Sports Personality shortlist named

Sports Personality 2015: The contenders

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Sports Personality 2015: The 12 contenders

Twelve contenders have been shortlisted for a 2015 BBC Sports Personality of a Year endowment on 20 December.

Athletes Jessica Ennis-Hill, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford are included, with tennis actor Andy Murray, F1’s Lewis Hamilton and footballer Lucy Bronze.

Boxer Tyson Fury, cyclists Chris Froome and Lizzie Armitstead, swimmer Adam Peaty, gymnast Max Whitlock and rugby league’s Kevin Sinfield are nominated.

The open opinion for their favourite by phone and online on a night.

  • Meet a 12 contenders

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Sports Personality 2015 – a story in numbers

This year’s leader will be announced during a live Sports Personality of a Year uncover during Belfast’s SSE Arena, as a sell-out uncover is hold in Northern Ireland for a initial time.

Following a weekend triumphs of Fury and Murray, a shortlist was extended from 10 to 12 by a row of experts.

Panel chair Barbara Slater, a BBC’s executive of sport, said: “As always, there was a lot of discuss and contention among a attention row when determining a final list of nominees. The row was faced with some impossibly tough choices.

“All nominees have achieved well-developed success in their particular fields in a past year and we wish any of them a best of luck, while also looking brazen to a good night in Belfast.”

Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan will benefaction a uncover on BBC One, with serve coverage on Radio 5 live and a BBC Sport website.

Voting details, including phone numbers for any nominee, are announced during a programme, when people can expel their votes online.

Pop star Ella Henderson will open this year’s show, behaving with drum and drum twin Sigma and accompanied by a Ulster Orchestra.

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Sports Personality 2015: How a contenders were chosen

In further to a categorical prize, there will also be 7 other awards on a night:

  • Team of a Year
  • Coach of a Year
  • Overseas Sports Personality of a Year
  • Young Sports Personality of a Year
  • Helen Rollason Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Unsung Hero

How to opinion on a night

Voting for a leader takes place on 20 Dec and votes can be expel by phone or online. The series to call for any contender will be suggested during a programme. There is no voting around email, Red Button or by text.

The Overseas Sports Personality of a Year will this year be motionless by a open opinion for a initial time. Voting for this endowment is now open and closes on Friday, 11 December.

More sum on voting terms and conditions here.

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