Shortlist for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012 announced!

Shortlist for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012 announced!
Updated: Monday 26 November 2012

The BBC have tonight revealed the 12 sportspeople who make up the shortlist for Sports Personality of the Year 2012.

The shortlist of 12 contenders was put together by an expert panel of sports specialists.

The shortlist, in alphabetical order, is:

Nicola Adams, Ben Ainslie, Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah, Katherine Grainger, Sir Chris Hoy, Rory McIIroy, Andy Murray, Ellie Simmonds, Sarah Storey, David Weir and Bradley Wiggins.

The 12 contenders will now compete for the public vote on the night of the live show, which is presented by Sue Barker, Gary Lineker and Clare Balding on BBC One, Sunday 16 December, 7.30pm.

In addition to the main award of Sports Personality of the Year there will also be awards for:

Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, Overseas Sports Personality of the Year, Young Sports Personality of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Helen Rollason Award, and Sports Unsung Hero

Voting criteria on all the Awards and further information can be found on the BBC SPOTY website.

[poll id=82/]

The BBC has secured exclusive rights to UEFA Women’s Euro 2021. The corporation will bring extensive coverage of every game from grounds throughout England across TV, radio and online. The announcement follows on from the BBC’s coverage of the record-breaking… Read more

The BBC will broadcast the Women’s World Cup final this afternoon as USA take on the Netherlands at Stade de Lyon in France. The Americans gained revenge for a penalty-shootout loss at the hands of Japan in the 2011 final… Read more

The BBC will broadcast the third-place play-off in Women’s World Cup 2019 this afternoon. The match, between England and Sweden, takes place at the Stade de Nice in France. England are aiming to bounce back from the disappointment of narrowly… Read more