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Sports Personality of the Year: The Contenders

Sports Personality of the Year main show - Sunday 19 December 1900 GMT

Watch Sports Personality of the Year: The Contenders on BBC iPlayer

Gabby Logan presents a special BBC Sports Personality of the Year preview show looking at the top 10 contenders for this year's prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

The preview show, which was first broadcast on BBC One and the BBC Sport website on Monday, features exclusive interviews with each of the nominees and takes a look back at their sporting achievements over the previous 12 months.

The show is available to view on BBC iPlayer and will also be repeated on BBC One on Saturday 18 December at 1300 GMT.

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This year's top 10 contenders include jockey AP McCoy, golfers Lee Westwood and Graeme McDowell, darts legend Phil Taylor and diver Tom Daley.

Winter Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams is also included, along with heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis and England cricketer Graeme Swann.

Boxing's world heavyweight champion David Haye and cycling sprint sensation Mark Cavendish make up the top 10 contenders for 2010.

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Throughout the preview show there is also be a taste of what you can expect when the main BBC Sports Personality of the Year show is broadcast live from Birmingham on Sunday, 19 December, at 1900 GMT on BBC One.

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year award was won by Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs in 2009 and, once again, the overall winner in 2010 will be decided by a viewers' vote during the programme. Phone numbers will be given out once the show begins.

A final batch of tickets have been released for this year's show in Birmingham and can be ordered by calling the Ticket Factory on 0844 338 8002 or via www.theticketfactory.com



see also
BBC unveils sport award shortlist
29 Nov 10 |  Sports Personality
Sports Personality ticket details
13 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
Birmingham to host BBC award show
18 May 10 |  Sports Personality
SPOTY Voting & Judging: Terms & conditions
16 Dec 10 |  Sports Personality
Giggs wins 2009 BBC Sports Personality award
13 Dec 09 |  Sports Personality


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