BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019 TV review: The Doddie Weir night stood high in the middle of the schmaltz
- The BBC Sports Personality of the Year award has lost its sense of prestige
- In recent years, the event has been adopted by an unwanted X-Factor-style razzmatazz
- Gary Lineker & # 39; s premature announcement of the winner made matters worse
- Still, Doddie Weir gave a moving speech; The Reminder of the Power of Sport
Of course the whole sporting shindig started with a song, a sad ride to my ear.
In fact, we already knew at the time that there was something out of a hole in this sports personality of the year. The intro was rolled out and the contributions were made by five of the six contenders for the crown.
Lewis Hamilton got lost. He was not in Aberdeen on Sunday evening. He later joined from his couch, partly in, partly from the jamboree. "At home with the Hamiltons," said Clare Balding and made the best of it. The hair of the great driver – a confection of the socket – was pretty daring for the watershed
Well, you can understand why he didn't make the drive north. It was a long journey and very expensive. Maybe he saved the planet. But what a price for the licensor paying this party was. Yesterday morning a BA flight from Heathrow to the Granite City would have reduced you £ 586.
Yet the huge cast has been debilitated all the way to the show with painful pain, as the BBC is not central to London. Oh no Celtic & # 39; s Scottish treble was the first of the scarce sports clips. Oh yeah.
I wonder what Boris Johnson, a recent tweaker of the state-funded broadcasting tail made of this profligacy.
Those of us of a certain age remember cozier times when the Television Center was an adequate home. That was before giantism seized and crowd participation was everything.
There was a reminder of those long satellite delays in the memory of the youth. Des Lynam at the time Frank Bruno in the United States. This time it was Gary Lineker to Raheem Sterling … in London. Sterling was fresh from his Manchester City victory over Arsenal, and nowadays nothing works as it should in the Emirates
A Bit of It Was One Show stuff – they went on and on to big rugby Gareth Thomas on his journey from Cardiff to Aberdeen on his quattrocycle, no less I think it makes a difference
Perhaps the highlight was the recognition of Doddie Weir, a real hero of Scotland outside the rugby field, defying Motor Neurone Disease, who appeared in a technicolor tartan suit – a clear symbol of his unquenchable optimism when he accepted the Helen Rollason Prize.
His speech, thanking his wife, looking at his brave faces, moved between the schmaltz.
This segment even gave us a reminder of the old BBC, the one that actually handled sports wholesale. Van Weir: & # 39; Like a crazy giraffe & # 39 ;, the late Bill McLaren read in those soft, emotional Scottish tones of fame.
But when it came to forgiveness Ben Stokes and his majestic battles of the high summer, the hoarse voice of Jonathan Agnew who accompanied the photos. There is nothing wrong with Aggers' contribution – wonderful commentary – but a reminder of how TV has largely left our national summer sport. Peter West, Tony Lewis, Richie Benaud – just echoed in memory, although The Hundred – yikes – will be coming to the Beeb next year.
Lineker gave us a glimpse of what he thought might be a done deal. He introduced Stokes as the & # 39; most important prize winner & # 39 ;, before voting began and singing ended. Oops. Fix!
Mystic Gary, it turned out, was prescient. And then the tickertape flew.
World Cup Final hero Ben Stokes wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award while beating Lewis Hamilton for the 2019 prize
The all-rounder played an instrumental role in the English Cricket World Cup triumph in July and held their courage in the astonishing super about victory against New Zealand with Lord.
And just a month later in Headingley, the 28-year-old almost single-handedly won the fourth Ashes Test against Australia with a sensational innings of Oct. 135.
More to follow …
Gary Lineker has been accused of giving the game away & # 39; after the introduction of the English cricket player Ben Stokes as the & # 39; grand prize winner & # 39; winner & # 39; in the middle of the Sports Personality Show of this year.
The presenter apologized for his blunder and laughed from the crowd of Aberdeen, clarifying that Stokes is fighting and not the winner.
Stokes is the bookmaker's favorite to win the prize, which is voted by the public, after a fantastic year in which he led England to world cup glory.
The public vote was not even opened when Lineker made his mistake.
Stokes is one of the six nominees for the Sports Personality of the Year Award. The show started at 7 p.m.
Viewers were quick to Twitter and complain that Lineker had spoiled the show by introducing Stokes as the winner before all contenders were even seen.
A viewer wrote: & # 39; Did Lineker just give the game away there? & # 39;
Another asked: & # 39; Has Gary Lineker just announced who won the prize? & # 39;
While a third said: & # 39; Gary Lineker just referred to Ben Stokes as the & # 39; grand prize winner & # 39; then had to change it to & # 39; & # 39; and now he's completely confused. Whoops! & # 39;
Stokes is expected to win the prize after the lead role in the English Cricket World Cup triumph.
In the final against New Zealand, he did not skip 84 – including two sixes in the final – to tie the game, and then skipped over to help England for an unforgettable victory.
Stokes was equally heroic in the Ashes in which he hit an undefeated 135 to help England win the third test in Headingley , giving them the chance to draw the series.
Speaking after it was introduced, Stokes said: & # 39; The journey we made was four years, we have built this tournament. To emerge as winners, you dream of such days and we have chosen.
& # 39; It is a memory that we can always keep with good memories. & # 39;
The England Cricket team was also called Team of the Year.
The other contenders for the prize are Lewis Hamilon, Dina Asher-Smith, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Raheem Sterling and Alun Wyn Jones.
Asher-Smith became the first British woman to win a major global sprint title this year
The 23-year-old won 200m gold at the Doha World Athletics Championships and also won silver medals at the 100m and 4x100m relay.
Manchester City and the English star Sterling also covered its phenomenal 2019 with a nomination.
Sterling played an important role in helping Pep Guardiola for a second consecutive Premier League title last season – a campaign in which City also completed a historic domestic Treble has lifted the FA Cup and Carabao Cup. He has scored 28 goals for City since the New Year.
Sterling has also emerged as the most influential player in England, who emerged as a of the leaders of Gareth Southgate as the finished third in the UEFA Natio ns League and qualified for Euro 2020.
But his SPOTY nomination also recognizes Sterling & # 39; s inspiring work in the fight against racism in football. Sterling is one of the most recognizable players on the planet and has used its profile to combat the problem of discrimination.
Meanwhile, Wyn Jones captured Wales for another Grand Slam victory in the SIX Nations and was then called Player
At the Rugby World Cup, he became the most capped player for Wales and set the record of 129 previously owned by Gethin Jenkins, and the second most capped player in the game's history (when his Lions caps are added) behind Richie McCaw from New Zealand when they became fourth in Japan.
He was also nominated for the 2019 World Rugby Player of the Year Award.
The fifth participant was six-time Formula 1 world champion Hamilton, whose latest triumph means that he is now only one shy of Michael Schumacher's all-time record
The success of 2019 was the third of the Mercedes driver in a row and his record of race victories is currently at 83.
The last name on the shortlist is Katarina Johnson Thompson, after the athlete has a nice had enjoyed a gold medal in the heptathlon at the World Championships in Doha.
The 26-year-old Liverpudlian abandoned a strong competition from favorite Nafissatou Thiam to win the competition with a record number of British points of 6981.
Last year, Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas took the trophy home, ahead of Hamilton and Tottenham and the Harry Kane striker of England.
In addition to the main title award, the other prizes that are up for grabs at night are World Sport Star of the Year, Greatest Sporting Moment of the Year, Team of the Year, Coach of the Year , Lifetime Achievement Award, Helen Rollason Award, Get Inspired Unsung Hero Award and Young Sports personality of the year.
The award ceremony of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year got a gripping start when former Scotland rugby union international Doddie Weir received the Helen Rollason Award.
The 49-year-old was diagnosed with motor neuron disease in 2016 and has since then spent time raising awareness of his condition through his charity My Name & # 39; 5 Doddie.
The prize recognizes an extraordinary achievement in adversity.
He received the prize from Princess Anne, who paid tribute to the former rugby star.
Keiren Thompson was the overall winner of the Unsung Hero prize pool from a pool of 15 regional prize winners.
Thompson is the founder of the Helping Kids Achieve community in Nottingham, and was presented with the prize from Eliud Kipchoge
Kipchoge, who became the first person in history to run the marathon in October ran in Vienna in less than two hours, was announced Saturday as the winner of the World Sport Star prize.
Earlier this year, he also won the London Marathon for the fourth time.
He is the second youngest debutant ever in Barcelona, was embraced by Lionel Messi after bow and has a £ 91m buyout clause at 16 … Ansu Fati has the personality that matches his natural gifts
- Barcelona beat Real Betis 5-2 at the Nou Camp in La Liga on Sunday evening
- Sixteen-year-old Ansu Fati replaced his debut in Barcelona
- The future has a bright future in Barca after excelling in every age group there
The wizard embraced the student at the Nou Camp on Sunday evening Lionel Messi who was 17 when he made his Barcelona debut in 2003, gave Ansu Fati, only 16, a hug when the winger with his world became his second youngest debutant in history from the club.
Sportsmail asks where the newest sensation comes from and how far it can go.
How much impact has it had in Barcelona?
In the press room in the bowels of the Camp Nou on Sunday evening while reporters were waiting for Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde to appear, the television screens tuned to Barca TV did not play Antoine Griezmann & # 39; s first two goals for the club, instead they played old clips from Ansu Fati bamboozling defense for the Barcelona academy teams. The 16-year-old show and all eyes will be on him for the B-team this season, with great expectation that this will not be his last first team to turn off this campaign.
He is the second youngest ever debutant ever for Barcelona. Who beats his record?
Vicenc Martinez beat him for 20 days. He made his debut against Real Madrid in the 1941-42 season.
And nobody was more impressed than Messi?
The Argentinian also knows what will debut young. But he was 17 years old and three months old when he played his first game. Age of 16 and 300 days above that of Fati.
How did your family react?
His father Bori admitted that he was in tears when his son told him that he was on the team. & # 39; When he actually came in the second half, we couldn't believe it. We are on a cloud & # 39 ;, he told the Spanish radio.
When did he come to Spain?
He arrived as a seven-year-old from the Republic of Guinea-Bissau. His father arrived just before but never realized what his son was capable of. & # 39; The coaches told me: & # 39; Your son is brilliant, he dribbles past everyone & # 39 ;, he said.
So Barcelona snapped him up?
He lived and played in Seville and there was interest from Real Madrid who eventually offered more money than Barcelona. His father says that he chose Barca because club director Albert Puig came to his house with a contract and completely convinced the family.
What year did he join the club?
He appeared in 2012 as a 10-year-old with his brother Braima who is also in the club's books. Every team in the Barcelona academy in which he played won his competition in style. That is the Under 13, the U14s, the U15s and the U16s. Last season he was already in the U18s top scorer of the competition with 15 goals. He still lives in the La Masia residence for young players.
And the club believes he has the attitude to supplement the skills?
In 2015, the U15 & # 39; s wanted him to play for them in a local derby against Espanyol. He didn't have to because he was soon followed to the U16 & # 39; s, but he dropped to a level to help. He was kicked into the game and broke two bones in his right leg. He was out for six months, but the sacrifice will never be forgotten by the club. They think he has the personality that matches his natural gifts.
Will he end up as a left winger?
That is one of the two positions that he favors. He also likes to play through the middle as a false nine and his goal record is excellent.
So how big is his future?
In July, he signed a contract that offered him to the club until 2022 with an option to extend for another two years. His buyout clause has already been set at £ 91 million. On the Sunday night show, the club will not want to lose it as they have done with so many other talents. He was fearless in the 12 minutes of football against Betis. One shot just wide could even have given him a debut goal. He looks like an international in the making and he has committed himself to Spain.
But where will he play most of his football this season?
There seems to be little doubt that he is ready for involvement from the first team, but Barca B coach Francisco Garcia wants to attack him for promotion to the second division and the new U18 coach Victor Valdes is desperate for him to use. Although he also resigns to how fast he is developing. He sent him a message last week when he heard he had been summoned. It said: & # 39; Enjoy the little Camp Nou. If you debut, I don't doubt. & # 39;
There are six candidates for the BBC & # 39; s Sports Personality of the Year Award and I would be with anyone bicker from them if they were called the winner. Lewis Hamilton, Katarina Johnson-Thompson Dina Asher-Smith Raheem Sterling and Alun Wyn Jones have been inspired and amazed over the past 12 months.
The truth, however, is that I didn't have to think too deeply about who I would vote this year. Perhaps it helps that I was with Lord in July to see him lead England to victory in one of the biggest cricket matches there has ever been. Perhaps it helps that I saw the start of his momentous innings in Headingley six weeks later.
So although the standard seems higher than ever, although it seems strange that Hamilton, our greatest active sportsman, should be overlooked. Again, the choice seemed easier this year. The bookmakers think there is little room for a fight and I agree with them: my choice would be Ben Stokes.
It makes no sense to highlight shortcomings in the cases of the other m and women on the list because they are not there. But Stokes did things in a golden summer for English cricket, which, even in a year in which Tiger Woods won the US Masters again, tested the limits of the sport's ability to deliver drama and deliverance.
Like Woods, Stokes stopped the sports world last year. He put it in his tracks and made it to him with a weak jaw and bulging eyes and bitten nails and a beating heart. He did it not once but twice.
If you were not with Lord on July 14 while your chest tightened and your face turned pale with nerves, you wish you were there. If you were not in Headingley on August 25, you will always remember where you saw Stokes from what he did that day to win the third test against Australia.
It was the summer in which Stokes redeemed himself and the sport he honors. It was the summer in which a raw, special talent did what even an acquittal could do and blotted out the stain of his role in a nocturnal fight in Bristol and the rush to the judgment that preceded the process that cleared him up.
Stokes brought new levels of courage and versatility for a venerable old sport at a crossroads. At a time when it is looking for identity in a changing world, Stokes cricket seemed up-to-date and viable and again visceral and dynamic. The game needed a headline act like never before and Stokes gave them one. He gave it the greatest gift anyone could give it. He gave it modernity.
Cricket is trapped between the tradition of the Test match format and pushing the limits of the game with limited overs. That's why there are times when it feels like it's fighting for survival. Stokes fearlessly waded into that uncertainty and within six enchanted weeks ensured that cricket can still seize the nation. Stokes reassured us that since the sports managers are trying to convince a new generation that cricket can still be relevant, while it is preparing to sell us a new format called The Hundred, our summer sports still occupy a prominent place in popular culture .
Stokes not only won the World Cup for England for the first time last summer, he revived his sport. We know the details of what he has already done by heart. He scored top in England & # 39; s innings in the World Cup Final against New Zealand, dragged his team back into the game, curbed his natural instincts to play innings combining cruelty and discipline, and brought England to the end of 50 overs.
Then he went outside and repeated the performance. Already exhausted from his efforts, and also top score in the Super Over, helping to make New Zealand a total that they could not overcome. We don't have many World Cup competition winners in this country, but at those moments on that Sunday, Stokes joined Sir Geoff Hurst and Jonny Wilkinson as heroes of our greatest sporting hours.
That was perhaps enough to get the BBC award on its own. But then, two months after the last World Cup, Stokes did not hold out the Ashes series against Australia with an innings of 135, which combined infinite patience, strategy and incredible courage to win the third test at Headingley.
He devised England's highly successful run-chase ever, capped by the meticulous way in which he calculated risk and reward when his batting partners ran out. At the height of it all, Stokes shared an unbroken last-wicket stand of 76 with Jack Leach. Leach scored one point.
Many respected game observers, old and young, former players and journalists, said they were the largest test innings they had ever seen. It was an inning for all ages. And it was an inning for his age. It brought us the best of modern cricket. It brought us a glorious hybrid of all his arts. It brought us the best that the game can offer.
On Saturday-evening, Stokes scored two runs in his first 50 balls. Determined to stay in the fold, determined to win a game that felt most lost, Stokes would not admit. And then on Sunday he cut loose. The discipline was still there, but he left it with a series of shots – in particular a reverse swing for six over a deep point – that were astonishing in their conception and execution.
When he hit the winning runs, a new generation of cricket fans from England got his own summer to compete with Botham & Ashes in 1981, his own high point, his own moment in time, his own & # 39; I was there & # 39; We will always remember 2019 when the year that cricket came home.
After all the striving, after all those years of pain and disappointment and anti-climax, after all decades of trying to win the World Cup, it was Stokes, more than anyone else, that English cricket across the border to carried the pantheon, where he and his teammates will join the Boys of 66 and Martin Johnson & # 39; s rugby heroes of 2003.
Stokes & book that recalls what happened is called On Fire. In a year of great achievements for British athletes and women, his twin triumphs burned the brightest.
& # 39; It & # 39; sa fix! & # 39 ;: Tyson Fury takes out the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award after being omitted from the list of six nominees while referring to his & # 39 ; two linear title defenses & # 39; and his & # 39; best-selling autobiography & # 39;
- Tyson Fury accuses the BBC of establishing his Sports Personality of the Year award
- The Gypsy King took Twitter to explain why he had to stand up for nomination
- Ben Stokes is the bookmaker's favorite on the six-man shortlist for the top gong
- Raheem Sterling receives a Sports Personality from the Year nomination
- He had an excellent year, both on and off the field for City and England
- England cricket captain Ben Stokes will be favorite to win the prize
- Caroline Dubois has won the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2019
- The 17-year-old is the sister of the British heavyweight hunter Daniel Dubois
- In an attempt to follow her brother's footsteps as a young hunter, Caroline had to pretend to be called Colin so that she could train at her local sports club
- She beat skateboarder Sky Brown and Para Swimmer Maisie Summers-Newton
BBC ] & # 39; s Sports Personality of the Year award as & # 39; a solution & # 39; after it was omitted from this year's six-member shortlist.
Fury, however, felt indignant about his negligence before going to Twitter to sum up why he should be in favor of the public vote.
He tweeted: & # 39; This year, two defenses of the linear title in Vegas, WWE fight in Arabia, best-selling autobiography, Christmas single with Robbie [Williams] and ITV documentary and [a] mental health tour.
& # 39; What sporting personality did more this year ??? And I will not get a mention, it is a solution !!! & # 39;
Fury continued his impressive record in the ring with two wins over two unknown hunters after beating Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin to set up a rematch with Deontay Wilder next February.
Fury has already a long history w with SPOTY who made the shortlist in 2015 after overcoming Wladimir Klitschko in Dusselsorf, Germany
More than 140,000 people signed a petition to remove him from the list of nominees after he had his homophobic views had expressed. ] However, the Gyspy King would end Wednesday in the vote in 2015, only 7,000 votes behind Jessica Ennis Hill.
He was also unsubscribed from last year's shortlist after his incredible fight with Wilder who ended up in a stalemate in Las Vegas.
The return of Fury was remarkable and recovered from a drink and drug addict depression.
The public votes on December 15 this year with the winner crowned in Aberdeen that night.
The BBC unveiled their six-member shortlist for this year's Sports Personality of the Year on Monday . The public will vote on December 15 with the winner crowned that evening in Aberdeen.
JONATHAN McEVOY of Sportsmail breaks off this year's shortlist because one of them will hold the victory speech while the credits roll.
BEN STOKES (CRICKET) – BOOKIES ODDS: 1/5
If he had not led his case to win SPOTY clearly enough with an ingenuity and daring act, he just went and did it again.
We wondered if anything could beat his nervous beats in the heart-wrenching final moments of the World Cup for a fixed nation.
But, those memories are still fresh, 135 are not on course to keep the ashes alive in one of the big sighted test races at least pushed him shut while Jack Leach cleaned his glasses on the other end
DINA ASHER-SMITH (AtléticoS) – BOOKIES O DDS: 8/1
The diamond in the World Championships that forgot charm. At the age of 23, Dina Asher-Smith won gold in the 200 meters and became the first Briton ever to do this. That was the jam in her sandwich of two silvers, at the 100m and 4x100m relay.
Defying an abandoned stadium, British under-performance and countless controversies (about others), she set herself up as a poster girl for Tokyo 2020.
That tells us why she might not be SPOTY this year wins. It is Olympic gold that enjoys the most national recognition. If she beats the rest when they all appear in Japan, she will be on the list again next year.
RAHEEM STERLING (FOOTBALL) – BOOKIES ODDS: 18/1
Sterling is praised as much as its leadership outside the field for its sparkle on it.
But only five footballers have ever won SPOTY's chances to imitate the two most recent examples, David Beckham and Ryan Giggs, were still small, even before he was dropped off by England for scuffle with Joe Gomez.
If that would take away the brilliance of his year, we should have made a nice contribution to the domestic highs of Manchester City and his key role in Gareth Southgate's ambitions – as well as his work to promote racism in football to overcome.
However, he must probably fire England to champion glory to win SPOTY. Euro 2020, anyone?
ALUN WYN JONES (RUGBY UNION) – BOOKIES ODDS: 28/1
The slate-like inspiration on which magician coach Warren Gatland built his over-performing Wales team of recent vintage.
The land-capped player, Alun Wyn Jones soldier on knee strap damage to help secure Grand Slam glory – he was a player of the Six Nations – and remained an emblem of fighting spirit against the South African muscle that eventually became Welsh World Cup dreams ended in the semi-final
Can he claim this gong? Only one rugby player, Jonny Wilkinson, is unlikely to have the hero of 2003.
But don't let him down: the Welsh voice decides behind his countryman Joe Calzaghe, Giggs and Geraint Thomas.
LEWIS HAMILTON (FORMULA ONE) – BOOKIES ODDS: 22/1
He won his sixth world title – twice as many as any Brit ever and one less than Michael Schumacher alone. He remains dominant in a worldwide sport in his mid thirties.
The old chestnut will pop up: is it man or machine? It should be noted that this year, as in others, he may have won the title if he drove for Ferrari instead of Mercedes.
I think it is doubtful that he will repeat his 2014 SPOTY success. His last F1 title, won with little fuss, had the feeling of a stage post until the seventh.
Some find it hard to love, but he is a champion for all ages.
KATARINA JOHNSON-THOMPSON – BOOKIES ODDS: 40/1
Sometimes she seemed to have the same competition as root canal operations. But in Doha she no longer grabbed the chair with white knuckles. She took it and defeated the almost impregnable Belgian Nafi Thiam to win gold in the heptathlon.
In addition, the Liverpudlian, who moved to Montpelier to improve himself, lost less than the British record of Jessica Ennis-Hill, moving the figure to 6,981.
She should probably go beyond 7,000 to repeat the Thiam defeat trick in Tokyo next year. But for now she has something for herself. She may be in the top three of SPOTY.
England cricket hero Ben Stokes and athletic star Dina Asher-Smith announced as the first two nominees for the 2019 Sports Personality of the Year award with music stars Ed Sheeran and Stormzy helping to reveal pair
Nominees are announced all Monday with the winner being crowned during a lavish competition ceremony on December 15 in Aberdeen in the P&J Live arena.
Stokes and Asher-Smith were the first two names released Monday morning with the famous musical duo Ed Sheeran and Stormzy who unraveled them respectively.
In the final against New Zealand he did not skip 84 – including two sixes in the final – for the match to tie, and then skipped the super with Jos Buttler to help England with a dramStokes was an obvious nomination after the lead role in the triumphatic victory of Cricket World Cup in England.
Stokes was equally heroic in the Ashes, in which he reached an undefeated 135 to help England win the third test in Headingley, giving them the opportunity to draw the series.
Asher-Smith is also a worthy candidate after she became the first British woman to win an important global sprint title.
The 23-year-old won 200m gold at the World Athletics Championships in Doha and also picked up silver medals in the 100m and 4x100m relay race.
Manchester City and the English star Raheem Sterling will also close his phenomenal 2019 with a nomination. Sportsmail understands that he is mentioned on the shortlist after an incredible 12 months on and off the field.
Sterling played an important role in the side of last season Pep Guardiola for a second consecutive Premier League title – a campaign in which City also completed a historic domestic treble when they lifted the FA Cup and Carabao Cup. goals for City since the New Year.
Sterling has also emerged as the most influential player in England, as one of the leaders of Gareth Southgate as the third place in the UEFA Nations League and qualified for Euro 2020.
But his SPOTY nomination also recognizes Sterling & # 39; s inspiring work in the fight against racism in football. Sterling is one of the most recognizable players on the planet and has used its profile to combat the problem of discrimination.
Last year Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas took the trophy home for Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton and Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane.
In addition to the main prize, the other prizes that can be won overnight are World Sport Star of the Year, Greatest Sporting Moment of the Year, Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award , Helen Rollason Award, Get Inspired Unsung Hero Award and Young Sports Personality of the Year.
More to follow.
Raheem Sterling receives a nomination for the BBC & # 39; s Sports Personality of the Year award for his efforts on and off the field this year
Raheem Sterling closes his phenomenal 2019 with a nomination for the BBC Award for Sports Personality of the Year.
Sportsmail understands that the star of Manchester City is nominated for next month's vote after an incredible 12 months on and off the field
Sterling played an important role in helping Pep Guardiola to a historic domestic treble last season. He also emerged as the most influential player in England when he helped Gareth Southgate third in the UEFA Nations League and qualified for Euro 2020.
But the SPOTY nomination also recognizes Sterling & # 39; s inspiring work in the fight against racism in football. He received praise for the way he dealt with racist abuse during City & # 39; s clash with Chelsea last season and has become a leading anti-racism campaigner. English cricket player Ben Stokes, who is the favorite to win the prize.
Caroline Dubois, posing as a boy named Colin, could become a boxer, just as her brother – heavyweight Daniel – is crowned BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year
Brilliant Boxing Sister of Future World of Great Britain heavyweight champion Daniel, is the BBC & # 39; s young sports personality of the year.
Caroline, 17, is the world champion and Olympic youth weight, has just won her fourth European gold medal and is seen as potentially the best female boxer ever.
To let her start in the footsteps of her big brother, Dubois had to pretend to be a boy named Colin to train in her local London sports club.
She has won all of her 40 amateur games and is standing in line for Team GB at the Tokyo Olympic Games next summer.
The trophy was presented to the young boxer on Sunday evening during the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards by presenters Greg James, Maya Jama and Mollie King for a live studio audience.
Dubois now intends to be part of the British team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
She follows in the footsteps of previous winners of th and prize in sporting superstars such as Ellie Simmonds, Wayne Rooney, Andy Murray and Tom Daley, as well as 2018 winner Kare Adenegan.
Undefeated records run in the family with the professional record of her brother with 13 wins and zero defeats after beating Ebenezer Tetteh by knockout in September.
The three finalists were named Friday with Dubois who defeated 11-year-old skater Boarder Sky Brown and Para-swimmer Maisie Summers-Newton for the 2019 prize.
P&J Live in Aberdeen will organize this year's ceremony on December 15 and will be organized by Gabby Logan and Gary Lineker where Dubois will receive her prize.