sports personality of the year

Should there be separate SPOTY awards for men and women?
Zara Tindall, the SPOTY winner in 2006, with runners-up Beth Tweddle and Darren Clarke
In Brief

Should there be separate SPOTY awards for men and women?

There hasn’t been a female winner since Zara Tindall in 2006
23 Nov 2020
SPOTY 2019: how Ben Stokes reacted after winning public vote
England star Ben Stokes takes a moment in the dressing room after the Headingley Ashes Test
In Depth

SPOTY 2019: how Ben Stokes reacted after winning public vote

England cricket hero takes top award ahead of F1 champion Lewis Hamilton and sprinting star Dina Asher-Smith
16 Dec 2019
SPOTY 2018: Thomas wins ahead of Hamilton and Kane
Team Sky cyclist Geraint Thomas won the 2018 Tour de France
In Brief

SPOTY 2018: Thomas wins ahead of Hamilton and Kane

Racing driver Billy Monger and England football coach Gareth Southgate also honoured at the BBC awards
17 Dec 2018
Andy Murray wins broken trophy as SPOTY 'defies parody'
Jason Kenny and Laura Trott
In Depth

Andy Murray wins broken trophy as SPOTY 'defies parody'

The winner was unanimous but the 'mawkish' BBC end-of-year spectacular failed to win over all the critics
19 Dec 2016
Andy Murray wins SPOTY with twice as many votes as Brownlee
Andy Murray
In Depth

Andy Murray wins SPOTY with twice as many votes as Brownlee

Scot wins a record third award after an amazing 2016 that saw him win Wimbledon, Olympic gold and become world number one
19 Dec 2016
Can anyone beat odds-on favourite Andy Murray to SPOTY?
Andy Murray
In Depth

Can anyone beat odds-on favourite Andy Murray to SPOTY?

The shortlist of 16 is dominated by stars of Team GB after this summers Olympics and Paralympics, with Murray clear favourite
29 Nov 2016
Why Mo Farah might not win SPOTY – and why he shouldn't care
Gold medalist Mohamed Farah of Great Britain poses with his medals for the 10,000m and 5000m
In Depth

Why Mo Farah might not win SPOTY – and why he shouldn't care

Olympic hero rules himself out of the running for BBC award after a year of unprecedented sporting success
24 Aug 2016

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Andy Murray SPOTY triumph spares BBC a Fury 'nightmare'
Andy Murray SPOTY
In Depth

Andy Murray SPOTY triumph spares BBC a Fury 'nightmare'

Tennis star romps to Sports Personality of the Year as controversial boxer comes fourth
21 Dec 2015
SPOTY: Murray and Ennis-Hill favourites – but no cricketers
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In Depth

SPOTY: Murray and Ennis-Hill favourites – but no cricketers

Extended shortlist announced after a weekend of drama, but where are the Ashes-winning cricketers or disabled athletes?
1 Dec 2015
Andy Murray must win SPOTY for leading Britain to Davis Cup
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In Depth

Andy Murray must win SPOTY for leading Britain to Davis Cup

Andy Murray’s contribution to a successful Davis Cup campaign has established him as a British sporting great
30 Nov 2015
How did Lewis Hamilton beat Rory McIlroy to SPOTY award?
Lewis Hamilton at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards
In Depth

How did Lewis Hamilton beat Rory McIlroy to SPOTY award?

Golfers express surprise as F1 champion wins - but should he even be eligible?
15 Dec 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 27 Nov 2012
Daily Briefing

Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 27 Nov 2012

27 Nov 2012