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Ten contenders have been named on the shortlist for the 2007 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton, boxers Ricky Hatton and Joe Calzaghe, plus athletes Paula Radcliffe and Christine Ohuruogu are among the contenders.

Golfer Justin Rose, motorcyclist James Toseland, tennis player Andy Murray and England rugby stars Jonny Wilkinson and Jason Robinson complete the candidates.

A public phone vote decides the winner during the show on Sunday 9 December.

Millions of viewers are set to tune in for the star-studded programme hosted by Gary Lineker, Sue Barker and Adrian Chiles.

An audience of nearly 8,000 people at the NEC in Birmingham will see a range of awards being presented at the sell-out show.


Presenters Adrian Chiles, Sue Barker and Gary Lineker
When: 1900 GMT, 9 Dec
Where: NEC, Birmingham
Channel: BBC One
Full coverage also on Radio 5 Live and BBC Sport website

Hamilton is rated favourite by the bookmakers to win the trophy, which was lifted by world equestrian champion Zara Phillips in 2006.

Second favourite with the bookies is Hatton, who fights Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas less than 24 hours before the vote takes place.

The shortlist was drawn up by canvassing the top 10 selections of more than 30 sporting experts, including a range of newspaper editors.

Three current world champions and three runners-up are on the shortlist, with a total of seven sports represented:

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Joe Calzaghe - Undisputed world super-middleweight boxing champion.

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Lewis Hamilton - World championship runner-up in his rookie Formula One season.

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Ricky Hatton - Fights Floyd Mayweather for WBC world title on eve of show.

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Andy Murray - Broke into the world top 10 despite an injury that ruled him out of Wimbledon.

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Christine Ohuruogu - Returned from one-year ban for missing three drugs tests to land world 400m title in Osaka.

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Paula Radcliffe - Won the New York Marathon just 10 months after giving birth to a baby daughter.

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Jason Robinson - Retired after playing key part in England making the Rugby World Cup final.

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Justin Rose - Captured golf's European Order of Merit title.

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James Toseland - Claimed the World Superbikes Championship for the second time.

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Jonny Wilkinson - Shrugged off injury to help England to Rugby World Cup final.

For the second year running, no footballer has made the list - Northern Ireland's record-breaking striker David Healy and Scotland star James McFadden did not gain enough votes.


EDITORS' BLOG
There will be much debate over who should win the coveted title

Sports Personality show editor Carl Doran

Frankie Dettori was among the award favourites earlier in the year, but does not feature despite his emotional Derby win on Authorized.

Joint champion jockey Seb Sanders, who shared the title with Jamie Spencer, was the 11th most popular choice in the nominations.

In addition to the main honour, there will also be several other awards, including the Top Team prize.

Other winners announced on the night and decided by judging panels will include Coach of the Year, Overseas Personality and Young Personality.

And the Sports Unsung Hero honour, supported by Robinsons, goes to a volunteer who has made a real difference to a club or team.

The BBC also gifts two special honours - lifetime achievement, and the Helen Rollason Award for achievement in the face of adversity.
 

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I was close to making a betting thread for this but Hamilton is 1/3 to win it - so
this makes it a bit pointless really, lol.....

He should win it really - for his first season he did very well........even if you don't
(apostrophe) like him you can't (apostrophe) deny that :p
 

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i think steve mclaren should win it just for pure entertainment value........ he might not of done a lot for us but he sure give the rest of europe a good laugh (at us )
 

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andycole9 said:
i think steve mclaren should win it just for pure entertainment value........ he might not of done a lot for us but he sure give the rest of europe a good laugh (at us )
LMFAO......

Also, the way the ITV commentators go on about Crouch, it's a wonder he wasn't nominated.....:D
 

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andycole9 said:
i think steve mclaren should win it just for pure entertainment value........ he might not of done a lot for us but he sure give the rest of europe a good laugh (at us )
Fair play to you Mr Cole, lol.....

At least you now see the funny side of it......

And as the song says......

Thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiings can only get better :p
 

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carlyluvsunited said:
I was close to making a betting thread for this but Hamilton is 1/3 to win it - so
this makes it a bit pointless really, lol.....

He should win it really - for his first season he did very well........even if you don't
(apostrophe) like him you can't (apostrophe) deny that :p
shut up bloody english learning all the time make me crazy girl :p
 
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sianluvsunited said:
tu vorbesti romaneste ? foarte buna ! engleza simplu da, da
Nu Eu nu înþeleg Român hehe, just kidding :)

it de român , eu am un prieten de acolo
 

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if hatton beats mayweather theres no competition, even if he looses but puts in a respectable performance, theres no competition, hatton all the way, he may be blue but he's one hell o a fighter, youve got this red behind u for this and the fight.

anybody else plannin to watch the fight just out of interest? Go Hatton
 
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I agree I think Hatton will win the award, I'm not so sure about him winning the fight though. We always watch the boxing in my local pub, good nights, the bar stays open til about 3.30 am so I'll definitely be watching it :)
 

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i want and think hatton will win the fight aswel, i soooo wanna watch it, but i think im gona have to watch it on the internet though
 
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mulletsneverdie said:
nice one, pfff to you then doubting the mighty hatton, mayweather will be eatin dirt in hattons finest hour, im gonna go put a tenner on hatton
Try to find an American bookie, they think Hatton has no chance so you will get great odds ;)
 

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mulletsneverdie said:
if hatton beats mayweather theres no competition, even if he looses but puts in a respectable performance, theres no competition, hatton all the way, he may be blue but he's one hell o a fighter, youve got this red behind u for this and the fight.

anybody else plannin to watch the fight just out of interest? Go Hatton
It's about 12 hours after the hatton fight so he has no chance if it was a week later and he beat floyd he would be the favourite by a mile.
 

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rydersonthestorm said:
It's about 12 hours after the hatton fight so he has no chance if it was a week later and he beat floyd he would be the favourite by a mile.
Yes this is true......

This is why Hatton is nowhere in the betting for the award....

If he does win this then next year he will be right there with a chance :)

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Nu Eu nu înþeleg Român hehe, just kidding :)

it de român , eu am un prieten de acolo
Close...good effort...

Nu inteleg Romaneste. Eu am un prieten Roman de acolo :)

Now English only or AJ gets all uptight.......

And that goes for you too Sian girl......or I kick your butt missy :p
 
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