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The BBC can confirm that BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards will take place in 2020.

The show, which will air on 20 December live from Media City in Salford, will not only celebrate the very best of elite sport this year but will also reflect how ordinary members of the public and Unsung Heroes all over the UK have used the power of sport to keep the nation going through challenging times.

The evening will champion the teams that triumphed despite the pandemic, sports stars that achieved greatness even with interrupted training schedules, and the coaches and local heroes that made it all possible.

Director of Sport, Barbara Slater, says: “As we know, it has been a strange and unprecedented year, but we have still been fortunate enough to see plenty of sporting highlights which we look forward to honouring on the night. The sixty-seventh BBC Sports Personality of the Year award promises to be another exciting and tough choice for audiences.”

Nominations for the BBC Unsung Hero awards 2020 are now open. To nominate your Unsung Hero and Young Unsung Hero by video, audio, online webform or via email, visit Entries close on Sunday 25 October at midnight.

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