Here are the contenders for the Sports Personality of the Year 2016
As Christmas approaches, so does the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award.
The favourite is Andy Murray, but there are 15 other nominees who might fancy their chances in what has been a superb year for British sport.
Nicola Adams - Boxing
Won gold in the women's flyweight final at Rio 2016, becoming the first British boxer in 92 years to successfully defend an Olympic title.
Gareth Bale - Football
Won the Champions League with Real Madrid, and reached the semi finals of Euro 2016 with Wales.
Alistair Brownlee - Triathlon
Defended his Olympic gold medal from London 2012 by winning the triathlon event at Rio 2016, with brother Jonny finishing second.
Sophie Christiansen - Equestrian
Achieved her eighth Paralympic gold medal with three equestrian golds at Rio 2016.
Kadeena Cox - Athletics/Cycling
Won Paralympic gold, silver and bronze in athletics, as well as gold in the track cycling - a multi-sport phenomenon.
Mo Farah - Athletics
Mo Farah added a third and fourth Olympic gold medal at Rio 2016, defending his 5,000m and 10,000m titles.
Jason Kenny - Cycling
Won three gold medals at Rio 2016, equalling Sir Chris Hoy's British gold medal record, with six in total.
Laura Kenny - Cycling
Won her fourth gold medal after defending both her team pursuit and her omnium title, becoming the first British woman to win four Olympic golds.
Andy Murray - Tennis
Andy Murray won a second Wimbledon title, a second Olympic gold medal and became tennis world number one.
Adam Peaty - Swimming
Won Britain's first medal of the 2016 Olympic Games with gold in the 100m men's breaststroke, breaking his own world record in the process.
Kate Richardson-Walsh - Hockey
Captained Great Britain to their first ever hockey gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Nick Skelton - Equestrian
After retiring 16 years ago having broken his neck, Nick Skelton became Britain's second oldest Olympic gold medallist, at 58 years old, winning gold in the show jumping.
Dame Sarah Storey - Cycling
Won three Paralympic gold medals at Rio 2016, taking her total to 14 and making her Great Britain's most successful female Paralympian of all time.
Jamie Vardy - Football
Jamie Vardy helped guide Leicester City to an unbelievable Premier League title, scoring 24 goals in the process.
Max Whitlock - Gymnastics
Max Whitlock completed perhaps the most impressive feat of the Rio Games from a British perspective, winning gold in the men's floor event and the men's pommel horse event in the space of a couple of hours.
Danny Willett - Golf
Danny Willett became the first British golfer to win the Masters since Nick Faldo in 1996.