Tuesday, 1 January 2013


Bradley Wiggins is now definitely top of my VIP party list! A well deserved winner of the prestigious award after his record breaking Tour de France triumph and Olympic Gold medal ride. But, most importantly for this occasion is his honest, quirky and unique personality. In true Wiggo style, his acceptance speech and interview with Sue was many peoples' highlight of the night. 
Jess Ennis looked stunning in a Victoria Beckham red dress to pick up the runners up award while Andy Murray provided some laughs with an awkward sequence of events with the not so smooth trophy hand over with Lennox Lewis.  After an incredibly exciting year of sport for British athletes, the night was highly anticipated by much of the nation. The dynamite combination of  Sue, Gary and Clare, managed to squeeze the packed line up into the time schedule including a guest appearance from the Duchess of Cambridge herself - a keen sports fan!
The award for team of the year added a new dimension to the night when it was awarded to a collective Team GB. A collage of images of the successes of Team GBs Olympians and Paralympians ignited the lifelong memories created at London 2012. Clearly, for the official SPOTY panel to decide between all the outstanding individual and team performances at the event was too difficult to achieve. In this way, each success and contribution was recognised.
A personal highlight of the night was the guest appearance from one of our national treasures, David Beckham, looking dapper as always.  His speech for the Lifetime Achievement award recognised the contributions and dedication of Sir Sebastion Coe to sport and in particular for the organisation and running of London 2012.
Hopefully this night will be the start of a continuation of outstanding performances in British sport and the beginning of a new generation of SPOTY's.

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