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tv   Review 2016  BBC News  January 2, 2017 8:30pm-9:01pm GMT

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and rail passengers are facing higher fares across the uk — as average price increases of 2.3% are introduced on the first weekday of the new year. now on bbc news — it's been a busy year in sport, from the olympics and euro 2016 to andy murray reaching the top 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, the 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 eight years of extraordinary sporting 2016 was a year of
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extraordinary sporting achievement, athletes striving to go faster, higher, stronger, if those were the aims then this is very much their award, many are 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,
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rio, where this hero's 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. in the pool, the best british games for over a century. above the waves around the base, roaming in rio was truly spectacular. and it is great britain who are men's 0lympic champions. it is carnival time
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for great britain. history being written and then rewritten. these were tales of triumph, passion, britain found its golden touch. all games need their superstars, we 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 and left as legends. he is doing what he always does, it is gold again. the greatest ever. andy murray. a double olympic gold medallist. some were making history. some were doing what no brit had done before. some did what nobody 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.
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the double double. arise, sir mo farah. but amidst such company even giving everything might not be enough. at times it was... that is the golden goal. great britain, they have won the olympic gold medal. marvellous moments in the marvellous city, and that was before the paralympics arrived. when they did, those special moments just kept on coming. 147 medals for para gb, 64 of them gold. again and again expectations were 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
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special, but of course i could never have imagined this. there were no odds i would have taken at the start of the season. 10 million to one, i would have thought, no, it isjust wasting £1. it is impossible. in january, february... the more that the games passed, we started to believe, maybe, you know? we are in the champions league, man! dilly—ding dilly—dong! come on! there's only one chance in life. this is our chance. the title has gone for tottenham. claudio ranieri has won the premier league, leicester city are the champions of england. seeing my team do this it has been amazing.
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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 team sports. and if it means i have to wear my pants presenting match of the day, so be it. the fans are dreaming. keep dreaming. why wake up? a repeat of that season was always a lot to ask but they did continue the journey into the champions league. there were hopes of another upset in the fa cup, crystal palace ahead,
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but the joy would not last. rocketed in! 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 in the woman's super league. 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, the long wait for a scottish cup ended for hibs. and celtic, league cup champions, after it was awarded for a second time in 2016. but for scottish fans,
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the domestic awards were everything. 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, reports of violent england fans a worrying reminder 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 end to the night. but whilst they were underachieving, northern ireland and wales, well, they were far exceeding expectations. 2—0, niall mcginn! for those, it was a first european championship. even a late, late defeat against england could not
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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 chip, and wales have the lead! ramsey, weaving it through to gareth bale, he is on—side, surely this time... wales 3—0 russia. 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 o'neil‘s team, in particular, gareth mcauley. another welsh win, and they go to the quarterfinals. with the northern ireland dream over they left with plenty of credit and plenty of new friends.
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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, they lead. defeat 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, and 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.
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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 over. the stade de france stunned. kings of europe. 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
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sam allardyce is no longer the england football manager. he had been in thejob forjust two months. the fa has terminated its contract with immediate effect... so in came gareth southgate, england's third manager in as many matches for england. and as the football association continued to recover, above them, fifa were trying to start afresh with a new man in charge of rescuing the damaged reputation of the organisation. danny willett was not even supposed to be at the us 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
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winner too at royal troon in the open championship, an astonishing final round from henrik stenson earned him the claretjug. in the woman's british open, thailand's first major champion. this was a year of maiden major winners, dustin johnson taking the us open andjimmy 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 great, but that still only one who can lay claim to being the greatest.
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and this was the year we said goodbye. injune, ali died at the age of 7a. we will not see the 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 of 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 he quickly realised retaining that crown would not be easy. victory for team—mate, nico rosberg, in the opening race, hamilton second, the tour set for the season. by the time they reached barcelona the lead of rosberg was 43 points, on the track they too would be much closer. at silverstone hamilton was out on his own, leading
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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. what a try for england. a glorious grand slam won on foreign
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shores but built in england. it 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 of australia and again the rugby world was taking note, fittingly, it was back at twickenham, against australia, that england completed a flawless year. they have beaten everybody put before them. in the woman six nations, france were crowned champions. whilst in the club game saracens were all conquering, premiership and champions cup winners, connachts 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 history making achievement and heartbreaking near misses. hull fc had famously never won at wembley, ahead, just, against warrington, they managed to cling on,
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whilst the wolves agonisingly let it slip. listen to the noise. for the black—and—whites. warrington did win the league 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 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.
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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 final hurdle. —— before falling at the final hurdle. victory taken 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 his 169th running, this great race is still
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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 it is just such a special, it is a combination of months of hard work, all the support of the team, and what it symbolises,
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standing in 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 also. 2016 was the year of the 1,000,000th finisher of the london marathon. 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 defining images of the. —— the year.
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second place, and second place overall in the world triathlon series. but there are some who won't mind being put 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 of this corner of south west london remains centrestage, for two summer weeks at least, there history is rich in glory and triumph, still, for the british, wimbledon had remained, for that one, something just to watch and admire. more recently, and in 2016 in particular, there was so much here to celebrate. the crowds stayed always come, and now with a little added expectation, to go with all that hope. having lost the australian vienna french open finals, andy murray was again the flag bearer for british tennis, but these days he is not quite alone. the brodie on the other side of the net, and the all british vat and the round one, the signs are encouraging is the result was. and it is a welcome back to this fw 19th for andy murray, straight sets. for murray there would be tougher times ahead, not in round two. for a moment, it looked like he was in trouble, but it was only a moment.
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a tour de force from andy murray. john millman, flawed in straight sets, murray, through to but something far less familiar was happening on court one. 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, the quarterfinal, againstjo wilfred tsonga, was anything there. thomas berdych in the semifinal proved little obstacle. andy murray in straight sets, a demolitionjob, really. that is sunday afternoon taking care of. the men's singles final
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is between milos raonic of canada. he is there. straight sets again. wimbledon champion, and 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 by steffi graf. but this year at wimbledon had a very british feel. heather watson, mixed doubles champion. jordan weir, wheelchair doubles champion. and as for gordon reid,
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he was fearless, winning the wheelchair doubles with alfie hewitt before going it alone to take he is there. good luck andy, you have always been our number one, we love you. go on, world number one, win it. come on, you can do this. you are world number one and you should stay good luck andy, you have always been our number one, we love you. game, set and match, andy murray. 2-0, 6-2, 6-1. 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 been awarded the bbc sports personality of the year three times, game, set and match, andy murray. 2-0, 6-2, 6-1. the bbc sports personality
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of the year 2016 is andy murray. it has been an amazing year for sport and i am very proud to be a part of it, thank you, i hope you all thank you for watching. it has been a chilly start to 2017, but there has been some bright sunshine. lots of clear skies are bound to the rest of tonight. temperatures plummeting, particularly over the southern half of the country. that is where we had the coldest weather and the chance to the icy stretches on untreated pavements and roads. it is across
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more rural parts of the daniel wells where we will see the lowest of the temperatures. milderfurther where we will see the lowest of the temperatures. milder further north west, but we could see minus four degrees by tuesday down south. a chilly commute if you are heading back to work tristan white. the breeze will be coming in from the north west. not as cold up here. perhaps some sports of drizzle and parts of northern ireland and the north—west of england. cloudy skies here. anywhere to the east of the pennines you should see clever spells of sunshine. but colder here. and heading south across england and southern parts of wales there will bea southern parts of wales there will be a sharp frost, some icy stretches, and potentially some mist and freezing fog patches to look out for. after that, a cold start the day. for most bases, staying dry with wintry sunshine, particularly for southern and eastern areas. —— most places. it will be windy in the north and some rain for the north—west of scotland. driver the
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rest of us. temperatures between six to9 rest of us. temperatures between six to 9 degrees —— dry for the rest of us. to 9 degrees —— dry for the rest of us. high pressure remained in charge as we move into the middle of the week. on wednesday, this cold front, a week feature, pushing south, it'll bring light, drizzly rain but it'll open the doors to cold air. before piling from a northerly direction. that will affect the eastern coast of england and scotland. also on wednesday, some cloud around, the cloud tending to thin and break up. it could be great for the south—west for most of the day, but most places seeing sunshine. but it would be chilly again, temperatures between four to 9 degrees. always coldest in the east with that breeze. high pressure continues as the east with that breeze. high pressure continues 3s we the east with that breeze. high pressure continues as we look to thursday. another largely dry and bright david frost around first thing. by the time we get to thursday we are likely to see more cloud and some drizzly rain. ——
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another largely dry and bright day with frost around first thing. there will be frost and fog overnight. hello, welcome to outside source. at least 60 people have died in a prison riot in brazil. it appears a fight between local drug gangs is behind this. these are the latest pictures to be released of the new year's eve gunmen in istanbul. we will also report on myanmar, because for the first time, the government has admitted muslims have been abused. it will also tell you about what happened to the world's major currencies last year and what is coming up in 2017.
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