Source: Frank Uijlenbroek

Team GB’s ‘Great Britain’s Choice Award’

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The British Olympic Association (BOA) is encouraging the nation to vote for the Olympian whose performance inspired them the most at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as the online ballot opens for Team GB’s ‘Great Britain’s Choice Award’.


Laura Kenny (Photo: Getty Images)

The award, presented by Team GB’s official supermarket partner Aldi, will feature as part of the inaugural Team GB Awards and gives the British public the chance to honour an athlete or team who inspired and captured the hearts of the nation through their performances at Rio 2016.

Voting closes on Friday 11th November and all winners will be announced at the Team GB Ball on November 30th, with further awards to be unveiled in due course.

Members of the public can vote here via the Team GB Ball website and choose from the shortlisted six nominees who were selected for the award by the BOA’s Athletes’ Commission.

The nominees for the Great Britain’s Choice Award:

  • Adam Peaty – Swimming
  • Andy Murray – Tennis
  • Laura Kenny (née Trott) – Cycling
  • Mo Farah – Athletics
  • Max Whitlock – Gymnastics
  • Women’s Hockey Team – Hockey

It’s an opportunity to celebrate the success of Rio 2016 with the athletes along with stars from the world of sport, fashion and entertainment.

Ben Hawes, Chair of the BOA’s Athletes’ Commission said: “The phenomenal success of Team GB at Rio 2016 created so many memories and inspirational performances that shortlisting just six was a tough task and took much debate. However, we felt these six in their own ways gripped the nation in Rio this summer and are worthy nominees of the inaugural award.

“The Great Britain’s Choice Award is great way for the public to recognise their personal heroes from the Games, whether it’s how the athletes performed, who inspired them to get active themselves or simply the moment that had them on the very edge of their seat in August.”

Jonathon Neale, Joint Managing Director of Corporate Buying at Aldi UK, said: “We are delighted to be supporting the Great Britain’s Choice Award at this year’s inaugural Team GB Awards; recognising the country’s personal heroes from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. As the first official supermarket sponsor of Team GB, Aldi is incredibly proud of all the athletes and we look forward to future success in Tokyo in 2020.”

Article courtesy of Team GB