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The Sports Personality of the Year is?

Team GB Olympic Cycling

Remember when Manchester United's Ryan Giggs won the award in 2009 pretty much because of the dearth of competition? That won't be happening this year. Paul Moore says the whole of Team GB should win the award.


Great Britain's Adam Gemili (C) wins 200m final from Danny Talbot (L)

Adam Gemili enjoys ‘best feeling’ after qualifying for 200m in Rio

Adam Gemili described it as the “best feeling in the world” after straining to a narrow victory in the men’s 200m at the UK trials. There were smiles, too, for Danny Talbot, a hair’s breadth behind in second, who also secured his Olympic place. But at least one top British sprinter will shortly find his Rio ambitions shattered after a day of intrigue and drama in Birmingham.

Great Britain's James Dasaolu (R) after victory in the final of the 100m from James Ellington (L) and Chijindu Ujah (C)

James Dasaolu wins stunning 100m race to book place in GB team for Rio

Moments before the starter’s gun shattered the hush of the Alexander Stadium and rocket-launched the greatest 100m race ever seen on these shores, James Dasaolu checked his lane number and wondered whether it might be an omen. Lane four. The same as three years ago here when, on a sweltering day, he bulldozed through the 10-second barrier for the first time.


Cycling Track - Men's Omnium Victory Ceremony

Mark Cavendish has his Olympic medal so why is he still so moody?

It was third time lucky, then, for the endlessly compelling contradiction that is Mark Cavendish. Following two epic days of competition in only his third ever international class omnium, the Isle of Man cyclist finally had the Olympic medal he craved around his neck after bitter disappointment in Beijing and London.