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November 2nd, 2012 by Phil Cooper
After what has been one of the greatest years in history for British sport, the often slightly inane Sports Personality of the Year award has become a huge debating point and the 2012 winner will be the most deserving ever.
It is safe to say that there are at least a dozen candidates that in any other given year they would be odds-on favourites to win, but given the outrageous success of British sportsmen and women some are not even being considered.
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Bradley Wiggins – 5/6 Favourite with Betfred
What seems an age ago before the start of the 2012 Olympic Games, there stood pretty much one man alone in any sort of discussion to be the Sports Personality of the Year this time around, that man being Bradley Wiggins. After becoming the first Britain in history to win the Tour de France he was a strong odds-on favourite, but when he backed this up with a gold medal in London, his fourth in total and seventh of any colour, surpassing Steve Redgrave’s record he seemed an absolute shoe-in.
At this point the best odds on the cyclist were around 33/1 but given the exploits of his compatriots since then have seen him to come all the way in to a whisker away from evens. In Wiggo’s favour as well is his actual personality as he won legions of fans either side of the Channel thanks to simply being pretty cool; this might just give him the edge over his fellow nominees if he even needed it.
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September 26th, 2012 by Paul Wilson
Medinah Country Club is the idyllic setting for the 2012 Ryder Cup. Team USA will be out for revenge against Team Europe and though the Americans have home advantage, it’s the Europeans who have dominated this event over the last decade.
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