BBC Sports Personality of the Year: One Last Contest After The Marvels of 2012

London 2012 Olympic Gold Medal

On Sunday night the annus mirabilis of British sport will conclude with one of 12 contenders being crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The famous trophy – a silver-plated camera on a tripod with the name of each winner engraved on individual shields attached to the plinth – has always been prestigious. But never more so than in 2012, a year of unprecedented sporting success.

London 2012: Jessica Ennis impresses in British Olympic trials

Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony

Jessica Ennis's sharp start to the Olympic summer continued here at the Aviva trials on Saturday in Birmingham. She easily won both the events she was competing in, the high jump and the 100m hurdles. She will be back at the track on Sunday, trying to add a third title in the long jump too.