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Editor's Viewpoint: National treasures

The 2010 BBC Sports Personality of the Year is deservedly Tony 'AP' McCoy. This champion jockey without parallel has brought great honour to his sport, to his family and friends and to his native Northern Ireland.

Great honour is also due to one of the other leading contenders Graeme McDowell, winner of the US Open and a leading member of the Ryder Cup winning team, which itself won a BBC award last night.

Both men are a credit to Northern Ireland, and their achievements are sparkling jewels in our sporting history. AP is a champion's champion, and " G-Mac" is everybody's hero. Very, very well done!

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