In 2008, cyclist Sir Chris Hoy was named Sports Personality of the Year.
At that year's Beijing Olympics, Hoy became the first Briton in 100 years to claim three gold medals at one Games.
Hoy won two further gold medals at the London Olympics and is the most successful British Olympian of all time in terms of gold medals.
He was knighted in 2009.
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2015 is broadcast live from Belfast on Sunday, 20 December from 19:00 GMT on BBC One. Further coverage on BBC Sport's online platforms and Radio 5 live.