Who do you think should win BBC Sports Personality of the Year?
The BBC has released the shortlist for the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award:
The list is dominated by Olympians after the success of the 2012 London Games.
Who do you think should win? Or has your favourite sportsman or woman been missed out?
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Jessica Ennis, 26, won gold in the heptathlon at the Olympics.Despite the pressure of being dubbed the face of London 2012, the Sheffield star won gold when she clocked a British points record of 6,955 and set the fastest-ever heptathlon time in the 100m hurdles.
Andy Murray, 25, has enjoyed a successful year as the world number three, and British number one.The Glasgow-born tennis ace won the US Open, his first major grand slam tournament. He also won gold in the Olympics men's singles along with silver in the mixed doubles.
SIR CHRIS HOY
Sir Chris Hoy, 36, won two gold medals at London 2012 making him Britain's most successful winner with six gold medals in total.The Edinburgh-born cyclist won gold in the team sprint and the keirin at the London Olympics where he was also honoured as Team GB's flag bearer for the opening ceremony.Sir Chris also won gold in the keirin in the World Track Cycling Championships - his 11th world title.
Mo Farah, 29, joined athletics greats such as Emil Zatopek, Vladimir Kuts, Lasse Viren and Kenenisa Bekele as winner of the Olympic 5,000 and 10,000 metres double in London.He thrilled the home crowd with powerful finishes over the last lap to become the first Briton to win gold medals over both distances.
Gutsy Somali-born Farah spent most of his early life in Djibouti and arrived in London when he was eight to join his father.Farah's story from the poverty-stricken streets of Somalia to top-flight athletics is one that serves as an inspiration, both in Britain and his place of birth.
Farah currently lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife Tania, daughter Rihanna and new twin daughters.
Ben Ainslie, 35, is now a four-time Olympic champion.
His victory at London 2012 in the Finn class saw him overtake Denmark's Paul Elvstrom as the world's most successful Olympic sailor.
He now has four golds from successive Games plus a silver in the Laser class at the 1996 Olympics in his trophy cabinet.
He is also a 10-time World champion and has won the European title nine times.
Ainslie had the honour of being Team GB's flag bearer for the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony and was picked to run the first leg of the London 2012 torch relay.
Ainslie, who was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, and lives in lives in Lymington, Hampshire, is now preparing to try and win the America's Cup.
Sarah Storey, 35, won four golds at London 2012 to become Britain's most decorated female Paralympian with 11 titles in total.
She won her fourth gold at London 2012 with a dominant display in the C4-5 Road Race at Brands Hatch to add to the C5 individual pursuit, C4-5 500m time trial and C5 individual time trial titles at the Games.
Storey had been fast-tracked into Britain's Swimming team for the 1992 Paralympics at the age of 14 and brought home two gold, three silver and a bronze medal on her Paralympic debut.
The former swimmer switched to cycling in 2005.
With eight silver medals and three bronze in total from a 20-year career Storey has now surpassed former wheelchair racer Baroness Grey-Thompson's collection of 11 golds, four silvers and one bronze as Britain's most successful female Paralympian.
Storey lives in Disley, Cheshire.
Nicola Adams, 30, of Leeds, Yorkshire, created Olympic history by becoming the first woman to win a boxing gold medal.
She won flyweight gold in stunning style and is now, complete with a beaming smile, a role model for a new generation of fight fans and women in sport.
Rory McIlroy, 23, the Northern Ireland golfer, established himself as world number one, topping the money list in Europe and the United States.
He won the USPGA Championship by eight shots in August, his second major victory.
He was a key member of the European Ryder Cup team which beat the US at Medinah and became the first European to win four USPGA Tour events in a season.
Ellie Simmonds, now 18, won gold in the 200m SM6 individual medley and 400m S6 freestyle at the London 2012 Paralympics.
She also won silver in the 100m S6 freestyle and bronze in the 50m S6 freestyle.
Simmonds was one of Britain's most successful swimmers in Beijing 2008 where, aged just 13, she brought home two gold medals in the S6 100m freestyle and the S6 400m freestyle, making her the youngest ever Briton to win an individual gold medal at a Paralympic Games.
Simmonds, who was born in Walsall but trains in Swansea, was born with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism.
David Weir, 33, of Wallington, Surrey, sealed his place as one of the most formidable wheelchair athletes in the world by winning four golds at London 2012.
The wheelchair racer from Wallington, Surrey, won gold in T54 800m, 1500m, 5,000m and marathon at the London Paralympics to go alongside the two golds he picked up in the Beijing 2008 Paralympics.
Katherine Grainger, 37, finally won gold at the 2012 Olympics after a heartbreaking streak of coming second at the three previous Olympic Games.
World champions Grainger and Anna Watkins had no problem hauling themselves to victory in the women's double sculls at Eton Dorney.
The success of the Glasgow-born rower was one of the heart warming stories of the Olympics.
Bradley Wiggins, 32, created history this summer by becoming the Tour's first British winner of the Tour de France.
Just 10 days later he stormed home to win Olympic gold in the men's time trial.
Wiggins has now won seven Olympic medals, including four golds.
Wiggins, now based in Chorley, Lancashire, has now returned to training after he was knocked off his bike on November 8.