tv Review 2016 BBC News January 1, 2017 2:30pm-3:01pm GMT
of the tennis ranking. adam wild and jess creighton take us on a trip through the year's sporting highlights in review 2016: the year in sport. hello and welcome to salford, the home of bbc sport. with the olympics, the paralympics, football's european championship, and a whole host of other major sporting events, 2016 was a year that began full of optimism, and it did not disappoint. 2016 was a year of extraordinary sporting achievement — athletes striving to go faster, higher, stronger. if those were the aims then this was very much the reward — the heroes‘ parade of returning paralympics and 0lympians, many living up to the high expectations, so many surpassing it. there's only one place, really, we can start this review of 2016, and that is some 6000 miles away from murky manchester — rio, where this heroes‘
parade, really began. brazil welcomes the world with open arms. butjust who would be lining up beside them? after months of claims and revelations of widespread doping, russia were at the olympics — their track and field team were not. but, as they say in sport, you can only beat what is in front of you. team gb, at times, were beating everybody. adam peaty takes 0lympic gold for great britain. a wonderful world record. in the pool, britain's best games for over a century. above the waves, around the bays, rowing in rio was truly spectacular. and it is great britain who are men's 0lympic champions. it is carnival time for great britain. history being written and then rewritten. these were tales of triumph, passion. britain had found its golden couple. all games need their superstars, rio had plenty. some catapulted themselves
onto the biggest stage. for others, a final flourish before a fond farewell. there were those that arrived as superstars, leave as legends. usain bolt is going what he always does, it is gold again. the triple triple. the greatest ever. andy murray is a double olympic gold medallist. some were making history. some were doing what no brit had done before. some what no—one had done, for a very long time. justin rose of great britain takes olympic gold. whilst others, well, they werejust doing what they have always done. mo farah has gone, he is away, he is going to get gold for great britain again. the double double. arise, sir mo! but amidst such company even giving everything might not quite be enough. at times it was just enough. that is the golden goal!
great britain, have won the olympic gold medal. marvellous moments in the marvellous city, and that was before the pa ralympians arrived. when they did, those special moments just kept on coming. 147 medals for para gb, 64 of them glittering gold. again and again expectations met, and then exceeded. you can see a detailed review of all the rio games on the bbc news channel over the festive period. so many extraordinary achievements on which to look back and enjoy. thank you, rio! few people could have predicted the scale of the success for great britain in rio, but then perhaps 2016 was the year of unexpected triumphs. and there were no bigger shocks anywhere than in the premier league. in the beginning i felt something special, but of course
i could never have imagined this. there were no odds i would have taken at the start of the season. no odds. 10 million to one, i would have thought, "no, it is just wasting £1." it is actually impossible. injanuary, february, it was like... the more that the games passed, we started to believe, maybe, you know? we are in the champions league, man! come on! there's only a chance in the life. this is our chance. commentator: the title has gone for tottenham. claudio ranieri wins the premier league, leicester city are the champions of england. seeing my team do this, it has been amazing.
we've done it! this is a team of players where they have been plucked from other clubs, free transfers, it isjust the most incredible achievement, i believe, in british sport. i cannot get my head around it. i think it is genuinely the biggest sporting shock in... probably all sport. i cannot think of anything that surpasses it in terms of the team. and if it means i have to wear my pants during match of the day, so be it, i suppose. the fans are dreaming. keep dreaming. why wake up? leicester repeating that incredible season was always a lot to ask but they did continue their amazing journey into the champions league. there were hopes of another upset in the fa cup.
crystal palace ahead, but their joy would not last. rocketed in byjesse lingard! a rare moment of triumph for louis van gaal‘s side as his reign came to a rather inevitable end. the league cup went to manchester also, city defeating liverpool on penalties, the reds were also defeated in the europa league final. manchester clubs dominated the domestic cup competitions, the women also did their bit — manchester city winning the continental cup and the woman's super league one. a more established name on the fa cup. arsenal ladies winning for a 14th time in front of a record crowd. in scotland, celtic were champions again with glasgow city dominant in the women's game, and at hampden park, their 114 year wait for a scottish cup ended for hibernian. it's been a long wait, too, for ross county. the league cup was their first major trophy. they were allowed to keep it forjust eight months. celtic now champions
as the cup was awarded for the second time in 2016. but for scottish football fans the domestic competitions were everything. but for the other home nations, well, plenty of tales to tell from their summer holidays. with wales, northern ireland, and england all making it to the european championship in france, hopes were high for a summer to remember. but at times those memories were threatened with being tarnished, violence on the streets involving england fans a worrying reminder for them of tournaments gone by. on the pitch, disappointingly, it was the same story. a late russian equaliser in marseille set the tone for another tournament to forget. a horrible, horrible end to the night. but whilst they were underachieving, northern ireland and wales, well, they were far exceeding expectations. 2—0, niall mcginn! for both, it was a first european championship. and they were going to enjoy it. bale for wales!
even a late, late defeat against england could not stop the wales journey. a rare high note for england, but it was wales who carried on the song. ramsey, on side, aaron ramsey with a dink, and wales have the lead! ramsey, weaving it through to bale, he is onside, surely this time... wales 3, russia 0. that is what it means to the fans. look at them. in paris they would meet northern ireland. what a moment for everybody involved. only one team could progress, a heartbreaking end for michael o'neill‘s side, in particular for gareth mcauley. another welsh win, and they go to the quarterfinals. with the northern ireland tournament over, they left with plenty of credit and plenty of new friends.
if only the same could be said for england. ahead against one of the tournament's big surprises, iceland, it did not last. iceland have turned it round to lead. defeat was as humbling and humiliating as anything in living memory. there is disbelief right around the ground. from england fans, and iceland supporters. the england manager, roy hodgson, has resigned in the past few minutes. now is the time for somebody else to oversee the progress of this young, hungry, extremely talented group. so it was left to wales to fly the flag for the home nations, a quarterfinal against belgium, perhaps the most magnificent night in their football history. williams! towards robson—kanu. taylor is available. what a turn, what a goal! go and wake your kids up. something special is happening here tonight. wales are going into the semifinal!
in lyon, portugal were waiting. for most fans, even beyond their wildest dreams. passion, determination and desire had carried them further than anybody thought possible, but even all that just was not quite enough. it is all overfor wales. it will be portugal in paris on sunday. welcome to the end of the month—long party. to upset that french party, portugal took their time. 109 minutes, to be precise. but the wait for a first major tournament win was worth it. the stade de france is stunned. the kings of europe are portugal. back home, for wales, hopes that this now might begin a new era of success. wales came to the airport and i got my shoe and my book signed. for england, a new era also. but there would be no success.
tonight at ten, a significant error of judgment means that sam allardyce is no longer the england football manager. he had been in thejob forjust two months. the fa has terminated his contract with immediate effect... so in came gareth southgate, the third manager in as many matches for england. and as the football association continues to recover, above them, fifa were trying to start afresh with gianni infantino the new man charged with rescuing the damaged reputation of the organisation. danny willett was not even supposed to be at the masters, let alone win it, but the early arrival of his baby son allowed him to take part. his round finished, he watched on from the clubhouse asjordan spieth collapsed. a quick call to tell his new family that he would be bringing home a very special souvenir. the 2016 us masters champion, danny willett. there was a first major winner too
at troon in the open, an astonishing final round from henrik stenson earned him the claretjug. in the women's british open, ariya jutanugarn became the first major champion from thailand, in fact this was a year of maiden major winners, dustinjohnson taking the us open and jimmy walker securing the pga. all this made for one of the most eagerly anticipated ryder cups in recent memory. raucous, emotionally charged, as we have come to expect, but, for europe, they could not quite live up to the expectation, a first us triumph since 2008. 2016 was full of success for sporting greats, but there's still only one who can lay claim to being the greatest. and this was the year we said goodbye. injune, muhammad ali died at the age of 74. we will not see his like again.
boxing owes him a great debt. for british fighters it has been some year. they now have a glittering array of world champions. but tyson fury is no longer amongst them — his battles outside the ring continue. in formula one, lewis hamilton was the defending champion, with his eyes on a fourth world title. the season began in melbourne, and the brit quickly realised retaining that crown would not be easy. victory for team—mate nico rosberg, in the opening race, hamilton second, the tone set for the season. by the time they reached barcelona the lead of rosberg was 43 points, on the track the two would be much closer. a crash on lap one opened the door for max verstappen, formula one‘s youngest—ever race winner. at silverstone hamilton was out on his own, leading from start to finish, nowjust one point separated the pair. but in malaysia, hamilton's hopes appeared to go up in smoke. so down to the jewel
in the desert in abu dhabi. victory for hamilton, but it was not enough to stop nico rosberg winning his first world title. it came just days before his shock retirement. the year in rugby union began as always with a bang in the six nations tournament, and whilst all teams had their moments, the story of success was built here at the home of english rugby. they had been a side in crisis, but a new coach, a new captain and suddenly they were looking like a new team and, in this tournament, nobody could compete. music what a try for england!
a glorious grand slam won on foreign shores but built in england. that was just the beginning, they had to go to the other side of the world to see just how far they had come. a 3—0 whitewash over australia and again the rugby world was taking note. fittingly, it was back at twickenham against austria that england completed their flawless year. they have beaten everybody put before them. in the women's six nations, france were crowned champions. whilst in the club game saracens were all conquering, premiership and champions cup winners, connacht triumphing in the pro 12. welcome to wembley stadium for one of the showpiece events of the sporting summer. in rugby league, 2016 was a year of history—making achievement and heartbreaking near misses. hull fc had famously never won at wembley. ahead, just, against warrington, they managed to cling
on as the wolves agonisingly let it slip. listen to the noise from the black—and—whites. warrington did win the league leaders shield but when it really mattered, at the grand final, again, they fell short. wigan are the super league champions. the four nations then was there an opportunity to test british rugby league against the game down under, for scotland, the progress continues apace. a draw with new zealand, their greatest ever result. for england, disappointment. defeat to the kiwis and then eventual winners australia shows the northern hemisphere is still some way behind. england's hearts are being ripped out. for england's cricketers, an eventful year. an historic series win over south africa, and then against sri lanka, captain alastair cook became the youngest batsman ever to 10,000 test runs.
series against pakistan, bangladesh and india were rather less successful, but the real heartbreak came at the world t20, all the way to the final, before falling at the final hurdle. victory batted from their grasp, carlos brathwaite and the west indies uncontrollable, ben stokes and england, inconsolable. it was a double for the west indies as they claimed the women's title as well. drama only rivalled by the end of the county championship season. middlesex, winners, and one of the tightest finishes in years. so much of sport is about getting across the line first. 33/1 shot rule the world lived up to his name, winning the grand national. on—board was teenager david mullings, proving that even on its 169th running, this great race is still capable of fairy tales. there are others for whom crossing that line first is now
a familiarfeeling. a third tour de france title for chris froome. it feels amazing, i mean, it really could be the first one all over again. it is just such a special... it is a combination of months of hard work, of all my team—mates, all the support of the team, and what it symbolises, standing on this final podium, on the champs elysees here in paris, it isjust... it is monumental, such an amazing feeling. but being the first to cross the line is not always everything. getting to the finish can be a triumph too. 2016 was the year of the one millionth finisher of the london marathon. just a little behind jemima sumgong and eliud kipchoge — who missed the world record by an agonising seven seconds. getting to the end, just, was johnny brownlee. the heat of cozumel taking its toll, even on one of sport's very best. being helped toward the line by his brother, alistair, one of the year's defining images. second—place, and second place overall in the world
triathlon series. but there are some who won't mind being pipped to the line. just 13 minutes after leicester city won the premier league, another of the city's sons, mark selby, became the world snooker champion. quite a double celebration. even in this crowded year of sport this corner of south west london remains centre stage, for two summer weeks at least. a history is rich in glory and triumph. still, for the british, wimbledon had remained, for so long, something just to watch and admire. more recently, and in 2016 in particular, there was so much here to celebrate. the crowds always come, and now with a little added expectation to go with all that hope. having lost the australian and french open finals, andy murray was again the flag bearer for british tennis, but these days he is not quite alone. liam brodie on the other side
of the net, in the all—british battle the round one, the signs as encouraging as the result was. and it is a welcome back to sw 19 for andy murray, straight sets. for murray there would be tougher tie ahead, not in round two. for a moment, yen—hsun lu looked like causing trouble, but it was only a moment. a tour de force from andy murray. john millman floored in straight sets, murray, through to week two, but something far less familiar was happening on court one. massive win for sam ouerrey. massive shock. there will be no novak djokovic in week two at wimbledon. there was now a chance for andy murray. all he had to do was take it. against nick kyrgios, that is exactly what he did. ruthless, clinical, and he is a quarterfinalist yet again. but if he was making things look simple, a quarterfinal
againstjo wilfred tsonga was anything but. arms raised aloft, another triumph on centre court for andy murray. a five set marathon. as it turned out, it was murray's biggest test. tomas berdych in the semifinal proved little obstacle. murray in straight sets, a demolitionjob, really. that's sunday afternoon ta ken care of. the men's singles final is between milos raonic of canada and andy murray of great britain. he's there. straight sets again. wimbledon champion again, a supreme performance, a first—class tournament. andy murray. for the women's trophy, another familiar name. the wimbledon champion, serena williams. a 22nd grand slam title,
equalling the record of steffi graf. but this year's wimbledon had a very british feel. heather watson, a mixed doubles champion. jordanne whiley, a wheelchair doubles champion. and as for gordon reid, he was peerless — winning the wheelchair doubles with alfie hewitt before going it alone to take the singles. brilliant moment for british tennis. and it was a story that would just get better. good luck, andy, you have always been our number one. we love you, man! go on, world number one! go and win it. big good luck for tonight, i hope you smash it. come on, muuza, you can do this. you are world number one and you should stay. it's honey g. when i say andy. you say... 7 game, set and match, murray.
two sets to love. 6-3, 6-4. wimbledon and olympic champion andy murray, finishing the year ranked as the best in the world. his brother, jamie, doubles world number one, with gordon reid also at the top and johanna konta in the top ten, it has been an incredible yearfor british tennis. and there was still one more piece of history to be made. nobody had ever won the bbc sports personality of the year three times. few have ever done more to deserve it than andy murray. the bbc sports personality of the year 2016 is andy murray. it has been an amazing year for british sport and i am very proud to be a part of it. thank you, i hope you all
have a great night. so a truly deserving winner after quite an extraordinary year. but what will 2017 have in store? with the world athletics championships, the women's european championships in football, a rugby league world cup and the ashes, there's plenty to look forward to. thanks for watching. hello. happy new year to you. what a difference in weather contrasts across the country. we have lots of sunshine across northern areas and it has been pretty much all afternoon as well, with a fume showers pushing into northern and eastern areas, increasingly wintry. across england and wales, it has been a pretty dull and wet start,
with the blue colours across northern areas gradually filtering southwards, pushing out the remnants of any fairly mild air across the south and south—east. the cold air really digging in. we already have reports of some sleet and wet snow over the higher ground, parts of the cotswolds, cheshire, shropshire, south buckinghamshire. we will continue to see that as we head through this evening, with some of the heaviest rain through southern counties of england, eventually clearing. in its wake, dry weather, variable amounts of cloud, temperatures in low single figures. a different story across the north of england and eastern scotland. plenty of showers moving in from the north and north—east. there will be a wintry element to them, certainly over the high ground. we will continue to see accumulation of snow. quite a few showers, wintry across the north—east, this evening and overnight. across the south we lose the rain and it turns drier, clearing skies means temperatures falling away. really quite cold
across central and northern parts of the uk, some frost and also some ice to watch out for. for monday morning, we start on a cold and frosty note for some. but bright, lots of sunshine through the morning. that lasting through the afternoon as well. a much better day across england and wales, with some unbroken sunshine in places. some showers affecting eastern coastal areas. across northern scotland we could see further communications of snow. add the window that will feel much colder, with a some subzero feel. a sharp frost in england and wales because we will have the clear skies and lighter wind. the wind stopping frosts from being too severe in the north. more cloud on the way for scotland and northern ireland on tuesday. the best of the sunshine further south. on wednesday, sunshine here and there, cloud across western areas. the
nights will become cold with frost and fog returning. goodbye for now. this is bbc news. i'm annita mcveigh. the headlines at 3pm: a manhunt is underway in turkey for the gunman responsible for killing at least 39 people in a packed nightclub in istanbul. this is the scene live outside the club this afternoon. the turkish president has called it a heinous attack. police in oldham are looking for a hit—and—run driver who killed 12—year—old helina kotlarova and seriously injured her 11—year—old cousin. they were holding their hands together. they were crossing the road, and the car was, like, driving too fast. the royal family have attended a new year's day church service in sandringham, but without the queen, who still has a heavy cold. also in the next hour: hull officially becomes the uk's city of culture. the year—long arts festival gets underway with a huge fireworks display over the humber estuary later.