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Chris Hoy / Lewis Hamilton

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posted Dec 14, 2008

He has re-built a lot of bridges tonight with the British public
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Rubbish. Many of those who disliked him before will still be the same now. the main reason for their hate still remains

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posted Dec 14, 2008

Congratulations Chris Hoy. Though I'd rather Rebecca Adlington had won SPOTY, no one can deny you as being a most worthy winner.

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posted Dec 14, 2008

And your posting proves that 606 brings bigots like yourself out. What's your "hate" of him?

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comment by Marantz (U3939791)

posted Dec 14, 2008

Should have been Hamilton tbh.

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comment by Damof1 (U3477234)

posted Dec 14, 2008

Echo Jordan - what is the reason behind your hate?

I am confused. I generally saw a polite, well spoken and articulate young man tonight, who still seemed awestruck to be surrounded by so many great sportsmen and women.

I can see why people wouldnt like F1 - but I cannot for the life of me see a character flaw that could be attacked.

I can guarantee that if he is WDC again in 2009, he will not be cursed by the 3 time runner up tag.

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comment by Red_5 (U1579027)

posted Dec 14, 2008

Well done Chris, he was awesome in the olympics..I did vote for lewis but you cant moan about Chris winning it.

As for the flak Lewis has had all year, this is just from people that cant just judge him on his achievements and sadly I cant consider them as proper sports fans as they have other motives.

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posted Dec 14, 2008

Chris Hoy definitely deserves the SPOTY ahead of Lewis Hamilton. No offence but Lewis can have a shot at the championship for almost every season in F1 since his driving for McLaren. An Olympian such as Chris have to train hard for 4 years just to get there.

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posted Dec 14, 2008

So glad Chris Hoy won - it was the right and natural choice - anything else would have been a travesty.

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posted Dec 14, 2008

Correct winners in every catagory in my view.

Absolutly delighted.

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comment by Harmand (U6968049)

posted Dec 14, 2008

Congratulations to Chris Hoy. A worthy winner and a great ambassador for his sport and for the country.

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posted Dec 14, 2008

For me Chris Hoy was the correct choice for SPOTY even with the high quality of contenders this year. His victories this year have been emphatic, he is easily the best in the world in the events he participates in. To top it off he always comes across as an extremely nice chap in interviews and shows his appreciation for those who have helped him reach the top. He is an outstanding role model for the youth of today!

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comment by Red_5 (U1579027)

posted Dec 14, 2008

Not really as both Lewis and Chris deserved it, good thing is Lewis has years of driving ahead of him, Just hope he wins it next year after picking up his second WDC hehe

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posted Dec 14, 2008

I'm not sure LFCKoppite was saying that he/she hates Hamilton. Notice that he uses "their hate."

Could you confirm or deny Koppite?

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posted Dec 14, 2008

I voted as an F1 fan for the person who had done something that had not been done in 100 years. well done Chris and Lewis. Hopefully Lewis, you can retain the title next year and you should hold the SPOTY trophy. I think it would take another Scot to win Wimbledon to stop
you! No chance of that happening!

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posted Dec 14, 2008

1,2,3 should've been, chris hoy, Lewis hamilton and andy murray (in any order). Unfortunately i doubt Andy will ever win it, even when he wins a slam next year...why??... because football fans will continously think back to his joke about england that he made when he was 17/18! It's a shame that this award cant be voted for by people who know sport! unfortunately the winners will always be the ones with the most press coverage! i will say that the top 2 tonight were indeed the most deserving!

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posted Dec 14, 2008

Well done British Cycling! Very well deserved and well earned recognition for a fantastic year! It says something when the silver medallists can't be included on the ride-in part of the show. Strength in depth like any football team would want!

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posted Dec 14, 2008

The right man won, think it also says a lot about the growth in British cycling its gone a bit under the radar of the popular press/media in this country, just look at the millions that turned out in London for the start of the Tour. Thought Mark Cavendish would have been in the top ten didn't even get a mention. Well done to Chris though a champion and a gentleman.

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comment by kinsang (U3876840)

posted Dec 14, 2008

I think it was pretty obvious who the top 3 were going to be, and it was good to see that all 3 were winners in their sports, which hasn't always been the case in previous years. For me, highlight of the night was Bobby Charlton getting his award, a true legend, and you could see the respect he had from all the sport stars attending. A rare gentleman in the sporting world.

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posted Dec 14, 2008

I voted for Chris. He is a very worthy winner who has achieved so much and done so much for his sport and comes across as a truly decent man. Brilliant!

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posted Dec 14, 2008

The right man one.

Not sure about Hamilton being above Adlington and Murray considering how much more competitive swimming and tennis are.

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comment by iainidc (U3172169)

posted Dec 14, 2008

I think it would take another Scot to win Wimbledon to stop
you! No chance of that happening
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Yeah, clearly there is no chance of Murray winning Wimbledon as he is ranked 4 in the world, won 2 of the last 3 Masters events and reached the final of the US open. Has also defeated each of the top 3 - Nadal, Federer and Djokovic - the last times they met. But as you say, no chance! <doh>

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posted Dec 14, 2008

well said, when he does win the same people who slate him on 606 will probably be his biggest 'fans'

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posted Dec 14, 2008

Could you confirm or deny Koppite?
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I dont hate him, what makes you think that

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posted Dec 14, 2008

the right mn won and it was great to see the team and top coach award going cyclings way,sport is not just football!
well done chris hoy and british cycling.

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comment by Red_5 (U1579027)

posted Dec 14, 2008

LMAO andy murray....he should get in the top three if he ever reaches No.1 rank or wins Wimbledon, He certainly didnt deserve to be third this year

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posted Dec 14, 2008

Lewis Hamilton was very gracious in defeat and I'm sure than another year he'll win. It's his bad luck he was up against one such as Chris Hoy. He seems like a really nice boy and presented himself very well.

I thought the show was a bit of an improvement on previous years, but's I'd still like to have seen more sport rather than all the razmatazz.

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posted Dec 14, 2008

Lewis Hamilton is a very nice guy, no doubt about that, but what amazes me about F1 is the unfair playing field. In athletics, if anyone has any advantage ie. Ben Johnson, they are rightly vilified. However, in the glam world of F1 it's alright to have a better engine, more money, a better pit-crew etc.. and nobody says a thing!!??

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posted Dec 14, 2008

As a Scot I actually quite like Lewis and he gets some grief mostly unfounded. Hes a brilliant driver and I dont find him arrogant at all. Like all winners he has the right attidute IMO. He has of course had the help of McLearan to get him where he is and its not a life of hard knocks - hes been reasonably lucky and won the WDC with pretty much the best team and car - hardly groundbreaking news.

Well done Chris - he deserved it and I honestly thought he didnt stand a chance due to where hes from - how wrong was I!

Anyway I wouldnt discount Murray for a Grand Slam next year - im not a betting man but its the only bet I have on currently.

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posted Dec 14, 2008

Watch this space, you clearly know nothing of his achievements this year!

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posted Dec 14, 2008

Trimmtrab

I would love to see Murray win a GS, however I think he shows too much respect to the big two when the chips are down ie. in a final.

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comment by kinsang (U3876840)

posted Dec 14, 2008

Fergie_knows_best - just like the top football teams have more money, better training facilities, better backroom staff etc??!!! Hardly a fair playing field, if you're going to use that argument.

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posted Dec 14, 2008

Great decision by majority of the british public. Chris Hoy derserved it. As a massive Lewis Hamilton fan, I just have a bad feeling he will be forever denied this honour because every year there will be someone who the public think deserves it more( next year will be Andy murray esp with his recent developments) and there is also the Tax thing critics use to continually bash him with. But am just very happy he has won the one that matters the most, The F1 championship. I am looking forward to the bbc coverage of f1 this coming season and hope it will be as exciting as the last 2 seasons. I also hope at least some of our olympic winners can perform well in 2012 because from now until then, there will be huge and tremendous pressure on them to win on home soil and some gatecrashes from down under wanting to spoil the party.

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posted Dec 14, 2008

kinsang

I never thought about it like that!! <ok>

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posted Dec 14, 2008

Will Hamilton ever win?? He should have won last year more than this year though because it was the best debut season from a driver ever and i think he deserved more than calzaghe, and this year he actually wins the F1 Title in only his second season in F1, and becomes the youngest ever champion in F1 and i think he could potentially become the greatest driver ever to live and he still finishes 2nd behind Hoy, what does this guy have to do to win?? But congratulations to Chris Hoy!

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posted Dec 14, 2008

agree with u nublett

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comment by Steve (U7188639)

posted Dec 14, 2008

What on earth have the BBC done this time? How can a part time Scottish cyclist be awarded the award over a true international superstar?!?!?!? Lewis hamilton has his detractors but is widely recognised a true great in one of the toughest and certainly one of the most popular sports in the World. To also be the youngest in history and also have a unique pressure of being the first black man to race in the sport, should be recognised for the huge record he has achieved. Coming on the back of his debut year and missing out by 1 point (unheard of as a debut year) and now finally winning it; it seemed obvious, especially after less talented F1 drivers have won the same prize, that Lewis should be recognised. To not, and to finish 2nd to a part time cyclist is outrageous and I am thoroughly disgusted by this result. Firstly with the BBC having 80% of the finalists coming from the Olympics was curious to only the naive (the only BBC sporting event these days) but all the same. Hoy and all the other did a sterling job no doubt, but to not recognise the non-BBS sporting heroes, Murray (who has done more tha Rusedski did when he won his), Big Joe (has done better than last year) and finally Lewis, is a travesty and leaves such a bitter taste. I have enjoyed this programme for 20 years but will never watch it again. The BBC are a disgrace!

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posted Dec 14, 2008

Decent Decent Bloke - Thoroughly deserved - Well Done

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posted Dec 14, 2008

Forget Hoy verses Hamilton, what about Joe Calzaghe? How many times do we have to snub the guy?

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posted Dec 14, 2008

Apart from last year you mean?

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posted Dec 14, 2008

You won't be missed.

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comment by Mick (U9171348)

posted Dec 14, 2008

Really don't know why people should be hating Lewis Hamilton Mr/Ms LFC_Kopite. Anyway, I voted for Chris Hoy and am obviously delighted he won, although I believe that Nicole Cooke and Bradley Wiggins would have been equally worthy winners.

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posted Dec 14, 2008

Well done to Chris Hoy. I don't see why being part-time has any bearing on his being the only Briton to win 3 GMs at one Olympics since 1908. An incredible achievement.

Hamilton deserves to win Swiss SPOTY given his residential status.

I have a feeling Big Joe only won last year due to his latest achievement occurring the day of the public vote.

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posted Dec 14, 2008

Why is Chris Hoy always described as Scottish cycling champion, while Lewis is always described as British motor racing champion? Would be interesting to see the breakdown of the votes and where they came from. Having said all of that, the top 2 could have been either way round for their achievements...

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comment by pvandck (U1688237)

posted Dec 14, 2008

Nice one. Weel done Chris Hoy. Very well deserved in a great year for British sportsmen and women.
Modest and generous Lewis Hamilton, as always, although that will never stop his critics in a parallel universe who insist he is arrogant. Rebecca Adlingon's was a fantastic achievement and I'm sure she'll win loads of things in future.
Nicest thing for me was Victoria Pendleton collecting the award on behalf of the team. She I think will be the most deserving person never to win the Sports Personality Award. If she'd been allowed to race in as many events as the men there's no doubt it would have been a close run thing between her and Chris Hoy.

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posted Dec 14, 2008

why can you hate someone you don't know and who's never done you any personal harm, get a life. Maybe hamilton may come over a bit aloof but remember he's probaly been trained to be media savvy since signing for mclaren as a kid.

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posted Dec 14, 2008

The best person definitely won! I voted for him and his cycling achievements have been outstanding. He is such a great ambassador for sport and I hope he inspires lots more people to become interested in the sport. The winner had to be someone who competed in the 2008 Olympics.

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posted Dec 14, 2008

I thought Hamilton would have won "Best Overseas" as he does not live in UK?

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posted Dec 14, 2008

vandiss

I have a feeling Big Joe only won last year due to his latest achievement occurring the day of the public vote.

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Check your facts Van, Calzaghe's fight with Kess was a month before the SPOTY vote, it was Hatton (3rd) who was fighting the day before.
Calzaghe won is a year late, he should have won it the year before but that horse rider with a famous granny stole the prize.

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comment by Fi (U13743581)

posted Dec 14, 2008

Chris has achieved more in his career to date than Lewis, so in that respect its recognition for all his work not just this year. Congrats to Chris, and the cycling team. However, both are great sportsmen, and we should be glad that we had such an amazing year in sports, unlike some years.

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posted Dec 14, 2008

Hamilton cannot guarantee that being World Champion next year means he will be SPOTY. If Andy Murray does what a British man has failed to do for over 70 years and wins a Grand Slam title his achievement will be the greater. This is no reflection on Hamilton at all, it is just that his timing will be unlucky. who would ever have thought that one year would have brought forward to many worthy contenders for the title. Great speech by Chris Hoy. Anyone who gripes at his winning is just not looking at the bigger picture.

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