Ten of the UK's top sports stars have been nominated for this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
Hailing from four nations of the UK and representing six very different sports, the 10 have thrilled audiences around the world in 2011 and each now has a chance of being crowned the 58th BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
The winner will be selected by public vote during the live show from dock10 studios on Thursday, 22 December from 2000 GMT.
The shortlist (in alphabetical order) is: Mark Cavendish (cycling), Darren Clarke (golf), Alastair Cook (cricket), Luke Donald (golf), Mo Farah (athletics), Dai Greene (athletics), Amir Khan (boxing), Rory McIlroy (golf), Andy Murray (tennis), Andrew Strauss (cricket).
The shortlist of 10 contenders was put together by a panel of sports editors from national and regional newspapers and magazines.
Presented by Sue Barker, Gary Lineker and Jake Humphrey, the show will broadcast live on BBC One from dock10 in MediaCityUK, Salford, with some of the biggest names in world sport expected to attend.