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Summary

  1. Lewis Hamilton is named BBC Sports Personality of the Year
  2. Sir Chris Hoy collects Lifetime Achievement, Cristiano Ronaldo Overseas Award
  3. Team of the Year: England women rugby union world champions
  4. Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley named Coach of the Year
  5. Swimming coach Jill Stidever wins the Unsung Hero Award
  6. Helen Rollason Award goes to Invictus Games competitors
  7. Gymnast Claudia Fragapane named Young Sports Personality

Live Reporting

By Aimee Lewis

All times stated are UK

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Lewis Hamilton
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Another BBC Sports Personality show ends, another name is added to the famous trophy. It was always going to be between Lewis Hamilton and Rory McIlroy and, this time, it was the F1 world champion who came out on top.

It's nearly the end of a magical sporting year, 12 months which had it all - Winter Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Fifa World Cup, women's Rugby World Cup, and a Ryder Cup, to name just a few events. Hopefully 2015 will be just as thrilling, just as entertaining. Until then...Bye for now.

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Times football writer James Ducker: Could have sworn McIlroy won Open, US PGA and was central to Ryder Cup win, as well as being world No. 1 and top of money list. Must be mistaken. Not undermining Hamilton's achievement - winning second world champ very impressive - but McIIroy had an incredible year. Had to win surely.

Thomas Rooney: Rory should have won but you can't argue with a public vote and Lewis has had a supreme year.

Craig Brennan: Wow. Get home to find out Rory didn't win SPOTY. This is ridiculous - F1 was between two people all year. Rory beat 100+ decent players twice in majors.

Hamilton stat attack

Roscoe the dog
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Having won karting and F1 titles in a number 44 car, it is the driver's lucky number, and he has the digits tattooed behind his right ear. But perhaps Hamilton should take his bulldog Roscoe with him to races and award ceremonies because the dog stole the show on the red carpet

Gareth Bale: "Congratulations @LewisHamilton @McIlroyRory and @jopavey ! Looked a fantastic night and all deserved winners."

Feeling hoarse

Gary Lineker seems relieved to have made it to the end of the show, given his sore throat.

He tweets: "Thank heavens that's over with, congratulations Lewis Hamilton on a spectacular year."

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Gail Buckley: I should have put a bet on... my prediction for the top three #SPOTY was correct! Well done to Lewis, Rory and Jo.

Niall Stewart: If Hamilton had won the F1 world championship in February/March/April, would he still get SPOTY? Doubtful.

Bradley Mills: Gary Lineker deserves an award for managing to still be able to talk at the end of that!

Lewis Hamilton
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BBC Get Inspired: Look who just walked into our press room! It's only the winner.

A Spice Girl tweets...

England's Women's rugby team
@BBCAnnaT

Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell: "Congrats to women's rugby team. Now that's girls power."

Hamilton stat attack

Lewis Hamilton becomes the

seventh Formula 1 driver to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award. When he won the world title in November, the 29-year-old became Britain's first multiple world F1 champion in 43 years. Jackie Stewart last achieved the feat in 1971 and would win the title for a third and final time in 1973.

Lewis Hamilton (centre)
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Paralympic athlete Cori Henry: Me and Richard Whitehead saying to Lewis Hamilton "we win together; we lose together"

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BBC Sport presenter Mark Pougatch: Hugely surprised by the order of the 1-2 but delighted for Jo Pavey & the women's rugby team.

Seb Patrick: It's worth giving Lewis Hamilton the SPOTY award just to enjoy the outrage from people who think F1 isn't a real sport but golf is.

Ollie Parker: Quality! Lewis Hamilton definitely deserved SPOTY.

Graeme Swann

Former England cricketer on BBC Radio 5 live

Presenter Gary Lineker (left) and Lewis Hamilton during the 2014 Sports Personality of the Year Awards
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"I'm disappointed for Rory McIlroy. I'm more of a golf fan than F1. What Rory is doing is way and beyond what everyone else is doing. But don't get me wrong Lewis Hamilton is unbelievable."

Darren Campbell

2004 Olympic 4x100m champion on BBC Radio 5 live

"I know how Rory feels! Rory will go onto some amazing things though."

Judy Murray

GB Fed Cup tennis captain on BBC Radio 5 live

"I'm thrilled for Jo. It's a wonderful story. It's a family business. She's the best."

Ticker tape floats down from the roof of the arena and a disbelieving Hamilton looks out towards the audience. Still no sign of Roscoe the bulldog.

Family inspires Hamilton

"I could not have done this without my amazing team, my family, my dad who once had four jobs to help me, my brother. I've been incredibly inspired by them," continues Hamilton. "I never thought in a million years I'd be surrounded by such people.

"Thank you to all the fans. I always say we win and lose together because I feel your love. I feel so proud to carry the Union flag and hope I will continue to make you proud."

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Adrian Bourne: Well done Lewis!

Joe Goldberg: Scandalous. Rory only second.

John Finn: Delighted for Jo Pavey getting third.

"Dude, you had such an amazing year," Hamilton tells second-place Rory McIlroy, who looks forlorn. Maybe the golfer should have brought a bulldog with him.... Lesson learnt for next year.

Hamilton speechless

"I am so speechless," says Lewis Hamilton, before going on to give a speech. "I'm so proud and honoured to be among such great sporting talent. I want to say a huge thank you to all the people who called in, I really wasn't expecting it."

The reigning Formula 1 champion hugs his brother before making his way to the stage, kissing Gabby Logan and Clare Balding on the cheek. A standing ovation for the Mercedes driver before he lifts the trophy aloft.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year - Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton
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Second place - Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy
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Ryder Cup hero and three-time Major winner is second which leaves...

Third place - Jo Pavey

Jo Pavey
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Super mum Jo Pavey comes third after a fabulous year on the track.

The time has come to learn who has become 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. It will be one of 10, but who has captured the British public's heart the most? Whose name will join the likes of Sebastian Coe, Sir Chris Hoy, Sir Steve Redgrave?

"I became a dad eight weeks ago," Sir Chris Hoy informs the crowd, and the audience cheers wildly. "He was in hospital for eight weeks and finally came out last week and we got him home." More cheers and whistles. Sir Chris Hoy has them in the palm of their hands. "I'm sure he'll be watching it on telly just now."

Sir Chris Hoy

Judy Murray

GB Fed Cup tennis captain on BBC Radio 5 live

"I think he's just incredible. His achievements are awesome. He's a great ambassador for Scotland. He had a tartan suit on and he was rocking it. He's the perfect gent, a great guy. He can converse with everyone. He's a great role model."

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Tempest Devyne: What? me? Crying at Sir Chris Hoy getting the lifetime achievement award....you betcha

Tom Howells: Yes, Chris Hoy, massively deserved.

Sir Chris Hoy attempts to hold back the tears, but he's failing. Prince Harry presents the Olympian with the Lifetime Achievement award and salty tears appear. "It's very hard not to get emotional when you hear amazing words from people you respect and get this amazing reception," says Hoy, receiving a rousing reception on home turf.

Opening ceremony fumble

Sir Chris Hoy Commonwealth Games opening ceremony
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And let's not forget, Sir Chris stopped the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony from descending into further face by stepping in to help Pricne Imran of Malaysia to open a baton.

It's worth watching again. And again. And again.

Six Olympic golds, a 2008 hat-trick

Picking up medals and trophies is, of course, old hat for new dad Sir Chris, whose wife Sarra Kemp gave birth to a baby boy in October 11 weeks early. Anyway, the Scot

retired from competitive cycling in 2013 with six Olympic gold medals.

You may, or may not remember, he was the first British Olympian for 100 years to claim three golds at one Games, at Beijing in 2008.

Has he ever won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award? For sure.

In 2008.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sir Chris Hoy

Sir Chris Hoy
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Sir Chris Hoy, Britain's most successful Olympian, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award, adding his name to a list of winners which includes Sir Steve Redgrave and Seve Ballesteros.

Steve Bunce

Boxing expert on BBC Radio 5 live

"I think Lewis Hamilton will win. But I want Jo Pavey to win. Wouldn't that be great?"

Judy Murray

GB Fed Cup tennis captain on BBC Radio 5 live

"McIlroy, Hamilton and Pavey for me."

Violinist Nicola Benedetti plays the Bonnie Banks O'Loch Lomond as we reach a sombre part of the show, remembering those who have died during the year. It's a fitting tribute for those who are no longer with us.

Have a good night - Ronaldo

It's a rather cheerless presentation ceremony as Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale presents Cristiano Ronaldo with his award in a makeshift studio. "Thank you BBC for choosing me and to my old fans in England. Thank you very much, have a good night."

Overseas Sports Personality of the Year

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo
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World player of the year, Champions League winner, 281 goals in 267 games for Real Madrid, 25 hat-tricks for his club, 31.6m Twitter followers. Best player in the world? Arguably so. Best player ever? Potentially so. And he's generous, too, buying each of his team-mates £6,500 watches to commemorate Real winning their 10th Champions League title.

It's time to flex the pectoral muscles (if you have any) in admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo, Overseas Sports Personality of the Year.

Voting closed

Voting is now closed so don't ring or vote online as it won't count. You will now have to wait for the number-crunchers to tot up the votes and bring us the results.

"I would like to thank the RFU and Sport England and our friends and family and to everybody at home, this is a massive turning point for women's sport," says captain Katy McLean.

Team of the year

England women's Rugby World Cup team

Team of the year
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This week they were awarded Freedom of Rugby Borough for winning the

Women's Rugby World Cup and now England's women are BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year. England's team of teachers, vets, physios and plumbers beat Canada 21-9 in August, ending a run of three successive final defeats in the tournament. Up they step on stage to collect another prize.

Team of the Year

Scottish sporting greats Gordon Strachan and Sir Jackie Stewart walk on stage with the Team of the Year trophy, which must mean it's time to announce the Team of the Year.