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BBC Sports Personality Of The Year 2012 Quiz

A quiz about the 2012 SPOTY awards and the people who featured in the show. 15 Questions.

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In which venue was SPOTY 2012 held?

  • Wembley Arena
  • Excel Arena
  • O2 Arena
  • BBC Television Centre

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As well as winning an Olympic Gold medal SPOTY winner Bradley Wiggins also became the first British person to win what?

  • Wimbledon Tennis Tournament
  • Tour De France
  • US Tennis Open
  • World Snooker Championship


How many people were shortlisted for the main SPOTY prize? (answer with a number in numerals, not letters- i.e 5)

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Can you put these top four SPOTY contenders in the order they came in the final poll? (1st first and 4th last)

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  • Mo Farrah
  • Jessica Ennis
  • Andy Murray
  • Bradley Wiggins


Can you match the SPOTY contenders to their sport?

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  • Chris Hoy
  • Nicola Adams
  • Katherine Grainger
  • Ben Ainslie


  • Cycling
  • Boxing
  • Rowing
  • Sailing


Which former footballer hosted SPOTY 2012?

  • Alan Shearer
  • Gary Lineker
  • Fabrice Muamba
  • Kevin Keegan


Only one person on the shortlist did not feature at the Olympic or Paralympic Games in 2012. What sport does this person play?

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Dave Brailsford won Coach of the Year for a second time largely due to Team GB success at the Olympics. What sport is he involved with as a coach?

  • Boxing
  • Athletics
  • Rowing
  • Cycling

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Josef Craig won Young Sports Personality of the Year largely connected to his success at the Paralympic Games. In which sport did he win Gold in 2012?

  • Wheelchair Racing
  • Swimming
  • Sprint
  • Long Jump

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All of the people below won Olympic Gold in 2012. Which is the only person from the list to get nominated for the main SPOTY award?

  • Charlotte Dujardin
  • Ben Ainslee
  • Greg Rutherford
  • Jade Jones


Who won Overseas Sports Personality of the Year?

  • Lionel Messi
  • Usain Bolt
  • Michael Phelps
  • David Rhodeisha


Who won the SPOTY Lifetime Achievement Award?

  • Kelly Holmes
  • Roger Bannister
  • Sebastian Coe
  • David Beckham


Who read out the name of the winner of the main SPOTY award?

  • Gary Lineker
  • Kate Middleton
  • Queen Elizabeth II
  • David Beckham

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The BBC Helen Rollason Award was given to Martine Wright who was a survivor of the 7/7 London bombings. In which Paralympic Sport did she compete at London 2012?

  • Wheelchair Rugby
  • Long Jump
  • Sitting Volleyball
  • Wheelchair Tennis


Can you match these facts with the correct SPOTY nominee?

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  • Bradley Wiggins
  • Katherine Grainger
  • Chris Hoy
  • Andy Murray


  • I was born in Belgium
  • I have won SPOTY once before
  • I support Hibernian Football Club
  • I won Olympic Gold for the 1st time