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Why is the BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist so heavy on golf—and so light on women?

It’s a real shame that there are no female athletes in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist, announced this morning. But what struck me about the all-male list is just how little resemblance it bears to the reality of modern British sport. Some of the nominees don’t even play sport at all.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that a working definition…

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