Olympians a sure thing for SPOTY 2012?
Quite unsurprisingly the head of William Hill's 2012 Sport's Personality betting is dominated by Olympians with Jess Ennis the 6/1 favourite followed by Rebecca Adlinton, Mo Farah and Andy Murray at 10/1.
Ennis is 6/4 to win gold in the Heptathlete and if she does so, she would seem to be a shoo in for the Award.
Mo Farah is 2/1 to win a gold medal at the games. A man who may not be in the running for Sports Personalitybut may be in the running for an Olympic appearance is Dwain Chambers. Hills make him 1/2 to take part in the Olympics for Team GB and NI but with Usain Bolt odds-on, at 8/11 to win both the 100m and the 200m, gold would surely be out of his grasp.
"The Olympics is the most keenly anticipated British sporting event since the European Championships were here in 1996 and the fact that the top of our Sports Personality betting is almost exclusively Olympians, reflects this," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly. "Saying this however, that is not to say that there are no other exciting sporting events this year and we are looking forward to 2012."