Andy Murray  is the BBC Sports Personality of the Year for 2016.

Andy Murray  has been named the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016 through a public vote.

Andy Murray was the hot favourite for the big award, he was then confirmed after the result of the public vote was unveiled in a live ceremony at Birmingham’s Genting Arena.

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016
Andy Murray – BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016

Other contenders were boxer Nicola Adams, Gareth Bale, Alistair Brownlee, Sophie Christiansen, Kadeena Cox, Mo Farah, Jason Kenny, Laura Kenny, Andy Murray, Adam Peaty, Kate Richardson-Walsh, Nick Skelton, Dame Sarah Storey, Jamie Vardy, Max Whitlock and Danny Willett.
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016
Nominees for the 2016 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award.

The following awards were also presented at the event:

 Team of the Year: Leicester City FC

Coach of the Year: Claudio Ranieri 

Young Sports Personality of the Year: Ellie Robinson
Overseas Sports Personality of the Year 2016: Simone Biles

Life Achievement Award – Michael Phelps 

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016
Coach of the Year – Claudio Ranieri

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016
Young Sports Personality of the Year – Ellie Robinson

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016
Overseas Sports Personality of the Year 2016 – Simone Biles

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