After one of the greatest years in British sporting history, Sue Barker, Gary Lineker and Clare Balding present the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year, live from Excel London. In front of a crowd of over 15,000 people, this star-studded event will feature some of the greatest names in world sport, with the evening culminating in the presentation of one of the most coveted awards in sport, which is chosen by viewers live on the night. There are 12 contenders for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award this year to reflect such an extraordinary year.