Oscar time for top star

2011 was a busy, and dare I say, successful year for professional and amateur Jewish sportsmen and women across the globe.

For many, the European Maccabi Games in Vienna was the highlight, while there were also some great performances in the world of Sunday morning football.

Jockey Sam Waley-Cohen takes the top prize after a stellar year.

Victories in the 2010 King George VI Chase and the 2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup also earned him the accolade of Maccabi GB Sportsperson of the Year.

A full list of my latest JC Sports Oscars appear in full online.

Last updated: 5:23pm, January 5 2012