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Roger wins BBC Overseas Personality of the Year Award

12-12-2004, 10:23 PM
Every year the BBC has the sports personality of the year awards and Roger won the Overseas Sports Personality of the Year :)

Congrats Rogi :)

Holmes takes top BBC Sport award

Kelly Holmes was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year with an overwhelming victory in a public vote.

The double Olympic gold medallist beat rowing's Matthew Pinsent, with cricketer Andrew Flintoff in third.

Pinsent did pick up a consolation when he and his coxless four crew were named Team of the Year for their victory at the Athens Olympics.

In total there were eight awards on a star-studded night of sporting celebration at BBC Television Centre.

Awards in full

Sports Personality of the Year

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Kelly Holmes won the 2004 Sports Personality of the Year award.

The honour capped a wonderful year for the athlete, who enjoyed a sensational six days at the Athens Olympics when she won gold in the 800m and 1500m.

Team of the Year

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Great Britain's Olympic men's coxless four won the Team of the Year award for their astounding success in Athens.

Matthew Pinsent, James Cracknell, Ed Coode and Steve Williams edged out Canada in a dramatic finale.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Botham: The entertainer
Cricket legend Ian Botham was honoured with the lifetime achievement award.

The all-rounder played 102 Tests for England, amassed 383 Test wickets and 5,200 runs and was a firm favourite with fans.

Coach of the Year
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger won the Coach of the Year award after 12 months during which he guided his team to new heights in domestic football.

The Frenchman oversaw a third Premiership-winning campaign at the club's helm as his side went through the entire season unbeaten.

Wenger had previously been widely ridiculed when he claimed he thought such a feat was possible.

But he had the last laugh as his team won 26 and drew 12 of their 38 games.

Overseas Personality of the Year
Roger Federer has swept almost all before him in the world of tennis since winning the 2004 Australian Open title.

He has since become the first man since Mats Wilander in 1988 to win three Grand Slams in one season, adding Wimbledon and the US Open to his haul.

In total he won 13 titles this season, an Open-era record eclipsing the 12 won by John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg.

The Swiss star has also played with a smile and won the Overseas Personality of the Year award.

Young Personality of the Year
Scotland's Andrew Murray was named Young Sports Personality of the Year.

The 17-year-old has made giant strides in the world of tennis in the past 12 months, during which time he won the US Open juniors title.

Barcelona-based Murray also won a Futures event in Italy and has been tipped for greatness by former world number one Carlos Moya of Spain.

Murray has set his sights on a place in the world's top 100 and aims to be in the top 50 by the end of 2005.

Helen Rollason Award

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Kirsty Howard was presented with the Helen Rollason Award, named after the former BBC presenter and given for showing courage in adversity.

Kirsty was chosen for the incredible courage and determination she has shown in raising money for other children.

Unsung Hero Award
Abdullah Ben-Kmayal won the Unsung Hero of the Year award for his dedication to Bethwin Football Club.

"Ben" was asked by a group of children on his Peckham estate in London to enter them into a football tournament.

Today, 14 years on, Bethwin comprises 16 teams with more than 350 children participating in various age groups.

The 30-year-old has given up his job and spent his personal savings to keep Bethwin going but hopes to attract some long-term funding in the future.

12-12-2004, 11:53 PM
Roger! :yeah: :yeah:

Thanks, Raquel~ :)

12-13-2004, 12:50 AM
Congratulations, ROGI! [he deserved the SPOTY, imo, but I won't be too picky!]

12-13-2004, 12:59 AM
Yes! It was one of the last awards to be given out, and when they ran through a shortlist of Phelps, Armstrong, Schumacher etc. I was worried that Federer wasn't there, but then they announced "But ahead of all these men, the winner of the Overseas Award is Roger Federer..." Of course Federer wasn't there and just had a pre-recorded message of thanks while holding the award, but he's very good at saying the right things and didn't forget to stress that the highlight of his year was Wimbledon (although in this case I'm sure it actually was, so he wasn't just pandering to ignorant British viewpoints on tennis).

That feature with him and Henman was a little disappointing; I thought they were actually going to be saying things while hitting with each other, but instead they were just standing beside the net talking over each other in a hasty manner about their GS performances this year. I'll tell you what though, Federer is like a bashful schoolboy in the presence of Henman, who was cracking all the jokes and making funny comments from time to time, for instance about RG: "Yeah, I did better than you in that one Roger - for a change." And about the US Open, he said that Federer laughed when he called to tell him about his bad back before the tournament began - methinks they know each other well enough for this not to be as cruel as it sounds, LOL. It was quite funny to see Henman's reaction when Federer described their semi-final in New York as a "great match" - he was probably thinking, yeah, for you perhaps, but not for me...

12-13-2004, 01:04 AM
Congratulations, ROGI! [he deserved the SPOTY, imo, but I won't be too picky!]

Well RF, if he ever won that award I can assure you I'd be a very happy man, because it would mean he'd be a British citizen and playing for this country. No more worries about British tennis being a failure in that case! ;)

12-13-2004, 01:13 AM
Congrats, Rogi!

12-13-2004, 01:35 AM
Thanks, Sjengst!

12-13-2004, 03:06 AM
Roger deserves it..hehe...great..

12-13-2004, 03:53 AM
great job, Rogi. We love ya!

12-13-2004, 04:55 AM
Congrats Roger!!!!

12-13-2004, 06:46 AM
Felicitaciones Roger!! :D :D

12-13-2004, 07:09 AM
Gratulation - gut gemacht :)

Thanks, Raquel and Sjenster :)

Mrs. B
12-13-2004, 07:43 AM
A well deserved award indeed! Well done, the artful Roger! :worship:

thanks for posting, Raquel!

12-13-2004, 07:46 AM
Hello Mrs B :drool: :kiss:

Mrs. B
12-13-2004, 09:55 AM
hola, Daniel! :wavey: how are you?

Doris Loeffel
12-13-2004, 11:07 AM
Well done Roger you really do deserve it - how many of these awards will follow - he's been choosen sports of the year by journalists - he BBC's overseas sports and I'm pretty sure he'll become swiss sport of the year again (even though I feel sorry for Marcel Fischer who just might not win it as he was the only one to win a gold medal at the olympics.)

note to BBC - get your facts right he "only" won 11 titles this year but 13 finals in a row since he won Vienna 03

12-13-2004, 12:44 PM
Congrats Rogi :yeah:

Even if the Bristish awards are a joke ;)

12-13-2004, 04:28 PM
Even if the Bristish awards are a joke

hehe.. true.. Go Roger !!! Kuddos..

12-13-2004, 04:59 PM
Federer Claims BBC Honor
Roger Federer added another honor to his outstanding 2004 season when he was named BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year. Federer, who won 11 titles this season including three Grand Slams, the Tennis Masters Cup and three ATP Masters Series events, also made a big impression in the sporting world for his sportsmanship and co-operation with the media. This year's awards gala was watched by 12 million people in the United Kingdom. Last year six-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong won the award.

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12-13-2004, 06:09 PM
Congratulations to Roger, it was nice to see him win another award to celebrate his great year. :)

12-17-2004, 01:33 AM
Congratulations roger
well done the next year
hope you will win the freopen :wavey: :wavey: :wavey: