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Last Updated: Sunday, 14 December, 2003, 19:18 GMT
BBC Sports Personality round-up
All the winners and news from a star-studded night at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards.

Award winners
Sports Personality of the Year: Jonny Wilkinson
Golden Personality: Sir Steven Redgrave
Team of the Year: England rugby
Golden Team: England 1966 (Football)
Overseas Personality: Lance Armstrong
Coach of the Year: Clive Woodward
Lifetime Achievement: Martina Navratilova
Young Personality: Kate Haywood
Helen Rollason Award: Michael Watson
Unsung Hero: Nobby Woodcock

1915 GMT: England rugby hero Jonny Wilkinson, favourite to lift the 2003 award, is one of the early arrivals at London's Television Centre.

Wilkinson, dressed in a smart grey suit, was given a rapturous reception by flag-waving onlookers as he came in with his mother and father.

Other stars gracing the red carpet included former boxer Michael Watson, tennis star Tim Henman and golfer Nick Faldo.

2000: Sporting stars from around the world are gathered in the studio as the show begins with a host of past winners being introduced.

Is David Beckham really in the same league - what a poor indictment of modern society
Gary Bacon, Sheffield
2015: To mark the show's golden jubilee, a Golden Personality award is to be presented to one of the past winners. The shortlist is David Beckham, Ian Botham, Bobby Moore, Sir Steven Redgrave and Torvill & Dean.

2025: Paula Radcliffe, at the show having won the European Cross Country title earlier in the day, confirms she is leaning towards competing in the 2004 Olympic marathon. However, she wants to enter the 10,000m as well and leave the decision late, depending on her physical state.

2035: Helen Rollason Award
The first award of the night is for showing courage in the face of adversity and goes to Michael Watson.
The former boxer, left brain-damaged after a bout with Chris Eubank, raised 150,000 for the Brain and Spine Foundation in the London Marathon.

2045: Nick Faldo confirms his goal for 2004 is to give qualifying for the Ryder Cup "a blast".

2050: Lifetime Achievement
With 167 singles titles, 58 Grand Slam titles - 18 in the singles - this is just the latest "win" for Martina Navratilova, "the most complete champion" according to her great rival Chris Evert.

Martin Johnson deserves the award for outstanding leadership, professionalism and determination
Simon Shorthose, Northampton
2100: The shortlist for the Sports Personality prize is revealed. Three-day eventer Pippa Funnell, motorsport's Neil Hodgson, athlete Paula Radcliffe and rugby World Cup winners Martin Johnson and Jonny Wilkinson are in the running.

2110: Unsung Hero
Paul Gascoigne presents Nobby Woodcock with his award for unstinting work with grassroots football in Wales.

2115: Former England captain Nasser Hussain criticises the ICC for the boycott fiasco at the World Cup: "They let us down and let cricket down."
He also admits he should have left his post as captain after the tournament.

2120: Overseas Personality
In a straight race between Lance Armstrong and Michael Schumacher, the judges went for the American. The five-time Tour de France winner describes the award as a "real honour".

2130: After a difficult year Frank Bruno walks into the studio to a rousing reception. "I'm breathing so I mustn't grumble," he says.

2135: Young Personality
Swimmer Kate Haywood takes the honours, receiving her award from Jonny Wilkinson.

2145: England's rugby World Cup-winning squad is introduced to rapturous applause.
Jonny Wilkinson reveals he is recovering well from injury. "I don't know how old it is but it's healing and I'll be back in a couple of weeks."
He also insists he is beginning to get accustomed to being in the spotlight: "I find it nerve-wracking but I'm getting used to it."

2150: Coach of the Year
England rugby coach Clive Woodward picks up the award from England football manager Sven-Goran Eriksson.

2155: Team of the Year
Hot on the heels of the coaching award comes another honour for the England rugby team. Notorious Pommie basher David Campese makes the presentation. Captain Martin Johnson dismisses talk of retirement and says he will carry on as long as he enjoys playing.

2200: Golden Team
The overwhelming winner of the best team in the 50 years of Sports Personality is the other World Cup-winning team, England 1966. Sir Bobby Charlton accepts the award: "It was a great achievement and we were glad that we could do it."

2205: England captain David Beckham is confident ahead of Euro 2004: "I believe we can go all the way, I have to think that as England captain, but I truly believe it. There's no particular team I fear."
Sven-Goran Eriksson agrees with his skipper, but is wary of having injured players and dismisses talk of Chelsea.

2210: Golden Sports Personality
Sir Steven Redgrave wins the award with more than half the votes cast by the public and describes his "great honour" at being picked out from the list of previous winners.

2215: Sports Personality
England rugby World Cup hero Jonny Wilkinson wins the public vote ahead of team-mate Martin Johnson and athlete Paula Radcliffe.

Wilkinson receives the award from the Princess Royal to a standing ovation.
"It's a privilege to be here among so many people I admire - I've been staring at Boris Becker, one of my heroes, for most the evening. I'd like to thank everyone who voted and I'd like to thank my family and friends - without them I wouldn't stand a chance - and I'd like to thank everyone sat over there in grey suits [England team-mates]."

ALSO IN THIS SECTION Man Utd beat Stoke to move level at top
Spurs cruise past Wigan
Swansea 1-1 Chelsea
Wolves 0-3 Liverpool

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