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BBC Sport Personality of the Year
The definitive review of the sporting year, BBC Sports Personality of the Year, returns on Sunday 11 December.
Nominations for the 2005 BBC Sports Personality of the Year open on Saturday 19 November and close on 8 December at noon, with the top five nominees going forward to a live on-the-night vote on 11 December.
HOW TO NOMINATE
Members of the public can nominate their chosen candidate for the award as follows:
By Text 81111
Whenever the number is promoted it must be accompanied by the following call charge message:
Texts charged at standard operator rate
If the number appears in print, it should also be accompanied by the name and address of the company operating the service:
"Service operated by Audiocall, 80 Wood Lane, London W12 0TT"
09011 12 13 14. Calls cost 25p.
On the Website
Concluding an eventful year of sport, there will be no shortage of memories and highlights from events including winning the 2012 Olympics, The Ashes, Six Nations rugby, Premiership and Champions League football, World Championship athletics, Wimbledon, Open golf, Snooker World Championship and The Grand National.
Strong candidates for the main award include cricketers Andrew Flintoff and Michael Vaughan, sailor Ellen MacArthur, athlete Paula Radcliffe, tennis player Andrew Murray, and footballers Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and John Terry.
The evening will culminate with the crowning of the 2005 BBC Sports Personality of the Year, following seven other awards: Team of the Year; Overseas Personality; Coach of the Year; Young Sports Personality of the Year; Unsung Hero; Helen Rollason award; and The Lifetime Achievement Award.
BBC Sport’s Sue Barker and Gary Lineker host the programme, live from BBC Television Centre, with stars from the world of sport in attendance.
Voting on the night for Sports Personality of the Year will take place via ‘phone, text, and – for digital viewers – through pressing the red button.
For further details of how to vote and other awards check www.bbc.co.uk/sportspersonality.
For further information:
BBC Sport Publicity
020 8225 9900
Sunday 11 December, BBC ONE, 8.00-10.00pm