Kelly Holmes arrives for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award 2006. It's voted for by the public, and Kelly won a couple of years ago
Golfer Darren Clarke was one of the front runners in the competition. He played a big part in Europe's Ryder Cup win
David Walliams went along to the ceremony in Birmingham with his parents. He made headlines by swimming the English Channel for charity.
Paralympian Dame Tanni Grey Thompson attended the ceremony. She's one of the most successful athletes ever
Gymnast Beth Tweddle was another of the big contenders...
... but she lost out to horse-riding Zara Phillips, who's also the granddaughter of the Queen! Zara was surprised and delighted to get the prize
But like in all sports events, it's the taking part that counts!