BBC Sports Personality Of The Year 2018: What time does the event start tonight and who are the nominees?
BRITISH sporting stars are heading to Birmingham to celebrate anther fantastic year of achievement.
From England’s semi-final run in Russia to Lewis Hamilton’s historic fifth F1 world title, both individuals and teams will be celebrated at the glitzy ceremony.
Geraint Thomas proudly displays the Welsh flag after his historic Tour de France triumphPA:Press Association
When are the BBC SPOTY 2018 nominees revealed?
THIS year, nominees for the award will be revealed on the night itself.
With so many potential winners, the decision has been taken to do this to increase the tension for both the athletes and the watching public.
Director of BBC Sport Barbara Slater said: “Announcing the much-anticipated shortlist at the start of the show will add even another layer of excitement to what is set to be a thrilling night for everyone.”
Tyson Fury has made a remarkable comeback and is now in line to be nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awardReuters
The ceremony is set to be held at Birmingham’s Genting Arena on Sunday, December 16, starting at 7.30pm.
You can watch events unfold on BBC ONE, whilst SunSport will be running a LIVE BLOG to make sure you don’t miss a thing.
As well as the main award, there will be a number of others presented throughout the evening. These include:
Team of the Year
Coach of the Year
Helen Rollason award
BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award
World Sport Star of the Year
Greatest Sporting Moment of the Year
Who is the favourite to win?
CURRENTLY, World Cup golden boot winner Harry Kane is leading the betting according to sportnation.bet.
But hot on his heels are Geraint Thomas, Lewis Hamilton and Tyson Fury.
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