Sixteen contenders have been shortlisted for the 2016 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
They will go forward to a vote on the night of the live show in Birmingham on Sunday, 18 December. The nominees are:
Nicola Adams – Boxing, Gareth Bale – Football, Alistair Brownlee – Triathlon, Sophie Christiansen – Equestrian, Kadeena Cox – Athletics/Cycling, Mo Farah – Athletics, Jason Kenny – Cycling, Laura Kenny – Cycling.
Andy Murray – Tennis, Adam Peaty – Swimming, Kate Richardson-Walsh – Hockey, Nick Skelton – Equestrian, Dame Sarah Storey – Cycling, Jamie Vardy – Football, Max Whitlock – Gymnastics, Danny Willett – Golf.
The 16 for 2016 were named after a year of great British sporting success, including at the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio.
The public will vote for their favourite by phone and online during the live show.
Voting details, including phone numbers for each nominee, are announced during the programme and online. There is no voting via email, Red Button or by text.
This year’s event will take place in front of 12,000 people at the Genting Arena in Birmingham.
Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan present the programme from 18:40 GMT on BBC One, with further coverage on BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website.
The shortlist is compiled by a 12-member panel:
In addition to the main prize, there will also be seven other awards:
The top three contenders for Young Sports Personality of the Year, chosen by an expert panel, will be revealed during Blue Peter on 8 December, with the winner announced in the run-up to the main show on 18 December.
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