Armchair view of the year that was

PUBLISHED : Monday, 19 December, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 19 December, 1994, 12:00am

IT'S that time of the year again. A time for regrouping, taking stock of the preceding 12 months and compiling year-end reviews.

What I always wonder about these is how the compilers put their lists out in mid-December in the certainty there won't be some apocalyptic event in the final fortnight of the year.

Anyway, the TV stations are getting in on the act with sports year-end reviews.

Prime is full of such shows this week and most tastes are catered for.

Best of the Winter Olympics continues with repeats each day.

Last week covered the ice skating. But if your tastes don't run to the rough and tumble, no holds barred of figure skating Tonya Harding-style let's hope this week's show concentrates on the ice hockey competition.

Formula One World Championship review (Tuesday 7 pm, Wednesday 3 pm) will be poignant and sombre considering the dark shadows that have stalked the sport.

Other such offerings on prime include Best of Badminton Thomas & Uber Cups (Wednesday 8 pm, Thursday 8 am); Best of Golf (Monday 1.30 am, Tuesday 1 pm); Best of Chinese soccer (Thursday 8 pm, Friday 2 pm); Best of Rugby Bledisloe Cup (Thursday 10 pm); Best of Australian Rugby League (Friday 10 pm, Saturday 1.30 pm); Best of Match Race Sailing (Saturday 6 pm and Sunday 2 am); Women's Tennis (Saturday 9 pm, Sunday 5 am, midday) and Men's Tennis (Sunday 9 pm, next Monday 5 am).

ESPN are at it too with IndyCar Year in Review (Tuesday 1 pm) and, for drag racing fans, NHRA Year in Review (Saturday 1.30 pm).