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Old 01-03-2013, 02:57 PM   #1
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Novak Djokovic won the award for second consecutive year.

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Djokovic and Ennis top AIPS Europe Athletes of the Year 2012 poll


By Charles Camenzuli, AIPS Europe Secretary General

MALTA , January 3, 2013 – For the second year running, 25-year-old tennis ace NOVAK DJOKOVIC and for the first time in her career British athlete JESSICA ENNIS are the winners in the 2012 Edition of the European Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards .

It was the 30th annual poll conducted by AIPS Europe/UEPS. Formerly the European Sports Press Union, AIPS Europe is the largest continental section of AIPS and was established in 1977 at the AIPS Congress in Milano Marittima.

Since 2003, the annual poll has been named the Frank Taylor Trophy in honour of the former president of both AIPS and UEPS.

Serbian NOVAK DJOKOVIC, already a winner of the coveted award in 2011, accumulated 39 votes, ten more than British double Olympic winner Mo Farah. In third place with 28 votes finished Formula 1 Championship winner Sebastian Vettel.

The women's award for the Evgen Bergant Trophy was won by 26-year-old British Olympic heptathlon winner JESSICA ENNIS. With 62 votes to her credit, Ennis polled ahead of Norwegian cross country skier, Marit Bjoergen who received 23 votes, and tennis player Viktoria Azarenka from Belarus with 17 votes.

These are the ones who won the award in the last decade:


EUROPEAN SPORTSMEN and SPORTSWOMEN of the YEAR

MEN - Frank Taylor Trophy

2012 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Tennis

2011 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) Tennis

2010 Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Formula 1 motor racing

2009 Roger Federer (Switzerland) Tennis

2008 Rafael Nadal (Spain) Tennis

2007 Roger Federer (Switzerland) Tennis

2006 Roger Federer (Switzerland) Tennis

2005 Roger Federer (Switzerland) Tennis

2004 Roger Federer (Switzerland) Tennis

2003 Michael Schumacher (Germany) Formula 1 motor racing

2002 Michael Schumacher (Germany) Formula 1 motor racing

2001 Michael Schumacher (Germany) Formula 1 motor racing

2000 Pieter van Hoogenband (Netherland) Swimming


WOMEN - Evgen Bergant Trophy


2012 Jessica Ennis (Great Britain) Athletics

2011 Federica Pellegrini (Italy) Swimming

2010 Blanka Vlasic (Croatia) Athletics

2009 Blanka Vlasic (Croatia) Athletics

2008 Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia) Athletics

2007 Justine Henin (Belgium) Tennis

2006 Justine Henin-Hardenne (Belgium) Tennis

2005 Yelena Isinbayeva (Russia) Athletics

2004 Kelly Holmes (Great Britain) Athletics

2003 Justine Henin-Hardenne (Belgium) Tennis

2002 Justine Henin-Hardenne (Belgium) Tennis

2001 Svetlana Khorkina (Russia) Gymnastics

2000 Inge de Bruijn (Netherland) Swimming
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:01 PM   #2
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Only tennis and Formula I winners in the men's election, happy to see Dutch star vd Hoogenband there. To my opinion Farah's achievement should be higher appreciated then Djoko's.

Women don't have Formula I and don't have a big tennis domination since Henin, that's why they have other athletes that win the honors.
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No Wiggins?
Gtfo.
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No Wiggins?
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Thankfully Wiggins didn't win this.

Well done to Novak on another well deserved award!
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No Wiggins?
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Wiggins? For a cyclist, the Olympic Games are not top priority. As for winning TdF, that is of course good, but from a European perspective it is no better to be the first Brit than the xxth Frenchman or Belgian. The best European cyclist does better than the other continents most of the time, only exeptions that come to mind are three 20+ years old titles to a US cyclist and one recent to an Australian. So a European winner here is as expected. You can of course say the same for Formula One, and in that I'd say you were right. Wiggins is at least a better candidate than Vettel.

Mo Farah is the British candidate this year. His double is quite rare, and a trememdous achievement.
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Wiggins did something incredible, much more incredible than Djokovic.
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Wiggins did something incredible, much more incredible than Djokovic.
he runs a bike man............that's not a sport
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He won the Tour, Romandie, Dauphine, Paris-Nice AND the Olympic Gold.

What a mug list. Only f1 and tennis.

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Should have been Slamray.
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pretty weird, a tennis player as the winner in an olympic year. Now I must admit, the great olympic achievements didn't really come from the europeans this year but still.
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pretty weird, a tennis player as the winner in an olympic year. Now I must admit, the great olympic achievements didn't really come from the europeans this year but still.
That is fast becoming a tradition, Federer getting the nod in 2004 and Nadal in 2008.
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Obviously hammy Novak won,but what about Andy,Olympic gold + his first Slam?
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Well he isn't even player of the year, how could he be sportman of the year?
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