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Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Shortlist for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019 revealed

Across the day the six contenders for this year's Sports Personality of the Year were announced exclusively by six different BBC outlets starting on the BBC Radio 1 Greg James Breakfast show and ending this evening on The One Show.

The contenders are (in alphabetical order):

Dina Asher-Smith (Athletics)
Lewis Hamilton (Formula 1)
Katarina Johnson-Thompson (Athletics)
Raheem Sterling (Football)
Ben Stokes (Cricket)
Alun Wyn Jones (Rugby)

The six sportsmen and women will compete for the public vote on the night of the live show on Sunday 15 December in Aberdeen at the P&J Live arena. Last year Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas took home the trophy, ahead of Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton and Tottenham Hotspur and England football player Harry Kane.

In addition to the main award, the other awards up for grabs on the night are World Sport Star of the Year, Greatest Sporting Moment of the Year, Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Helen Rollason Award, Get Inspired Unsung Hero Award and Young Sports Personality of the Year.

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