Sports Personality of the Year 2014: the shortlist

Find out more about the 10 contenders for this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year, from Lewis Hamilton and Rory McIlroy to Lizzy Yarnold and Max Whitlock

Here they are, the ten (make that 11 this year) best sportsmen and women in the UK as announced on The One Show this Monday evening.


The BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014 shortlist contains three Winter Olympic gold medallists, two European champions, a gold medal-winning gymnast and world champion dressage rider.

Add to that one Champions League winner, a super-middleweight boxing champion, a Formula 1 World Champion and an Open Championship-winning golfer.

That’s a lot of champions from just one sporting year.

Check out the list below, and click on the names to see more about all the stars nominated this year, and find out who they think deserves to win Sports Personality this year.

Voting begins on the night itself, on Sunday 14 December. Voting details and numbers will be announced on the night, but you can register to vote online in advance.

Read more in this week’s Radio Times magazine, available from Tuesday 25 November, and let us know what you think of the list in the comments below.


Finally, cast your vote early in our (entirely unofficial!) poll at the bottom of the page.