Contenders revealed for Sports Personality

Here are the six contenders for the 2020 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award 👇 #SPOTY

12/1/2020 10:48:00 PM

Here are the six contenders for the 2020 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award 👇 SPOTY

A shortlist of six contenders is announced for the 2020 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

All six contenders have been named for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2020A shortlist of six contenders has been announced for the 2020 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.The nominees are cricketer Stuart Broad, jockey Hollie Doyle, boxer Tyson Fury, Formula 1's Lewis Hamilton, footballer Jordan Henderson and snooker star Ronnie O'Sullivan.

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Voting will be open to the public during the Sports Personality programme on BBC One on Sunday, 20 December.The show is being broadcast live from Media City in Salford.How the Sports Personality contenders were revealedFootball pundit Alex Scott will join the presenting line-up alongside Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan to look back on a truly unusual year of sport in front of a huge virtual audience and millions of BBC One viewers.

The ceremony will champion the teams that triumphed despite the pandemic, sports stars that achieved greatness even with interrupted schedules and the coaches and local heroes that made it possible.The public can vote by phone or online on the night for the main award, with full details announced during the show.

Other awards to be announced include Team and Coach of the Year, World Sport Star of the Year and Unsung Hero, while Manchester United forwardin recognition of his work to raise awareness of child food poverty in the UK.Who are the Sports Personality contenders?

After being dropped for the opening match of the summer series against West Indies, the Nottinghamshire fast bowler returned for the final two Tests - both won by England - and took 16 wickets at an average of 10.93 to pass 500 for his career. He is seventh in the list of all-time Test wicket-takers.

More on Stuart BroadBroke her own record for the number of winners ridden by a British woman in a year, rode a historic double on British Champions Day, became the first woman to ride five winners on the same card and claimed her first victory at Royal Ascot. Doyle was named Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year.

More on Hollie DoyleThe self-styled 'Gypsy King' became a two-time world heavyweight champion with a devastating defeat of Deontay Wilder to claim the WBC title in their Las Vegas rematch in February. Victory for the Manchester-born fighter marked another stage in his remarkable comeback after a battle with depression and drugs.

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More on Tyson FuryOne of F1's all-time great drivers, he equalled Michael Schumacher's record of seven world titles with his fourth consecutive championship in 2020. En route, the Stevenage-born driver - who holds the record for most pole positions - surpassed the German's total of 91 grand prix victories.

More on Lewis HamiltonCaptained runaway leaders Liverpool to win their first league title since 1990, by a margin of 19 points, a year after lifting the Champions League trophy. The Sunderland-born midfielder, who has been capped 58 times by England, was also named the Football Writers' men's player of the year.

More on Jordan HendersonWon his sixth world title at the Crucible to become the oldest champion for more than 40 years and cement his place as one snooker's greatest players. 'The Rocket' has secured more events (37) and Triple Crown event titles (20) than anyone else in history. The Essex potter is nominated for the BBC award for the first time in his 28-year career.

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bbcnews BBCSport 1 alarming omission in an unprecedented year is MarcusRashford Didn't set world alight on the pitch but some outstanding work to tackle 'Ignorance' over child poverty? (Not mentioning any names) An issue that won't be far away in 2021 vaccine role out or not Hamilton's car gets my vote

What about Nivaldo? Crap. Who has chosen these ? Holly only one who has been exceptional in her field tje others are all has beens Got to he Hollie Doyle One woman? Hardly representative of sport in 2020, is it? 😦 BBC SPOTY Tyson Fury by a million miles How can Hamilton win sport personality? Anything with a motorcar or wearing of a boilersuit should not be classed as sport. If your neighbour has a better car then you he is gonna win.

And no again. SIX times World Superbike Champion....... Personality. Hamilton. 🤔 Lol Tyson Fury? The guy who got caught having a line so lied and said he only had it because he was depressed and suicidal 😂😂😂 bit of disappointment Rashford couldn't be added to list in main award. extraordinary 23 yr old getting government to switch policy twice

What an unnecessary award How's no one talking about Rob Burrow being a contender, he's continuously fought motor neurones disease and still fighting on, he should be on the list MINIMUM so to not even be there is a disgrace NEVER MIND ALL THAT JAZZ, GET A LOAD OF THIS It's Christmasss tiiimmmeeee!!! MFC by Doctor Zee

Ronnie for me. Seem to have overlooked the Motorcycle world again. Tyson_Fury is the people's champion🥊🇬🇧 What about our cycling grand tour winners, O’Sullivan for me Is Lewis Hamilton nominated for overseas sports personality? I am a lifelong F1, 50+ years fan so it has to Stuart Broad. Hamilton has an over inflated ego and a desperate need for publicity and fan worship. does not deserve to win

Go Hollie! Ronnie O'Sullivan! Hope Hamilton wins, just to annoy the gammons Will the winner have to kneel when accepting the award? Surely Hamilton should be eligible for the (tax haven) Monaco's Sports Personality Award. Rob Burrow Only one obvious winner. Lewis Hamilton. Well deserved. The key word here is ' personality ', sportsperson is different.... SPOTY

Rob7Burrow for the Helen Rollason award? On achievement this year it has to be Hamilton. For me though, Sports PERSONALITY of the year has definitely been MarcusRashford for his superb campaigning. 🌟 Hopefully those responsible for infringement of human rights will be charged including police and their administrators Join your Freedom Party Quote Tweet

🤮🤮🤮 A real poor quality list. I am waiting for Rashford who has achieved nothing on the field of play. He can be added to the body coach who is not a sportsperson Go Fury Tyson Fury if the public vote. Lewis Hamilton if the Woke BBC decides. For Personality it's Fury. For Achievement it's Hamilton. my 'umble opinion.

I can't wait not to watch that show. Is it important for sports personality’s to have...personality? It's must be a seriously awful year if Hamilton and Jordan Henderson make the list. Obviously it’s Lewis Hamilton who should get SPOTY. Who gives a stuff our freedoms have been stolen All the best! Doyle - has to be.

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