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Summary

  1. Facebook live reaction with Gabby Logan
  2. Sports Personality shortlist announced on The One Show

Live Reporting

By Marc Higginson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight!

    We're off now, but here's a Facebook live with Gabby Logan, who revealed the shortlist on The One Show a short time ago.

    Thanks for joining us tonight.

    View more on facebook
  2. Post update

    If you fancy a trip down memory lane, there's an iWonder guide looking at SPOTY's most memorable moments here.

    It's worth a gander for this video of a horse in the studio.

    Health and Safety wouldn't be too keen on that these days!

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  3. How to vote

    And full details of how you will be able to vote on the night can be found here.

    No excuses!

  4. Meet the contenders

    Now you need to start thinking about who to vote for.

    I can help you with that big decision. A little bit, anyway.

    Head to our profiles page, where you will find details of the achievements of each of our contenders.

  5. Facebook live

    Don't love us and leave us now you've got what you wanted. Stick around for some Facebook live reaction with Gabby Logan. We'll stream that here from 19:30 GMT approx.

  6. Don't forget...

    And here's a little reminder that, in addition to the main prize, there will also be seven other awards:

    • Team of the Year
    • Coach of the Year
    • Overseas Sports Personality of the Year
    • Young Sports Personality of the Year
    • Helen Rollason Award for outsanding achievement in the face of adversity
    • Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Get Inspired Unsung Hero
  7. Who picked the 16 names?

    The shortlist was compiled by a 12-member panel:

    • Representatives from BBC Sport: Barbara Slater (Director, BBC Sport), Philip Bernie (Head of TV Sport) and Carl Doran (Executive Editor, BBC Sports Personality of the Year)
    • Former nominees of an award: Ryan Giggs, Victoria Pendleton and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson
    • Representative from BBC Radio 5 live: Amy Lawrence
    • Pan-sports broadcaster: Ore Oduba
    • Representatives from sports journalism: David James (Sunday Mirror/Sunday People), Adam Sills (Daily/Sunday Telegraph) and Alison Kervin (Mail on Sunday)
    • Representative from UK sports industry: Liz Nicholl (Chief Executive, UK Sport)
  8. Save the date

    A little reminder that the winner of the award will be crowned on 18 December. Here's your shortlist in picture form once more...

    SPOTY 2016
  9. Post update

    So there you have it.

    Sixteen of sport's highest achievers in this wonderful year of competition.

  10. Sports Personality nominee

    Dame Sarah Storey
  11. Sports Personality nominee

    Alistair Brownlee
  12. Sports Personality nominee

    Mo Farah
  13. Sports Personality nominee

    Jason Kenny
  14. Sports Personality nominee

    Laura Kenny
  15. Sports Personality nominee

    Kadeena Cox
  16. Sports Personality nominee

    Adam Peaty
  17. Sports Personality nominee

    Max Whitlock
  18. Sports Personality nominee

    Nicola Adams
  19. Sports Personality nominee

    Danny Willett