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Last Updated: Thursday, 27 November 2003, 16:30 GMT
Past winners: 1973-1977
 
Jackie Stewart 1973 Winner
JACKIE STEWART
[Motor Racing]

The three-time Formula One champion held the record for the most Grand Prix wins, 27 in total, for more than a decade. In 1973 the Scot won his third world championship and retired from motor racing.
  Receiving award
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 TEAM Sunderland
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Muhammad Ali
 
Brendan Foster 1974 Winner
BRENDAN FOSTER
[Athletics]

Foster had brought the nation to its feet by winning European 5,000m gold in Rome. Foster, who went on to work for the BBC, broke the 3,000m world record and set two world records for the 3,000m in 1972 and 1974.
  Receiving award
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 TEAM British Lions
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Muhammad Ali
 
David Steele 1975 Winner
DAVID STEELE
[Cricket]

Steele's place in sporting history was secured with his heroic efforts in the Ashes Test series. Against all odds he held out against a formidable Australian attack, scoring more than 250 runs in three Tests and helping England to draw the series.
  Receiving award
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 TEAM Men's Swimming Team
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Arthur Ashe
 
Princess Anne 1976 Winner
JOHN CURRY
[Figure Skating]

Figure skater Curry entered the nation's consciousness with gold in the European Championships at the age of 26. But when he followed that in the same year with Olympic and World Championship success, his Sports Personality victory was secure.
  Receiving award
 OTHER AWARDS
 TEAM Olympic Modern Pentathlon Team
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Nadia Comaneci
 
Virginia Wade 1977 Winner
VIRGINIA WADE
[Tennis]

Wimbledon's centenary year witnessed a fitting victory for a home player, as Wade defeated Betty Stove in the women's singles final. A memorable occasion, watched by the Queen on Centre Court, it remains the last British singles success at the All England Club.
  Receiving award
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 TEAM Liverpool
 OVERSEAS PERSONALITY Niki Lauda



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