BBC lifetime achievement award for Sir Chris Hoy

Sir Chris Hoy is Team GB's most succesful Olympian. Picture: Ian Georgeson
Sir Chris Hoy is Team GB's most succesful Olympian. Picture: Ian Georgeson
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Sir Chris Hoy is to be honoured at this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.

The cycling champion and Britain’s most successful Olympian will receive a lifetime achievement award at the ceremony in Glasgow on Sunday.

Sir Chris, 38, who retired last year after winning a fifth and sixth Olympic gold at London 2012. He was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year following a hat-trick of medals at the 2008 Beijing Games.

The awards are being hosted in Scotland for the first time this year, at the SSE Hydro.


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In the running for the title are Lewis Hamilton, footballer Gareth Bale, gymnast Max Whitlock, swimmer Adam Peaty, Winter Olympian Lizzy Yarnold, boxer Carl Froch, dressage rider Charlotte Dujardin, runner Jo Pavey, Paralympic skier Kelly Gallagher and her guide, Charlotte Evans and Rory McIlroy – odds-on favourite to become the first golfer to win since Nick Faldo in 1989.

Sir Chris said: “It’s a huge honour… I never thought I’d see my name alongside the likes of Sir Steve Redgrave, David Beckham and others who’ve received this incredible honour, and it makes it even more special to be receiving the award in Scotland.”

BBC Sport director Barbara Slater said: “Sir Chris Hoy has been a tremendous ambassador for sport and continues to be an inspiration to young athletes

“It’s fantastic he is not only being recognised for his exceptional achievements, but also that it is being awarded to him in his home country.”


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