Lifetime Achievement award for Sir Steve

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Rowing’s Olympic legend, Sir Steve Redgrave, has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year event held on 22nd December.

Redgrave, who won five gold medals at successive Olympics from 1984 to 2000, was recognised for his huge contribution to rowing.  His long and extraordinary career has also seen an ongoing commitment to promoting sport in the UK.

Since retiring from competitive sport, Redgrave launched The Steve Redgrave Fund in 2001, raising over £5m for charity.

He also played a key role in helping Great Britain to win the bid to host the Olympics in 2012 and is now committed to ensuring the event provides a lasting legacy for sport, as well as promoting the best of present day Britain around the world in the run-up to London 2012.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is the gift of the BBC and celebrates those who have made a significant contribution to sport and demonstrable success in their relevant sport throughout their careers

Full story from the BBC Online

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