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Sports Personality of the Year 2014 to be hosted in Glasgow

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The BBC has announced that Glasgow will host this year's Sports Personality of the Year.

The annual event will take place on Sunday, December 14 at the SSE Hydro, with 12,000 guests expected to attend.

Andy Murray - winner of BBC Sports Personality Of The Year 2013

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Sports Personality honours sportsmen and women over the year, which will have included the World Cup, Winter Olympics and the Commonwealth Games among other high-profile events.

Andy Murray won last year's prize, after being crowned Wimbledon champion in the summer.

Barbara Slater, the Director of BBC Sport, said: "As hosts of this year's Commonwealth Games, it's fitting that Glasgow rounds off what will be a spectacular year of sport by staging BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

"This show will be something very special; marking the successes of those who've excelled in their chosen sport in 2014 and welcoming back those who have made history thanks to their previous achievements. Plans are now well underway for this year's Sports Personality. I am already looking forward to it."

Winner of Sports Personality of the Year 2012, Bradley Wiggins during the Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2012, at the ExCel Arena, London

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2012 winner Bradley Wiggins


Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council, added: "We're delighted that Glasgow has been chosen to host the 2014 BBC Sport Personality of the Year in December, rounding off the most spectacular year in our city's sporting history.

"As one of the top five venues in the world, the SSE Hydro is a fitting location to host the star-studded ceremony and strengthens our city's reputation for delivering world-class events on a major scale.

"As we get ready to host the best ever Commonwealth Games, the BBC Sports Personality of the Year will give us the opportunity to remember and celebrate again the achievements, in Glasgow, of the world's top athletes."

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