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tv   Review 2017  BBC News  December 25, 2017 9:30am-10:00am GMT

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, say the say the cities’ powerful identities have shone through say the cities' powerful identities have shone through in the face of appalling attacks. the pope urges the world not to ignore the plight of migrants forced to leave their countries because of violence. also: christmas away from home for nearly 200,000 british armed forces personnel, including in afghanistan and iraq. euston station is opening as a shelter today to serve a christmas dinner to hundreds of homeless people in the capital. volunteers from homelessness charities sent among those, street kitchen, and network rail, will serve the meal. now on bbc news, it's been another memorable year in sport — from the world athletics championships and lions tour of new zealand to anthonyjoshua's rise to the top of world boxing. alex gulrajani and jessica creighton take us on a trip through the year's sporting highlights, in review 2017: the year in sport. hello, and welcome along to a look back at what has been
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another fantastic year in sport. yes, from the women's cricket world cup to the british and irish lions tour of new zealand and everything else in between. we'll have it all over the next half an hour. some huge nights across the world, and plenty of them in this stadium behind us. the world athletics and para athletics championships came to london this summer. the quickest, the strongest, the best in the business. and for us, the last chance to see some of them compete. he's stood like a colossus over this sport for so long. the cameras trained on one man. a moment of history, they hope. one more time for mo farah. two of the sport's most iconic faces bid farewell this summer. britain's shining knight, sir mo farah, at it again in london.
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gold in the 10,000 metres, but his final outing delivered a surprise — silver! but his status, secure. there's no place like home. i really enjoyed the journey, and it's this moment that makes it special and you won't forget. while farah will return in the marathon, usain bolt said goodbye for good. but a golden farewell it wasn't to be. commentator: and coleman's still got the lead, and gatlin wins it! london ready to create more superstars and stories that captured the nation. take isaac makwala, not allowed to compete due to illness. he found a way, out on his own against the clock, pressing his case but no fairytale ending. and what of russia? still banned as a whole, but eight neutral athletes were allowed to compete. maria lasitskene took gold. a rare outing on top of the podium. a place british athletes seldom stood. though the relay teams finished on a high.
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the women's 4x100 picked up silver, just in time to cheer on the men. commentator: that should be gold! a golden ending for great britain, on top of the world as one of the greatest walked away. all that followed yet another impressive world para athletics championships for gb. hannah cockroft took her tally to ten world titles, with another three in london. including the world record over 100 metres. that was one of 32 world records over the championships. sam kinghorn getting one in the 200 metres, hollie arnold in the javelin. while britain's poster boy jonnie peacock delivered yet again. like peacock, adam peaty cannot be stopped right now. the medals and world records keep piling up. this year, it was budapest —
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his world titles retained, the pace even quicker. we've done a lot of speed work this year, and i'm more than happy to come here, defend my title — or attack my title, as they say. if you are a kid watching this now, you can be in the olympics in four or eight years' time, don't let anything stop you. tom daley also found gold in hungary. the ten—metre platform crown capped off another successful year for him on the road to tokyo. commentator: that's has got to be gold for tom daley. all eyes in the footballing world turn to the world cup in russia next summer. england will be there. northern ireland just fell short against switzerland. this year, it was a chance for the women's game to shine. the european championship in the netherlands was an opportunity for these england players to get their hands on a major trophy. but by the end of the tournament,
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no one could have predicted the fallout. england arrived in the netherlands in buoyant mood, expectant of success. jody taylor's goals, five of them in total, helped get england into the last four. commentator: taylor through on the edge of the penalty area. lifts it over the goalkeeper and into the net! it's in. it's in! england lead france by 1—0. jody taylor has got it. unfortunately, it all fell apart. more semi—final heartache for england's women. but glory and defeat soon turned for manager mark samson. he was sacked after details of inappropriate behaviour with female players from his time with bristol emerged. and after being cleared of discrimination towards eni aluko, an independent investigation found he had made unacceptable, ill—judged attempts at humour. mo marley took the reigns and along with wales, both home nations are on course to reach the world cup in 2019. domestically, the women's game had
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a one—season wonder — the spring series, and victory was chelsea's. their men's team delivered up the premier league title, too. an impressive start to life in england for antonio conte. although his team were denied a double by arsenal. commentator: there's giroud, pulling it back! arsenal have broke once more. arsene wenger becoming the most successful manager in fa cup history. jose mourinho led manchester united to silverware, too — the league cup and europa league finding residence in the north—west this summer. while in scotland, celtic beat all in front of them. all major trophies were theirs, as they went on a 69—match unbeaten run. a new record for the scottish champions, and a huge one smashed over in paris. psg signing the brazilian superstar neymar from barcelona for an eye—watering £200 million. some investment there, and one by the fa in england's future.
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a year when england's youth teams dominated major tournaments the u19s won the euros. while the u17s and u20s won the world cup. world champions in football, and world champions in boxing. nine british men hold that honour, but only one man made 2017 his own. april 29th, and the home of football became the home of anthonyjoshua. wembley stadium transformed for one of the biggest nights in british boxing history. throughout my boxing career, when i turned professional, i thought of wladimir klitschko would potentially be retired by the time i become a champion. klitschko is very respectful, and i took inspiration from klitschko, when i was looking up to him before i competed with him. 0n how to conduct myself
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outside of the ring. the press conference wasn't the most entertaining in terms of flipping tables and disrespecting each other. but it showed that's not where it matters. where it matters is in the ring, and that's why i say that fight lived up to my expectations. a night thatjoshua, the 90,000 inside and the millions watching around the world, will never forget. wladimir klitschko defeated. six months later, and nearly 80,000 packed into cardiff to see him defend those titles against carlos takam. a record indoor attendance for a boxing match. this sets up for when the real challengers present themselves, and then you start cementing your name in the history books. i think that's what 2017 represents. you've got here, don't lose focus because now the hard work begins. 2017 was also the year george groves finally became a world champion while ryan burnett became a unified champion at bantamweight. across the atlantic, a circus like no other
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rolled into las vegas. conor mcgregor against floyd mayweather. mixed martial arts superstar against the self—proclaimed best—ever boxer. and the boxer won. in gymnastics, ellie downie made history in romania, becoming the first british woman to reach all five individualfinals and the first to take home gold in the all—around final. she left with four medals in total and she wasn't the only record—brea ker, as max whitlock defended his pommel title in montreal. anotherfirst for gb. oh my word. jonathan rae was another man making history, a third consecutive world superbike crown for the northern irishman.
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bianca walkden became a two—time taekwondo champion in south korea. she successfully defended her heavyweight title. while jadejones settled for bronze in the featherweight division. and the world snooker championship crown couldn't be wrestled away from thejester from leicester. your champion, mark selby. applause. lewis hamilton knows what it takes to be a winner, and the three—time world champion wanted more in 2017. he got a new team mate, for starters. valtteri bottas replacing the retiring world champion nico rosberg. 0ne familiar face gone, but another was lurking. the season opener in melbourne, australia, and sebastian vettel, not hamilton, was suddenly
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the man to beat. shanghai, china and a return for hamilton. this year's title challenge was set. by the time they got to montreal and race 7, there was not much between them. three wins apiece. silverstone, and a homecoming like no other. hamilton, a five—time winner now with the british grand prix. up there withjim clark, one of the greats. the turning point in the championship came in singapore. vettel on pole, but crash — and big one. the german, out. so too verstappen and raikkonen. hamilton, swept to victory. and in mexico city, three races later, his status as champion was confirmed.
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british dominance on four wheels was replicated on two, thanks to this man — chris froome. on that start line, i've got a massive target on my back. i know that every single rider there is looking at me and looking at how to beat me. even his own team—mates fancied a go. geraint thomas became the first welshman to wear yellow at the tour de france. but he just kept it warm for froome, as by stage four, he was back on top, although he didn't have it all his own way. it was such a close race. there was a stage in the second week of the tour de france where i lost the yellow jersey for a few days to the italian, fabio aru.
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at that point, we didn't know if i was going to get it back. i mean, i certainly hoped i would. but it could have gone either way, right up until the very last stage. so after over 2000 miles, the tour came to a time trial in marseille. three contenders, froome, aru, nibali. and froome came out on top. i have won the tour de france four times, but each time, rolling into paris, i'vejust welled up with tears. it's just so emotional. it marks the end of this three—week journey. you've had this massive challenge and you've come out on top. it's an amazing feeling, having won the biggest bike race in the world. but he didn't stop there. attention soon turned to spain and the vuelta. something that i've been trying to do for a few years now, and i've learnt where i've made mistakes in the past. where i've fell short in the past, and how to improve on that. and some improvement it was, as he became only the third
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man to win both the tour de france and the vuelta a espana, in the same year. i'm still hungry, still motivated to keep trying to win another tour de france. as long as the body is able to do this, i am going to keep going. but the year ended under a bit of a cloud, after news of an adverse drugs test at the vuelta came to light. froome had doubled the allowed amount of a legal asthma medication in his urine sample. he has denied any wrongdoing, and is cooperating with the sport's authorities to explain the levels. he says he took the greatest care to ensure he did not use more than the permissible dose. british success wasn't limited to individual brilliance in 2017. in rugby union, the six nations and women's world cup produced some
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enthralling encounters, but undoubtedly the story of the year featured the british and irish lions. they went on the road to face these guys — the world champions, the all blacks. new zealand — beauty, and plenty of beasts. nothing serene about the welcome that greeted warren gatland and his lions. led again by sam warburton, the captain had to recover from injury first. six tough challenges to get them warm came and went, before the two giants finally went head—to—head. the all blacks, ready for the tourists and up for the challenge. the comeback, with a little help from sonny bill williams. his early departure helping the rampaging lions get back on level terms. now we've got to head to auckland and it's one each.
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we didn't even celebrate when the final whistle went. we're evens now, they won the first half, we won the second half. we've got one more half of rugby. 80 minutes, winner takes all. the all blacks in charge early, but the lions were never too far away. 0wen farrell kicking them level with time disappearing and eventually, it did. the match and series — drawn. given the schedule, given how tough the tour was to come to new zealand and draw the series, you have got to be proud of that. the lions home with a share of the honours. england nearly took them all home in the six nations, as their dominance under eddiejones continued until the final. ireland ending their unbeaten run of 18 matches. but the championship was already won. england's women would go one better. grand slam champions with five wins from five. the perfect preparation for the defence of their world cup title and early performances
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suggested they were at their best in ireland. while the hosts and wales came unstuck, england breezed into the last four. a solid win over france and england set up a final against new zealand. end to end action in belfast, but it wasn't to be england's day. new zealand, the new world champions. in club rugby, another triumphant year in europe for saracens. as they successfully defended their european champions cup. exeter chiefs won their first ever top—flight title, beating wasps in the season finale. the pro12 would become a pro14 in 2017 with two south african sides entering the league. but before that, welsh side scarlets won the title, beating munster.
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it was world cup year in rugby league and england made it to the final for the first time in 22 years. the hosts and defending champions australia though, just had too much for wayne bennett's men. the domestic season went to familiar faces. hull fc kept the challenge cup under lock and key their trophy cabinet for another season. mahe fonua went over twice as they edged out wigan warriors in a thrilling final at wembley. while in super league's grand final, leeds rhinos won their eighth title, denying castleford tigers a first. in the us super bowl 51, treated as to the greatest comeback in the nfl's history. tom brady's new england patriots overcoming at 25—point deficit in the final quarter to beat the atlanta falcons in overtime. off the field, protest throughout the season against racial prejudice in the united states continued into the new season.
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enable was crowned horse of the year after winning six major races in 2017, including the arc de triomphe. 14—1 shot, ‘0ne for arthur', won the grand national. great britain's eventers took home gold at the european championships. tina cook, ros canter, gemma tattersall and nicola wilson winning gb first gold medal since 2009. and elise christie's preparation for the winter olympics saw her finish top of the world. three gold medals for the speed skater at the world championships in rotterdam. 2017 was a year that serena williams will never forget. it started with a seventh win at the australian open. her sister venus defeated in the final, but she wouldn't hold a grudge for long, as serena announced to the world she was pregnant and had won in melbourne in the early stages.
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baby alexis came into the world in september. back on the court, johanna konta tried to fill the void left by serene at wimbledon. the british number one forced her way past the world number one. commentator: british tennis history is made. it's been 39 years since a british woman can say, i'm a wimbledon semifinalist. the next challenge lay ahead of venus williams. commentator: venus williams is back in the wimbledon final. but not in the final. garbine muguruza on top against venus. andy murray's year on the court was one to forget. hampered with injuries, murray bowed
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out of wimbledon to sam querrey. roger federer swept all in front of him to get his hands on the famous trophy yet again. the rest of the majors were shared out between himself and rafa nadal. a hark to days gone by. in golf, the day sergio garcia had been waiting all his career for, finally came. his battle withjustin rose at the masters was thrilling and forced into a play—off. a second major title forjustin rose fell, as garcia finally got his hands on that elusive first. jordan spieth's job for 2018 is to hunt down a career grand slam. his victory at the open leaves him one short of all four, just like rory mcilroy, who has had a year to forget. but 2017 will be one that tommy fleetwood won't forget in a hurry. the southport golfer winning the european order of merit. i have played golf and played great and i've come off the course and had so much good stuff going on. so i've just been very lucky really, i'vejust had that, you know, one of those years that's been amazing.
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the home of english cricket is steeped in history and in 2017, england added to lord's iconic moment. the women's team won more silverware and james anderson cemented his legacy. and all that was before an ashes series down under. the winter trip to australia didn't start as well as expected with vice captain, ben stokes, missing the action. england's sights on retaining the famous urn quickly vanished, despite a positive start to the first test, but australia simply do not lose in brisbane. or in adelaide. an ashes first, at day night test match, but under the floodlights, no joy for england. another win in perth and the famous urn was once again in aussie hands. it's bitterly disappointing.
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i think one of the most frustrating things is we haven't been blown away, we've not been completely outplayed. we've put up some really good performances, just not for long enough. simple as that really. that came after a summer of success for england's cricketers. james anderson became the first english player to take 500 test wickets and take his place among the greats. joe root took over from alastair cooke as test captain and guided the team successfully through two tricky series with south africa and west indies. security was on high alert during the champions trophy. the tournament carrying on despite the london attacks. pakistan entered the tournament as the lowest—ranked side, but finished on top, beating england en route to a finale win over neighbours and rivals, india. the women's side wouldn't come up short. the world cup arrived on these shores and england made sure it stayed here.
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although it didn't start too brightly. england upsetting the odds with an opening day victory over the hosts. it would be the only slip—up from england. taylor, knight and sciver and beaumont becoming heroes of an england side, destined to world cup glory. a scramble against south africa in the last four showed they had the mettle to see it through. commentator: shrubsole has done it for england... and then, anya shrubsole blasted her way through india in the final. world championship status for england. but what about the ashes? well, they didn't enjoy their winter in australia. their ashes tournament, mix of one—day t20 and test matches went the way of their hosts. what a year 2017 has been, world champions all over the place and one of them crowned bbc sports personality of the year. yes, sir mo farah finishing the year offered the famous trophy and hoping to build on that success in 2018. and what about next year — the winter olympics,
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the commonwealth games in australia and the football world cup. so much more to come. yes, a fantastic year ahead, but for 2017, that's about it. thanks forjoining us. see you soon. a very merry christmas to you. not a bad start to day. out to the eastern side here, a bit of sunshine coming up with the dawn, a bit further west towards sale there was a bit of blueness about that sky. they are the exceptions, to a fairly wet and windy day. you have that combination of wet and windy fare so not seasonal in the sense of snow and reindeers, this is the other
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face of december. it is on the mild side. a lot of wind but coming in from the south and south—west, so the temperatures where we have been of late in the greater part of england and wales, ten, 11 or so, but as soon as you get anywhere near that weather front, here a dramatic change, very wet, windir, and get to the north of the weather front it is a mixture of brightness and the odd shower as well. notice the temperature, three, four or five. that is crucial because as this weather fronts works its way further towards the east, it will allow some cold air to towards the east, it will allow some cold airto tummel towards the east, it will allow some cold air to tummel down across the british isles during the course of the night. 0ne british isles during the course of the night. one to four degrees as you see. a bit of ice round first thing and! you see. a bit of ice round first thing and i wouldn't be surprised if there is a fresh covering of some snow on the highest ground in northern britain. as get on through boxing day, a much brighter day in prospect. yes the showers will gang together. wintry, notjust to the high ground in the north, and you
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will lose your sunshine eventually down across this south—west corner. a new weather system coming in. no more the ten, 11 or 12 degrees, it is somewhere in single figures for all parts of the british isles. through boxing day evening and into to wednesday we will push this weather system across the southern half of the british isles. cold air coming down from the north and where the two meet on the northern flank of that area of low pressure that is where we have the possibility of a conversion of some of the rain into snow. again i think a high ground feature, what you will notice is that it feature, what you will notice is thatitis feature, what you will notice is that it is going to be a wet old day on wednesday, up to a couple of inches of rain falling. elsewhere a chilly day, despite the presence of a bit of sunshine. take care. this is bbc news. the headlines at 10am: the queen will pay tribute to how the people of manchester and london dealt with this year's terror attacks, in her christmas day broadcast. and i'm here on the queen's
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sandringham estate in norfolk, where the royal family has gathered to celebrate christmas. and this year, that includes prince harry's fiance, meghan markle. the pope urges the world not to ignore the plight of migrants forced to leave their countries because of violence. also: christmas away from home for nearly 200,000 british armed forces personnel, including in afghanistan and iraq. the bbc is at one military base in iraq, as troops reflect on christmas away from their loved ones. what do i miss most? a good christmas dinner i think will be the one. you know, mum's cooking.
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