Sport unveiled its new Hall of Fame, "designed
to recognise the greats who have done so much to champion the cause of British
sport," on 6 December 2001, and announced the first six
"Sporting Heroes," two from each of three categories of
Achievement, Supporting Achievement and Manner of Achievement. The
initial six honourees form the panel that will determine future additions to
the Hall of Fame.
the time of the inaugural selection, UK Sport promised that it would "introduce
a new Sporting Hero each month." Approaching two years later, it has yet
to name any additional honourees, and it appears this is
another ill-fated hall of fame, probably the victim of funding cuts.
six initial honourees were two England players:
Bobby Charlton (Sporting Achievement)
Lineker, OBE (Manner of Achievement)
full list of honourees and their profiles are available on the