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Odds on Sports Personality of the year to include Olympians

 Despite Team GB's two Gold Medals at the Olympics so far, William Hill still expect F1 driver Lewis Hamilton to emerge as the winner of the BBC TV Sports Personality of the Year Award. Online sportsbook William Hills make Hamilton, beaten favourite last year, 11/8 favourite to make amends by winning this time round and at the moment all other contenders are quoted at a minimum of 10/1 - the odds for Gold medal winning swimmer Rebecca Adlington and potential medal winning athletes, Philips Idowu and Kelly Sotherton. Hills also offer 12/1 Mark Cavendish; Victoria Pendleton; Paula Radcliffe; 14/1 Andy Murray; 16/1 Bradley Wiggins; 20/1 Ben Ainslie; Chris Hoy; Rebecca Romero; 25/1 Nicola Cooke; Tom Daley.

 Hills now offer 8/13 that an OIympic Medalist will win the Award and 6/5 that any other sports-person will do so. 'It will be interesting to see whether Olympic Gold outranks the World Drivers' Championship or, possibly a Tennis Grand Slam with the great British public' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

 Published on 08/12/2008

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