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Ben Ainslie, London 2012 Gold Medallist, Retires From Olympic Sailing

“It fills me with both relief and sadness to write these words but I can now officially confirm that I have donned my Team GB tracksuit for the last time,” Ainslie told theDaily Telegraph.

“No more Olympic villages. No more opening or closing ceremonies. After almost 20 years entirely dedicated to the pursuit of gold, taking in five Olympic campaigns, I have decided I will not attempt a sixth at Rio de Janeiro in 2016.”

Ainslie will now concentrate on an America’s Cup World Series campaign with JP Morgan BAR.

“I feel increasingly confident that we can one day challenge for the America’s Cup proper. Not at next year’s event in San Francisco – that will be too soon – but perhaps the one after that.”

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SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 2012 Nominations | BBC

BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 2012 Nominations

Mo Farah

Andy Murray

Sarah Storey

Katherine Grainger

Bradley Wiggins

Ben Ainslie

Ellie Simmonds

Jessica Ennis

Sir Chris Hoy

Rory McIlroy

Nicola Adams

David Weir

Gary Lineker : “It will get more impossible as the evening progresses, all four of those and the other eight and lots more have had unbelievably brilliant achievements.

“It’s worth pointing out it will be the great British public that will decide on the night. What we’ve done this year we’re not having any voting until we’ve seen all 12 candidates and I’m sure the public will be voting in their millions.

The remaining tickets for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012 have sold out in 40 minutes.

The event, at London’s 15,000-capacity ExCeL on Sunday, 16 December, promises to be the biggest in the programme’s 59-year history after a golden summer.

There are still a limited number of disabled places available, to book these please call 0333 567 0153.

Sue Barker, Gary Lineker and Clare Balding will host the 2012 review.

The 12 contenders for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award will be announced on The One Show at 19:00 GMT on Monday, 26 November.

With an increased shortlist of 12, in recognition of the unprecedented success of UK sportsmen and women this year, the competition for the coveted title will be one of the most hotly contested in the show’s history.

London 2012 volunteers and young people are to share 1,000 free tickets.

Five hundred tickets will be given to volunteers through a random ballot and the same amount will be handed to young people from the six Olympic and Paralympic host boroughs.

BBC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 2012

  • Venue: ExCel London
  • Date: Sunday, 16 December
  • Time: 19:30 GMT

Coverage: Live on BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website


Ben Ainslie Claims Athlete of the Year Trophy 2012

Ben Ainslie has claimed top spot after grabbing the British Olympic Association’s Athlete of the Year Trophy for Sailing, for the third time and the second consecutive year.

 

“The awards evening’s a great way to bring the whole team together,” said Ainslie, an afterguard member of ORACLE TEAM USA. “I think what people don’t see is all the hard work that goes on in the background making it happen – all the support staff, coaches and administrative staff.

“It’s a huge team and this evening’s a great way to really celebrate that and say thank you to everyone for all the support.”

Ainslie won silver at the 1996 Olympic Games and gold in the 2000 Summer Olympics in the Laser class. He gained some 18 kilograms (40 lb; 2 st 12 lb) and moved to the larger Finn class for the 2004 Summer Olympics, where he won gold, a feat he repeated in the 2008 and 2012 competitions.


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