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1. The 1994 winner lost his father in a plane crash in 1975. This was rather ironic as both father and son remained relatively unscathed during successful Formula One careers. Who was the 1994 winner?
2. Jonathan Edwards, the 1995 winner, set a new world record that year. In which event did he do this?
3. There was a tie for Overseas Sports Personality of the year in 1996. A runner and a boxer shared the title. Who were they?
4. In 1997 someone born outside of Great Britain won the domestic title. Who was this?
5. Which teenage footballer won the title in 1998?
6. Lennox Lewis won the title in 1999. In which country was he born?
7. Rower Steve Redgrave won the title in 2000. How many Olympic gold medals did he win in his career?
8. Another footballer won in 2001. In 1999 he married a member of a very successful girl band. Who is he?
9. Paula Radcliffe won in 2002. In what discipline did she make her mark?
10. Rugby Player Johnny Wilkinson's last minute goal in the Rugby World Cup Final won both the Cup for England and the title of Sports Personality of the Year for Johnny in 2003. Who did England beat in the final?
11. Which runner won the title in 2004?
12. Cricketer "Freddie" Flintoff won the title in 2005. What is his real given name?
13. An equestrienne won the title in 2006, following in the footsteps of her mother, who won in 1971. Who was the 2006 winner?
14. Joe Calzaghe won in 2007. What was his chosen sport?
15. Chris Hoy won the award in 2008. True or false: He won four gold medals for rowing at the 2008 Olympics?
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