|2013 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award|
|Date||15 December 2013|
|Location||First Direct Arena, Leeds|
|Presented by||British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)|
|Hosted by||Gary Lineker|
The 2013 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award was presented on 15 December from the First Direct Arena in Leeds. It was the 60th presentation of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award. Awarded annually by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the main titular award honours an individual's British sporting achievement over the past year, with the winner selected by public vote from a ten-person shortlist.
The event was presented by Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan with musical performances from John Newman and Russell Watson. Sue Barker decided to step down as a presenter after 19 years.
Basis of nominations
Prior to 2012, a panel of thirty sports journalists each submit a list of ten contenders. From these contenders a shortlist of ten nominees is determined—currently, in the event of a tie at the end of the nomination process, a panel of six former award winners determined the nominee by a Borda count. The shortlist was announced at the beginning of December, and the winner was determined on the night of the ceremony by a public telephone vote.
In 2011 the shortlist produced only contained male competitors, which caused media uproar. The selection process for contenders was changed for the 2012 (and future) awards as follows:
The BBC introduced an expert panel who were asked to devise a shortlist that reflected UK sporting achievements on the national and/or international stage, represented the breadth and depth of UK sports and took into account "impact" within and beyond the sport or sporting achievement in question.
|Nominee||Sport||2013 achievement||BBC Profile||Votes (percentage)|
|Andy Murray||Tennis||Became the first British man in the Open Era to win a singles title at Wimbledon (and the first outright since Fred Perry 77 years prior).||||401,470 (55.96%)|
|Leigh Halfpenny||Rugby union||Designated man-of-the-series in the victorious Lions tour of Australia (their first series victory in 16 years) and player of the tournament in the Six Nations.||||65,913 (9.19%)|
|AP McCoy||Horse racing||Became the first jump jockey to ride 4,000 winners.||||57,854 (8.06%)|
|Mo Farah||Athletics||Won the 5,000m and 10,000m events at the IAAF World Championships, thus becoming the first Briton to successfully defend a world title and win three. Also broke the European record in the 1,500m.||||51,945 (7.24%)|
|Sir Ben Ainslie||Sailing||Helped mastermind an unlikely victory for Oracle Team USA (winning 9–8 after being 1–8 down) in the America's Cup.||||48,140 (6.71%)|
|Chris Froome||Cycling||Won the 100th edition of the Tour de France, as well as two other races on the World Tour.||||37,343 (5.20%)|
|Hannah Cockroft||Athletics||Won the T34 sprint double (100 / 200 metres) at the IPC World Championships for the second time in succession.||||26,151 (3.64%)|
|Christine Ohuruogu||Athletics||Won the 400m at the IAAF World Championships for the second time and concurrently broke the British record set by Kathy Smallwood-Cook 29 years prior. Also became the first British woman to win two outdoor world titles.||||13,179 (1.84%)|
|Justin Rose||Golf||Won the U.S. Open, thus becoming the first Englishman to win a major since Nick Faldo 17 years prior.||||9,833 (1.37%)|
|Ian Bell||Cricket||A key figure in England's 3–0 defeat of Australia in the Ashes series. His tally of 562 equalled the English record for the most runs scored in a five-match home Ashes.||||5,626 (0.78%)|
In addition to the main award as "Sports Personality of the Year", several other awards were also announced:
- Overseas Personality: Sebastian Vettel
- Team of the Year: 2013 British and Irish Lions squad
- BBC Diamond Award: Sir Alex Ferguson
- Coach of the Year: Warren Gatland
- Helen Rollason Award: Anne Williams
- Young Personality: Amber Hill
- Unsung Hero Award: Joe and Maggie Forber
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