
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 7:02PM
and some. Smile

Cant be one sports personality of the year, has to go to the whole of Team GB, including coaches and support staff.

Incredible people.
JJGEE
9 6.4k 18 England
7 Aug 2012 7:06PM

Quote:whole of Team GB,

Except those like Ryan Giggs, men's football, who apparently refused to sing The National Anthem because it is not Welsh
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2012 7:08PM
hmm, I forgot about the mens football. Scrub that idea then Grin

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