Mo Farah, Ryan Mason and Chris Eubank Jr among stars to hit the red carpet for BT Sport Industry Awards

Olympic legend Farah was fresh from finishing third in Sunday's London Marathon.

And former England midfielder Mason looked in fine spirits just two months after a head injury forced him to retire from playing aged just 26.

Also pictured at the world's largest commercial sports awards were boxer Chris Eubank Jr, who was a shock loser against British rival George Groves in his last fight in February, and England rugby skipper Dylan Hartley, who this week was ruled out of the summer tour to South Africa as he recovers from concussion.

Awards categories included marketing campaigns, event sponsorship, team participation, PR and film content.

And Premier League champions Manchester City were up for International Marketing Campaign of the Year with "Win an advert for your Wix business".


And despite another controversial year for biking, British Cycling were also nominated – for best Participation Event – with their HSBC UK City Ride.

But for general sports fans most of the interest comes from which sports stars turned up for the event held in front of 1,700 at Battersea, London.


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Ex-Spurs and Hull star Mason was there with partner Rachel Peters.

Farah, 35, beamed with wife Tania Neil – he was given an award for an Outstanding Contribution to Sport.


Farah said: "It’s a real honour to be receiving the Outstanding Contribution Sport Award here this evening.

"I’m delighted to be here, standing here in front of so many other amazing athletes, too.

"We all know that success is really about the hard graft and the sacrifices behind the scenes – and it means a lot for that hard work to be recognised here tonight. I

"I hope that this award, and tonight’s event will also inspire the next generations of athletes."


TV presenter Georgie Thompson joined husband Ben Ainslie, the Olympic sailing legend.

Presenting the awards were TV celebrity Mark Durden-Smith and Arsenal footballer Alex Scott.








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