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The 68th BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards will take place at Media City, Salford on Sunday 19 December.

Presenting the BBC One show in front of a live studio audience and millions more at home, Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, Gabby Logan and Alex Scott will celebrate a sensational 12 months of incredible sporting action.

Director of Sport, Barbara Slater, says: “With sporting events getting back to some normality and our teams and athletes achieving great things, this year has been one of the most memorable for many reasons...

"The awards ceremony in Salford will have a lot to reflect on and it’s something the whole BBC Sport team are looking forward to delivering on December 19."

Nominations for this year’s Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Award are open until Sunday October 17. The award is supported by Made by Sport, an organisation that champions the power of sport to change lives and raises vital funds to support it.

The Unsung Hero award celebrates individuals that give up their own free time to help others take part in grassroots sports. To put forward your nomination, simply visit:

Further announcements about BBC Sports Personality of the Year will be made in due course.

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