Lifetime achievement: Sebastian Coe
Helped win the Games and then ran them. Also received recognition for his own sporting career, winning gold in the Moscow and Los Angeles Games.
Team of the Year: Team GB and Paralympic GB
Between them the two teams amassed 185 medals in London, finishing third in the Olympic medal table and third in the Paralympics.
Overseas Sports Personality: Usain Bolt
Three London golds and another piece of history written at speed. The Jamaican became the first man to defend the 100m and 200m titles.
Coach of the Year: Dave Brailsford
Oversaw summer of success for Team Sky, with Wiggins and Froome first and second in the Tour de France, and for Britain's Olympic cyclists, who took eight golds.
Young Sports Personality: Josef Craig
Britain's youngest gold medallist this summer. The 15-year-old swimmer from South Shields, who has cerebral palsy, won the S7 400m and set a new world record.
Helen Rollason Award: Martine Wright
Recovered from losing both her legs during the 7/7 attack – she spent an hour and a half in the wreckage of a Circle Line train outside Aldgate Station – to compete in the Paralympics as part of the sitting volleyball team.
Unsung Hero: Sue and Jim Houghton
Have run a community sports centre in Leicestershire for 25 years, catering for everything from football to pigeon racing.