Kudos To The Daily Star

Kudos To The Daily Star

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year is arguably one of the biggest annual sports awards in the UK

Sports heroes, icons, role models.

A range of sports experts from newspapers and magazines across the UK were asked to send in their top 10 selections.

From these nominations, the final of 10 contenders for the 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year were selected. A public phone vote will decide the winner on BBC One, which will be broadcast live on December 22nd. In a list that generated controversy in a country that is represented by the world’s greatest distance swimmers (both open water and pool), the lack of women did not sit well with many.

While the Daily Star nominated Keri-Anne Payne, who graciously showed appreciated for her male sports colleagues, it was only the Daily Star that nominated the dominant world open water swimming champion.

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