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BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018

National Exhibition Centre, BIRMINGHAM, West Midlands, B40 1NT
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018


The iconic BBC Sports Personality of the Year programme celebrates its 65th anniversary this year with a huge event at the Genting Arena on Sunday December 16th.

Be part of the audience for the live show as we celebrate an epic year for sport, with England’s fairy tale run at the World Cup, Geraint Thomas storming to victory at the Tour de France, Anthony Joshua’s successful defences of his heavyweight boxing titles, Dina Asher-Smith’s phenomenal haul at the European Championships and England’s ‘Roses’ revelling in their historic golden moment in netball at the Commonwealth Games. With Lewis Hamilton vying for a fifth Formula One world title, England’s highest Test run-scorer Alastair Cook ending his international career with a century, Lizzy Yarnold retaining her Winter Olympic skeleton title, and Europe’s victory to regain the Ryder Cup, this year’s awards are set to be the most hotly contested yet.

For the first time ever, the contenders nominated to be crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018 will be announced on the night of the show with fewer names in the running. As always, the public will decide who is set to emulate 2017 winner Sir Mo Farah and walk away with the much-coveted trophy.

Greatest Sporting Moment of the Year is a new award which will be announced on the night, alongside other big awards including Lifetime Achievement to a global sporting icon.
Other awards set to be presented on the night include Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, the Helen Rollason award which recognises an outstanding achievement in the face of adversity, and the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award to honour the most dynamic, forward thinking and driven volunteers from across the UK.
There are some great surprises, including live musical performances and an exclusive pre show for the Arena audience. Presenters Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan are back to present the show as always.

 Additional SPOTY tickets to go on sale!


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