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Sporting moments of the year

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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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