The shortlist for this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year is perhaps the strongest ever seen.
There was a rush of gold medallists from London 2012 - including era-defining performances by Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis and Ben Ainslie - but the Olympics was just the start.
Bradley Wiggins became the first Briton to win the Tour de France while Andy Murray the first British man to win a Grand Slam singles title for well over half a century. The fact that both picked up Olympic golds as well says it all.
Poor old Rory McIlroy won a Major championship at the US PGA, was part of a genuinelyRead More »from The Sports Personalities of the Year who should never have been