Voting has now opened for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

You can nominate Nicole Cooke for the final shortlist by CLICKING HERE to go to the BBC websitehref>. An expert panel will then decide the ten-strong shortlist from the nominations received.

The shortlist for the award will be announced on December 4, six days before the programme. The public will then decide the winner by text and phone voting on the night of December 10.

Programme editor Carl Doran said: ?This will, we believe, be the fairest and most transparent way of running the competition. For the first time ever the public will have a choice of ten contenders on the night ? more choice than ever before.?

Bookmakers currently favour golfer Darren Clarke, equestrian Zara Phillips, tennis player Andy Murray, gymnast Beth Tweddle and cricketer Monty Panesar. ? Looks like we need to get voting for Nicole!