The BBC’s Sports activities Persona of the Yr will likely be held on the Wednesday earlier than Christmas to keep away from a conflict with the World Cup Ultimate – and an England hero in Qatar COULD nonetheless scoop the highest prize
- The 2022 BBC Sports activities Persona of the Yr will likely be topped on December 21
- The award, in its 69th 12 months, has been slotted in three days after World Cup remaining
- Sportsmail understands that Gareth Southgate’s aspect can nonetheless win the award
- The Lionesses, after successful Euro 2022, will likely be among the many main contenders
England‘s World Cup heroes stay in win an opportunity of successful the 2022 BBC Sports activities Persona of the Yr gong regardless of the ceremony being held simply three days after the World Cup remaining.
It stays unknown at this stage when the shortlist for the award will likely be revealed however Sportsmail understands that given the magnitude of the World Cup, gamers in Qatar, together with these from Gareth Southgate‘s Three Lions, will likely be in rivalry.
The ceremony to crown BBC Sports activities Persona of the Yr for 2022 will happen at Media Metropolis in Salford on Wednesday December 21, three days after the ultimate of the World Cup in Qatar.
Final 12 months the BBC elected to delay their remaining SPOTY shortlist till the System One season was determined.
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen noticed the title selected the ultimate lap of the ultimate race in Abu Dhabi in one of the vital thrilling F1 seasons in current reminiscence, with Verstappen edging out his British rival.
England’s stars on the World Cup is not going to be excluded from BBC Sports activities Persona of the Yr
The SPOTY gong will likely be awarded at a ceremony held three days after the World Cup remaining
SPOTY takes into consideration the largest sporting moments in a calendar 12 months and England’s Lionesses will likely be frontrunners for the primary prize after defeating Germany at Wembley to win Euro 2022.
However many eyes will likely be on the boys’s crew this winter as they give the impression of being to win a primary main trophy since lifting the World Cup in 1966.
Ought to England put their pre-tournament struggles behind them and go all the best way to the ultimate, lots of Southgate’s squad
Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, Gabby Logan and Alex Scott will current the present, now in its 69th 12 months.
Classes for 2022 will embody; BBC Sports activities Persona of the Yr, World Sport Star of the Yr, Helen Rollason award, Younger Sports activities Persona of the Yr, Unsung Hero, Coach of the Yr, Group of the Yr and the Lifetime Achievement award.
There was additionally a report variety of medals for House Nations on the Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham.
England’s Lionesses, together with striker Beth Mead, will likely be thought of for the primary SPOTY gong
Final 12 months the shortlist was delayed as Max Verstappen (pictured) and Lewis Hamilton battled for the System One title till the ultimate race of the season in Abu Dhabi
Elsewhere, the ladies’s curling crew received gold on the Winter Olympics, snooker icon Ronnie O’Sullivan claimed his seventh World Snooker Championship, Manchester Metropolis edged an exhilarating Premier League title chase, with Liverpool received each the Carabao Cup and FA Cup as a part of their unprecedented quadruple bid.
The Rugby League World Cup, Girls’s Rugby World Cup and the top of the F1 season additionally promise to ship main sporting moments between now and the ceremony on Salford Quays.
‘The BBC is the house of main sporting occasions and has introduced key moments from an enormous 12 months to audiences throughout the UK,’ Director of Sport, Barbara Slater, mentioned.
‘We will likely be actually spoiled for selection for contenders and might’t wait to have a good time the 12 months’s achievements in December.’
The shortlisted finalists for the 2022 award will likely be detailed at a later date.