2016 has been a thrilling twelve months in the wonderful world of sport. Ups and downs, trials and tribulations, cheers and tears – and we’re not done just yet.

However, there have been some standout sporting performances – both individually and collectively – as well as some memorable moments that defined the year for so many for multiple  reasons.

We have had the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brazil and the European Championships in France amongst many fantastic tournaments and competitions.

We have also seen many fresh young talents take centre stage, whilst some legends bid farewell. Fairy tales have come true, but for some disaster has struck.

To narrow it all down, we have picked ten awards to dish out in an attempt to recognise and appreciate the stars of 2016.

So, here are our end of year sports awards with some honourable mentions.