Andy Murray is in the running for his third BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
The tennis star from Dunblane has been named on the shortlist, which is dominated by medallists from the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio.
This year has seen Murray, 29, not only win Wimbledon for the second time and retain his Olympic title, but he ends 2016 as the top ranking player having defeated Novak Djokovic in the ATP World Tour Finals.
He won the public vote last year and in 2013, and he will find out on December 18 if he has retained the sports personality title when the ceremony is aired on live television.
Among the hopefuls are golden couple Jason and Laura Kenny. The newlyweds have 10 Olympic gold medals for cycling between them.
Jason Kenny’s triple in Rio brought him equal with Sir Chris Hoy’s British record of six Olympic gold medals.
Mo Farah could be a popular choice, having become only the second man to retain the 5,000m and 10,000m titles.
Nicola Adams, the first British boxer to retain an Olympic crown in 92 years, is again in with a chance, having finished eighth in Sports Personality of the Year 2012.
Other Olympians to feature are gymnast Max Whitlock, triathlete Alistair Brownlee, swimmer Adam Peaty, hockey player Kate Richardson-Walsh and show jumper Nick Skelton.
They join Britian’s most decorated Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey, who has won 14 titles in swimming and cycling, and Paralympians Kadeena Cox and Sophie Christiansen.
Just three contenders are neither Olympians or Paralympians.
Real Madrid and Wales footballer Gareth Bale, who helped his national side to the semi finals of Euro 2016 is shortlisted.
The other footballer to get a mention is Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, whose strikes on target contributed to the team’s 5,000 to one Premier League triumph.
Danny Willett is the only golfer on the shortlist. Willett claimed a shock Masters win to become the first Brit in 20 years to lift the trophy at Augusta.
World champion boxer Carl Frampton has questioned whether the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year is “anti-Northern Ireland” after he and other local stars were omitted from the award’s shortlist.
The Belfast fighter, who in 2016 unified super bantamweight world titles before moving up a division to win a featherweight world title, claimed he would have been selected on the 16-strong list if he was English.
Frampton’s remarks came as Democratic Unionist MP Ian Paisley vowed to raise concerns around the absence of Northern Ireland nominees at Westminster.
As well as a regional basis, Frampton suggested the selection was also potentially “anti-boxing”.