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Sporting moments of the year


There was no shortage of options that's for sure.

1. The Olympics’ ‘Golden Saturday’

The events of 4 August will live long in the memory. It was when Team GB’s track and field team hauled three gold medals in one evening: Jessica Ennis in the heptathlon, Mo Farah in the 10,000m and Greg Rutherford in the long jump.

2. Sergio Aguero at the death

Forget Eric Cantona’s kung-fu kick; this was the most outrageous moment

in Premier League history.

3. Wiggins triumphs in Tour De France

To quote Wiggo himself, “Kids from Kilburn aren’t supposed to win the Tour.”

4. Andy Murray wins US Open

How would you celebrate if you’d become the first Brit to win a grand slam in more than 75 years? Andy wept. We don’t blame him; he’d avoided becoming the next Tim Henman.

5. Olympics opening ceremony

Danny Boyle reminded the world that we gave them Shakespeare, the Beatles and, yes, the internet.

6. Ian Poulter inspires Ryder Cup comeback

Europe stormed back from a hefty deficit to snatch glory.

7. Balotelli’s flexing at Euro 2012

Mario marked his semi-final goal against Germany by whipping his top off.

8. Sebastian Vettel becomes triple world champion

The 25-year-old became F1’s youngest three-time world champion.

9. Chelsea win the Champions League

Didn’t stop Roman sacking Di Matteo six months later, though.

10. Joey Barton’s French accent

The on-loan star spawned a million LOLs.



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Stunning geometric Olympic pictures


Books of the year 2012



Luis Suarez talks English football and the toughest PL defenders

He's a lover, not a biter

19 Oct 2016

Gary Lineker talks crisps, Rooney and "Sh*t on pitch"

Crisp don Gary Lineker reminisces about the time Diego Maradona nearly fell off a balcony

by Alex Christian
19 Oct 2016

Park Ji-sung now plays for De Montfort University's student side

And can't even prevent them from getting utterly drubbed

by Tristan Cross
14 Oct 2016

Watch San Marino players celebrate first WCQ away goal in 15 years

Ecstasy in Oslo

by Dave Fawbert
12 Oct 2016

The first-ever green card has been awarded in a football match

But how do you get one?

by Dave Fawbert
10 Oct 2016

Football's wonderkids that never made it

The prodigal youngsters that left us boy wondering

by Tristan Cross
05 Oct 2016

Celtic’s 13 year old wonderkid is already better than you'll ever be

Karamoko Dembele made his debut for the U20s last night

04 Oct 2016

The new FIFA president wants to ruin the World Cup

He might have just f*cked up massively

by David Cornish
04 Oct 2016

Sam Allardyce was foolish but he shouldn’t have been sacked

The England mess leaves more questions than answers

by Dave Fawbert
28 Sep 2016

England manager Sam Allardyce leaves after one game in charge

Farewell, Big Sam, we hardly knew ye

27 Sep 2016