VIDEO: Hoy gold haul wins 2008 award

As BBC Sport celebrates 60 years of Sports Personality of the Year, we take a look at the archives list to remember the achievements of all the previous winners.

In 2008, cyclist Sir Chris Hoy was named Sports Personality of the Year.

At that year’s Beijing Olympics, Hoy became the first Briton in 100 years to claim three gold medals at one Games.

Hoy won two further gold medals at the London Olympics and is the most successful British Olympian of all time in terms of gold medals.

He was knighted in 2009.

You can vote for this year’s BBC Sport Personality of the Year during the BBC1 show, either by phone or online. In order to vote online you will need to register, which you can do at any time. Find out more at

bbc.co.uk/sportspersonality

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BBC Sports Personality of the Year will celebrate its 60th show when the 2013 event is broadcast live from Leeds on Sunday 15 December from 1940 GMT on BBC One. Further coverage on the BBC Sport website and Radio 5 live.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/sports-personality/24742874

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