Team GB's London 2012 gold medal heroes dominate the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year shortlist but who will win on Sunday?

Double-gold medallists Mo Farah and 2008 SPOTY winner Sir Chris Hoy head the list of Olympians, which also features heptathlete Jessica Ennis and boxer Nicola Adams. Sailor Ben Ainslie, who won his fourth gold and Katherine Grainger, who won her first Olympic title at the fourth attempt, are among the 12-man shortlist.

Ellie Simmonds, who won two swimming events at the Paralympics, is listed with fellow Paralympians David Weir, who took four golds at the games, and Sarah Storey, another quadruple winner.

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  • 2012 US Open - Day 15

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Andy Murray of Great Britain kisses the US Open championship trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the men's singles final match on Day Fifteen of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Murray defeated Djokovic 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

  • TEN-US OPEN-MURRAY-DJOKOVIC

    Andy Murray of Great Britain (3) with trophy after he wins against Novak Djokovic of Serbia (2) during their 2012 US Open men's singles finals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 10, 2012. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)

  • TEN-US OPEN-MURRAY-DJOKOVIC

    Andy Murray of Great Britain (3) with trophy after he wins against Novak Djokovic of Serbia (2) during their 2012 US Open men's singles finals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 10, 2012. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/GettyImages)

  • TEN-US OPEN-DJOKOVIC-MURRAY

    Andy Murray of Britain holds the trophy after his 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 win over Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men's singles final match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament September 10, 2012 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

  • TEN-US OPEN-DJOKOVIC-MURRAY

    Andy Murray of Britain kisses the trophy after his 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2 win over Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men's singles final match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament September 10, 2012 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

  • London Olympic Games - Day 9

    Great Britain's Andy Murray with his gold medal after beating Switzerland's Roger Federer in the final at Wimbledon, London.

  • London Olympic Games - Day 9

    Great Britain's Andy Murray with his gold medal after beating Switzerland's Roger Federer in the Men's Final at Wimbledon, London.

  • Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates a

    Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after winning the men's singles gold medal match of the London 2012 Olympic Games by defeating Switzerland's Roger Federer, at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on August 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Olympics Day 9 - Tennis

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Andy Murray of Great Britain celebrates after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in the Men's Singles Tennis Gold Medal Match on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on August 5, 2012 in London, England. Murray defeated Federer in the gold medal match in straight sets 2-6, 1-6, 4-6. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • London Olympic Games - Day 9

    Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates beating Switzerland's Roger Federer in the Men's Final at Wimbledon, London.

  • Le Tour de France 2012 - Stage Twenty

    PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 22: Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain and SKY Procycling celebrates on a processional lap after winning the 2012 Tour de France after the twentieth and final stage of the 2012 Tour de France, from Rambouillet to the Champs-Elysees on July 22, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

  • Le Tour de France 2012 - Stage Twenty

    PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 22: Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain and SKY Procycling celebrates on a processional lap after winning the 2012 Tour de France after the twentieth and final stage of the 2012 Tour de France, from Rambouillet to the Champs-Elysees on July 22, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

  • Cycling - Tour de France 2012 - Stage 19 - Bonneval - Chartres

    Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins of Sky Pro Cycling celebrates retaining the yellow jersey and winning during Stage 19 between Bonneval and Chartres, France.

  • Cycling - Tour de France 2012 - Stage 20 - Rambouillet - Paris

    Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins of Sky Pro Racing celebrates on the winners podium after winning the 2012 Tour de France in Paris.

  • Le Tour de France 2012 - Stage Nineteen

    CHARTRES, FRANCE - JULY 21: Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain and SKY Procycling punches the air with delight as he celebrates winning the stage and securing the yellow jersey of the general classification during stage nineteen of the 2012 Tour de France, a 53.5km time trial from Bonneval to Chartres on July 21, 2012 in Chartres, France. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

  • Olympics Day 5 - Cycling - Road

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Gold medallist Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain celebrates during the victory ceremony after the Men's Individual Time Trial Road Cycling on day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

  • London Olympic Games - Day 5

    Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins sits on the throne as he celebrates winning the Men's Individual Time Trial on day five of the London Olympic Games at Hampton Court Palace, London.

  • London Olympic Games - Day 5

    Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins sits on the throne as he celebrates winning the Men's Individual Time Trial on day five of the London Olympic Games at Hampton Court Palace, London.

  • London Olympic Games - Day 5

    Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins celebrates winning the Men's Individual Time Trial on day five of the London Olympic Games at Hampton Court Palace, London.

  • Olympics Day 7 - Rowing

    WINDSOR, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals draped in a Union Jack during the medal ceremony for the Women's Double Sculls final on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on August 3, 2012 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

  • Announcement Of The Rowing Athletes Named in Team GB for the London 2012 Olympic Games

    WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JUNE 06: Katherine Grainger poses for a portrait during the Announcement Of The Rowing Athletes Named in Team GB for the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Harte and Garter Hotel on June 6, 2012 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

  • Great Britain's Anna Watkins (L) and Kat

    Great Britain's Anna Watkins (L) and Katherine Grainger celebrate after winning the gold medal in the women's double sculls final of the rowing event during the London 2012 Olympic Games, at Eton Dorney Rowing Centre in Eton, west of London, on August 3, 2012. AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER (Photo credit should read DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Olympics Day 7 - Rowing

    WINDSOR, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: Katherine Grainger of Great Britain celebrates with her gold medal during the medal ceremony for the Women's Double Sculls final on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on August 3, 2012 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

  • Great Britain's Anna Watkins (L) and Kat

    Great Britain's Anna Watkins (L) and Katherine Grainger pose on their boat after receiving their gold medals for the women's double sculls final A of the rowing event during the London 2012 Olympic Games, at Eton Dorney Rowing Centre in Eton, west of London, on August 3, 2012. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Olympics Day 7 - Rowing

    WINDSOR, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals during the medal ceremony for the Women's Double Sculls final on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on August 3, 2012 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

  • Olympics & Paralympics Team GB - London 2012 Victory Parade

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: British Olympic gold medal winning rower Katherine Grainger takes part in the Olympics & Paralympics Team GB victory parade through central London on September 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

  • Olympics & Paralympics Team GB - London 2012 Reception

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: British Olympic gold medal winning rower Katherine Grainger poses during the reception for Team GB and Paralympic GB athletes on September 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

  • Scots Olympics parade

    Rowing Olympian Gold Medallist, Katherine Grainger acknowledges the crowd during the official victory parade for Scotland's Olympic and Paralympic teams in Glasgow.

  • London Olympic Games - Day 7

    Great Britain's Katherine Grainger celebrates with her medal after winning gold in the women's double sculls with Anna Watkins (out of picture) at Eton Dorney Rowing Lake, Windsor.

  • 2012 London Paralympics - Day 5 - Swimming

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Eleanor Simmonds of Great Britain shows her gold medal after winning the Women's 200m Individual Medley - SM6 final on day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau-WPA Pool/Getty Images)

  • 2012 London Paralympics - Day 5 - Swimming

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Gold medallist Eleanor Simmonds of Great Britain poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 200m Individual Medley - SM6 finalon day 5 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 3, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

  • 2012 London Paralympics - Day 6 - Swimming

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 04: Bronze medallist Eleanor Simmonds of Great Britain posse on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 50m Freestyle - S6 finalon day 6 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

  • 2012 London Paralympics - Day 6 - Swimming

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 04: Eleanor Simmonds of Great Britain celebrates after winning the bronze in the Women's 50m Freestyle - S6 final on day 6 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

  • 2012 London Paralympics - Day 10 - Swimming

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: Eleanor Simmonds of Great Britain celebrates winning the silver after competing in the Women's 100m Freestyle - S6 final on day 10 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 8, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

  • 2012 London Paralympics - Day 10 - Swimming

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: Eleanor Simmonds of Great Britain looks on after her Women's 100 Freestyle - S6 heat on day 10 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 8, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

  • 2012 London Paralympics - Day 10 - Swimming

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: Eleanor Simmonds of Great Britain competes in the Women's 100 Freestyle - S6 heats on day 10 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 8, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

  • 2012 London Paralympics - Day 10 - Swimming

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: Eleanor Simmonds of Great Britain prepares to compete in the Women's 100 Freestyle - S6 heats on day 10 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Aquatics Centre on September 8, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

  • 45-medal haul predicted for Team GB

    File photo dated 01/19/12 of Great Britain's Eleanor Simmonds receiving her Gold medal during the presentation ceremony for the Women's 400m Freestyle - S6 Final at the Aquatics Centre, London.

  • London Paralympic Games - Day 5

    Great Britain's Eleanor Simmonds celebrates with her Gold Medal after winning the Women's 200m IM - SM6 at the Aquatics Centre, London.

  • OLY-2012-PARALYMPICS-ATHLETICS

    Britain's David Weir celebrates winning gold in the men's 800m T54 final during the athletics competition at the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in east London on September 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/GettyImages)

  • 2012 London Paralympics - Day 8 - Athletics

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 06: David Weir of Great Britain wins gold in the Men's 800m - T54 Final on day 8 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • 2012 London Paralympics - Day 11 - Athletics Marathon

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: David Weir of Great Britain celebrates winning the Men's T54 Marathon on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

  • 2012 London Paralympics - Day 11 - Athletics Marathon

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: David Weir of Great Britain crosses the finishing line to claim his fourth gold medal of the Paralympic Games in the Men's T54 Marathon on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

  • 2012 London Paralympics - Day 11 - Athletics Marathon

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: David Weir of Great Britain poses with his fourth gold medal of the Paralympic Games after victory in the Men's T54 Marathon on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

  • 2012 London Paralympics - Day 11 - Athletics Marathon

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 09: David Weir of Great Britain poses with his fourth gold medal of the Paralympic Games after victory in the Men's T54 Marathon on day 11 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Olympic Stadium on September 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

  • OLY-2012-PARALYMPICS-ATHLETICS

    Great Britain's David Weir looks on after winning the men's Marathon T54 race at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in central London on September 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)

  • OLY-2012-PARALYMPICS-ATHLETICS

    Great Britain's David Weir receives his gold medal for winning the men's Marathon T54 race at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in central London on September 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Olympics & Paralympics Team GB - London 2012 Victory Parade

    LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 10: British Paralympic gold medal winning wheelchair athlete David Weir wears his four gold medals as he waves to the fans during the London 2012 Victory Parade for Team GB and Paralympic GB athletes on September 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

  • London Paralympic Games - Day 8

    Great Britain's David Weir celebrates with his gold after winning the Men's 800m - T5, during the Paralympic Games in London.

  • Cancan Ren of China (in red) defends aga

    Cancan Ren of China (in red) defends against Nicola Adams of Great Britain (in blue) during the women's boxing Flyweight final of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena August 9, 2012 in London. Adams won the first ever women's Olympic flyweight final with a 16-7 win over China's world champion Ren Cancan to claim the hosts' first boxing gold. AFP PHOTO / Jack GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/GettyImages)

  • London Olympic Games - Day 13

    Great Britain's Nicola Adams with her gold medal after her fight with China's Canacan Ren during the Women's fly 55kg fight in he South Arena 2 in the Excel Arena, London.

Favourite Bradley Wiggins, who became the first Briton to win the Tour de France and won his seventh Olympic gold, is joined by Andy Murray, another London Games gold medallist London who ended Britain's 76-year wait for a male Grand Slam singles with his US Open win, along with USPGA champion and Ryder Cup hero Rory McIlroy.

The event, at London's 15,000-capacity ExCeL, promises to be the biggest in the programme's 59-year history after a golden year for British sport.

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