The leader of Wigan Council has written to the producers of the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year Award, to put forward his town's case for a special award.
Councillor David Molyneux has written to the show's editor calling his town the "the sporting capital of the country" and even asking the show's producers to broadcast from the town in 2014 writing, "You’d be made very welcome in Wigan".
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