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Last Updated: Monday December 11 2006 09:44 GMT

In pictures: Sports Personality of the Year 2006

Kelly Holmes

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

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

David Walliams went along to the ceremony in Birmingham with his parents. He made headlines by swimming the English Channel for charity.

Dame Tanni Grey Thompson

Paralympian Dame Tanni Grey Thompson attended the ceremony. She's one of the most successful athletes ever

Beth Tweddle

Gymnast Beth Tweddle was another of the big contenders...

Zara Phillips

... 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

Gary Lineker, Beth Tweddle, Zara Phillips, Darren Clarke and Sue Barker

But like in all sports events, it's the taking part that counts!



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