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By Caroline Chapman

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  1. The moment Farah won

    BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017

    That's all, folks!

    We'll leave you with the golden moment from #SPOTY 2017.

    Thanks for all your votes and comments. Until next year...

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    Video caption: Sports Personality of the Year: Mo Farah
  2. The man in second

    BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017

    Jonathan Rea

    Three-time world champion Jonathan Rea has been telling 5 live his inspiration for getting into the world of Superbike racing:

    "My holidays weren't to Cornwall or Tenerife, they were to the Isle of Man or to watch the Northwest 200.

    "I just loved being around bikes, it was normal to me so I started in motocross and after 10 years I joined the rookies' programme and got a break on a 125cc motorcycle.

    "After four years, I was already in the world championship, so very, very grateful to each and every individual who's helped me along the way."

  3. 'Not now, son'

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    Watch as Sir Mo Farah's young son Hussein steals the limelight during his father's interview on Sports Personality of the Year 2017.

  4. Eighth in Strictly, third in SPOTY

    BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017

    Jonnie Peacock

    Oh, yeah, he won a 100m World Para-athletics gold medal as well.

    Quite the year for Jonnie Peacock.

    "It's been a slightly strange year for me and tonight has been absolutely surreal," he tells 5 live.

    "I think watching everybody do their piece, you see the incredible athletes we have in this country.

    "Every single person I was saying, right, they're above, so are they, just incredible names, so yes, it was a bit of a shock."

  5. Get Involved - #SPOTY

    BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017

    Dan Cooper: One Bradley Lowrey hits me deep. RIP little champ. Your legacy lives on.

    Leanne Dixon: So emotional watching Bradley's parents. Such amazing people still doing so much good. Bradley would be so proud.

    Adam Street: Wow, something in my eye

  6. Watch moving tribute to Bradley Lowery

    BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017

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    Video caption: Watch: SPOTY's moving tribute to Bradley Lowery

    Watch as Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery is posthumously honoured with the Helen Rollason award at Sports Personality of the Year 2017.

  7. Post update

    We're drawing SPOTY to a close now, but here are a few of the most memorable moments from the show...

  8. 'O’Sullivan looks to be getting better with age'

    Snooker review

    Shamoon Hafez

    BBC Sport

    Ronnie O'Sullivan poses with the UK Championship trophy after beating Shaun Murphy in the 2017 final

    2017 was dominated by two players – Ronnie O’Sullivan and Mark Selby.

    The year started with ‘The Rocket’ claiming a record seventh Masters title at Alexandra Palace, while runaway world number one Selby won his third world title in four years at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre in May. The Leicester man also won the International Open in China.

    Not content with making history in the capital, O’Sullivan equalled Steve Davis’ haul of six UK Championship titles in York earlier this month, in turn matching Stephen Hendry’s 18 major title triumphs.

    At 42, O’Sullivan looks to be getting better with age and after winning the English Open and Shanghai Masters events too, he is on 31 ranking titles, six adrift of Hendry’s record.

    That will be in his sights in 2018, as will the 1,000 mark for centuries compiled - he currently leads the way with 920 in his professional career.

    A special mention for Welshman Mark Williams, who ended a six-year drought for ranking titles at the Northern Ireland Open last month, edging out Chinese 17-year-old Yan Bingtao who was one frame away from becoming the youngest ever winner of a ranking event.

  9. 'Garcia's Masters win the golf story of the year'

    Golf review

    Iain Carter

    BBC Sport golf correspondent

    Golf continued to be dominated by the the younger generation in 2017 and by the end of the year seven of the world's top 10 men were under the age of 30.

    Three of the four majors were won by Americans in the their 20s but it was the charismatic Spaniard, Sergio Garcia, who produced the golf story of 2017 with his Masters triumph. Beating Justin Rose in a play-off yielded his first major title at the 74th attempt.

    Jordan Spieth's Open triumph came thanks to an outrageous bogey after taking a penalty drop among the range trucks on the 13th hole of his final round. He then reeled off a sensational run of birdie, eagle, birdie, birdie to fend off Matt Kuchar's challenge.

    Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas also became first-time major winners while Southport's Tommy Fleetwood enjoyed the season of his life - the 26-year-old won the European Tour's Race to Dubai.

    In the women's game the US dominated the Solheim Cup to retain the trophy while a television viewer's intervention led to Lexi Thompson's four-stroke penalty for incorrectly replacing her ball. It cost her a major title at the ANA Inspiration and prompted a change in the rules.

  10. Asher-Smith says thank you

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    British 100m and 200m record-holder Dina Asher-Smith was on the red carpet earlier this evening saying thanks to one very dedicated volunteer.

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    Video caption: Dina Asher-Smith says thanks
  11. 'Jones revolution continues but All Blacks remain on top of world'

    Rugby union review

    Chris Jones

    BBC Radio 5 live rugby union reporter

    England captain Dylan Hartley lifts the 2017 Six Nations trophy

    Before the Lions tour, England clinched successive Six Nations titles as the Eddie Jones revolution continued apace - although a Grand Slam did elude the England men. England women did complete a Grand Slam, as they won their first Six Nations title since 2012.

    Saracens are on their way to creating a European dynasty after defending the Champions Cup, while there were two new, and popular, winners of the domestic titles in Exeter and the Scarlets.

    The November internationals confirmed England and Ireland's status as world forces, while Scotland's improvement is marked, but even a New Zealand team in something of a transition swept apart their northern hemisphere opposition. The gap may have narrowed, but the All Blacks remain on top of the rugby world, with their Under-20s and women's side the Black Ferns also world champions.

    With the sport in its third decade of professionalism, the powers-that-be also face a number of growing crises, with the rate of injury and concussion frightening, and players and authorities at loggerheads over player welfare. Increasingly, money is talking, with the 2023 World Cup being awarded to France despite a World Rugby recommendation, while the lure of cash in Europe has weakened great rugby nations like South Africa and Samoa.

    In one sense, the game has never been in a stronger, more vibrant place; in another, never in a more worrying one.

  12. The soundtrack to the show

    BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017

    Don't forget, If you liked any of the music you hear tonight, you'll find the track on the Sports Personality playlist, compiled by BBC Music.

    It's all here.

  13. Post update

    Anna Thompson

    BBC Sport at the Echo Arena

    Another SPOTY over...There's a lot of ticker tape to clear up

  14. 'Master trainer O'Brien dominates on the Flat'

    Horse racing review

    Frank Keogh

    BBC Sport

    Aidan O'Brien celebrates training Wings Of Eagles to Epsom Derby victory with jockey Padraig Beggy

    A master trainer and some leading ladies were among the racing highlights of 2017.

    Aidan O’Brien (above, right) passed Bobby Frankel’s world record of 25 Group One victories in a year, including a 40-1 Derby triumph with Wings Of Eagles.

    Enable, ridden by the resurgent Frankie Dettori for John Gosden, became the first British-trained filly to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

    And female trainers secured the two big races over the jumps – Sizing John winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup for Jessica Harrington, while Lucinda Russell saddled One For Arthur to claim the Grand National.

    Oddest tale? The ‘wrong horse’ landing odds of 50-1 at Yarmouth. The ‘winner’ Mandarin Princess was disqualified after it turned out she was in fact stablemate Millie’s Kiss.

  15. 'Gobsmacked' coach gets surprise visit from Cookey

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    Video caption: Cookey was there to say a big thank you to Scarfe, who works in a school in the day and th

    Former England netball captain Pamela Cookey pays a surprise visit to Michelle Scarf, coach of Winwood Juniors netball team in Crosby, Merseyside.

    Cookey was there to say a big thank you to Scarf, who works as an autism support manager in a mainstream school during the day and then coaches the team four nights a week.

    The squad started off with just five girls but now, four years on, boasts 95 members.

    If you know a volunteer who deserves a mention, use #BigThankYou during BBC Sport Personality of the Year and join the nation in applauding the Unsung Heroes of grassroots sport.

  16. Get Involved - #SPOTY

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  17. 'Chelsea convincing Premier League winners as England head to Russia'

    Football review

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    Chelsea players celebrate winning the 2016-17 Premier League

    England and their latest manager Gareth Southgate enjoyed a highly satisfactory 2017 as they secured qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia – but there was bitter disappointment for Northern Ireland, Euro 2016 semi-finalists Wales and Scotland as they failed to reach the showpiece.

    Chelsea were convincing winners of the Premier League in Antonio Conte’s first season while Arsene Wenger prepared the ground for extending his managerial stay at Arsenal for another two years by beating the champions in the FA Cup final, the Gunners’ third win in four years.

    In Scotland, Brendan Rodgers enjoyed a remarkable first season as Celtic manager as they won the title by remaining unbeaten over 38 games, winning 34, while claiming the crown with 106 points. They also won the League Cup and the Scottish Cup.

    Jose Mourinho’s first season at Manchester United was regarded as a disappointment in a Premier League context as they finished sixth. The serial collector of trophies still demonstrated he had the silver touch by winning the League Cup final against Southampton at Wembley as well as the Europa League with a 2-0 victory over Ajax in Amsterdam, ensuring Champions League football returned to Old Trafford this season.

    It was the start of a resurgence for Premier League clubs in Europe’s elite tournament as all five representatives – Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham – reached the knockout phase.

  18. Farah victory overdue, says Radcliffe

    BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017

    Women's world marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe speaking on BBC Radio 5 live and is asked whether Mo Farah's victory was long overdue:

    "Yes. If we judge it on achievements alone, he probably should have won it a long time ago.

    "Maybe it took people getting a better glimpse of his true personality. Seeing him be so genuine with kids may have helped as well."

  19. 'Mo needs world records'

    BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017

    John Inverdale asks multiple Olympic and world championship winner Michael Johnson the million dollar question: Did you expect Mo Farah's name to be read out?

    "I expected that it should - but I was doubtful that it would," is his diplomatic answer.

    Now that his track career has ended, where does Johnson place Farah in the pantheons of greats?

    "That's a tough one. When you're talking globally, I think the difficultly of placing him up there among the greats of all time is he doesn't hold any world records - and that's the only problem."

  20. Torvill and Dean say thanks

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    In 1984, figure skating pair Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean were named joint Sports Personality of the Year.

    Now 34 years later, the two of them are in Liverpool and have a special message for those behind the scene who help make sport happen.

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    Video caption: Torvill and Dean say a big thank you