It’s one of the most anticipated series of awards on the BBC and now you can make your selection right here at 888sport!
For a great many sportsbetting enthusiasts, there is nothing better than selecting their favourite sports announcer, commentator, athlete or sports superstar. And in this vein, it’s imperative to explore the myriad options available. The UKs leading television and sports broadcasting network - the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), has been running this awards program for many years now. Enthusiastic sports bettors have been forecasting and predicting their choice of winners in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards for some time. With barely a month to go before the BBC Sports Personality of the Year is crowned, the betting selections are running rampant.
Top UK Internet bookmaker 888sport has pinned the outright 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year odds as follows:
• Mark Cavendish at odds of 6/5
• Darren Clarke at odds of 15/8
• Mo Farah at odds of 7/1
• Rory Mcllroy at odds of 7/1
• Luke Donald at odds of 16/1
• Tom Daley at odds of 33/1
• Dai Greene at odds of 33/1
Outsiders (long shots) for the title of BBC Sports Personality of the Year include the likes of Jonathan Trott at odds of 100/1, Paul Scholes at odds of 100/1 and Chris Ashton at odds of 100/1. The outright winner for this prestigious award will be determined when the voting has been completed on the 22nd December 2011. Predictions for the outright winners are most accurate when they include personalities who have made a significant contribution to sport and the people who are inspired by that sport. The standings for the imminent presentations suggest that Cavendish and Clarke are in pole position.
About the BBC Sports Personality of the Year
This illustrious awards ceremony takes place every year during December. Typically it is featured during the week leading into the Christmas and New Year holidays. The contest is nothing new – it was first set up by Paul Fox back in 1954. The first rendition of this glittering awards ceremony was featured as a titular award. There have been major innovations to the BBC Sports Personality of the Year since then and as recently as 2008, some 8 awards were being presented. Top betting odds and bet selections are readily available to UK bookmakers in anticipation of this ritzy selection. Among the actual awards themselves, the Team of the Year Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award reign supreme. Other BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards includes the likes of:
• The Golden Sports Personality of the Year Award
• The Young Sports Personality of the Year Award
• The Overseas Personality Award
• The Helen Rollason Award
• The Unsung Hero Award
• The Newcomer Award
Pundits eager to select the overall winner will be pleased to note that top-tier betting sites like 888sport support this option. A range of competitive odds, betting selections and easy picks make it quick and easy to opt-in for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year selection. The main award winner receives a silver-plated four-turret lens camera. Title holders of the BBCs Sports Personality of the Year include the following legendary figures: David Beckham, Tom Daley, Sir Frank Williams, Colin Montgomery, European Ryder Cup Team, Tony McCoy, Rafael Nadal and Lance Haggith.
Who Qualifies for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards?
Nominations for the 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year are closed and regional winners will soon be announced in BBC areas of England, Wales, Northern Island and Scotland. Regarding the 2011 BBC Sports Unsung Hero award, some 15 winners will compete and one sports personality will be selected. The announcement is slated to take place on the 22nd December on BBC One at 20h00. The awards are a tribute to those exceptional sports personalities who strive to make the world a better place, starting within their communities or countries. These are people who work tirelessly to promote their sport and to champion the cause of cooperation, enjoyment and improvement initiatives via sport. The foremost sports personalities are considered for their contribution to sport and its largesse in the world.
Predictions for the 2011 Awards
Top betting selections on the nominees can be found on 888sport. A range of generous promotional offers, big bonuses and a wide range of free bets can be enjoyed. The results of the 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year will be featured on BBC and on 888sport. Winners will be able to check their real-money accounts at top UK bookmakers for their winnings should their selections come good. While there are no fixtures per se, the results will certainly add substance to a rich vein of sporting prowess in the UK and beyond. Highlights of the awards ceremonies will be showcased on leading sports channels – notably BBC and indeed on social media networks and top betting sites. It’s anybody’s guess who will scoop the prize, but betting odds are good predictors of potential winners!