BBC Sport - Sports Personality: Figure skater Robin Cousins wins in 1980

Olympic champion Cousins crowned

In 1980, figure skater Robin Cousins was named Sport Review's Sports Personality of the Year.

Cousins won the award after taking gold at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics, adding to the three medals he won at the World Championships in his career.

He was also the British national champion in four successive years.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 is broadcast live from Belfast on Sunday, 20 December from 19:00 GMT on BBC One. Further coverage on BBC Sport's online platforms and Radio 5 live.