Sports pictures of the year

FC Luzern's goalkeeper David Zibung covers the eyes of FC Sion's Vilmos Vanczak as they fight for...
FC Luzern's goalkeeper David Zibung covers the eyes of FC Sion's Vilmos Vanczak as they fight for the ball during their Swiss Super League football match in Lucerne in July. REUTERS/Romina Amato
France's team compete in the International Group Rythmic Gymnastics event in east London in...
France's team compete in the International Group Rythmic Gymnastics event in east London in January. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
Hungary's Andras Parti falls during the men's cross-country mountain bike event at Hadleigh Farm...
Hungary's Andras Parti falls during the men's cross-country mountain bike event at Hadleigh Farm during the London Olympic Games in August. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
Brandon Rios (R) of the US connects with a punch on compatriot Mike Alvarado during their WBO...
Brandon Rios (R) of the US connects with a punch on compatriot Mike Alvarado during their WBO Latino Super Lightweight Title boxing match in Carson, California in October. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
A young surfer sails his board off a wave as large swells hit the California coastline at dusk in...
A young surfer sails his board off a wave as large swells hit the California coastline at dusk in Cardiff in January. REUTERS/Mike Blake
The US national anthem is performed before the Louisville Cardinals take on the Kentucky Wildcats...
The US national anthem is performed before the Louisville Cardinals take on the Kentucky Wildcats in the semifinal of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship in New Orleans, Louisiana in March. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo falls during the Valencia Grand Prix in Cheste, near Valencia...
Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo falls during the Valencia Grand Prix in Cheste, near Valencia in November. REUTERS/Heino Kalis (SPAIN - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Spain players form a defensive wall as Italy's Andrea Pirlo takes a free kick during their Group...
Spain players form a defensive wall as Italy's Andrea Pirlo takes a free kick during their Group C Euro 2012 football match in Gdansk in June. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge during the London...
The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge during the London Olympic Games in August. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
Miami Heat's LeBron James hangs on the rim after his dunk near New York Knicks Tyson Chandler...
Miami Heat's LeBron James hangs on the rim after his dunk near New York Knicks Tyson Chandler during their NBA basketball game in Miami, Florida in February. REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity
Matthew Wade of Australia dives for the ball on day four of the first test between Australia and...
Matthew Wade of Australia dives for the ball on day four of the first test between Australia and Sri Lanka in Hobart in December. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (C), and Zara Phillips (R) react during The Queen Mother...
Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (C), and Zara Phillips (R) react during The Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire in March. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
The pack of riders cycles past a woman on a horse during the 13th stage of the 99th Tour de...
The pack of riders cycles past a woman on a horse during the 13th stage of the 99th Tour de France between Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux and Cap d'Agde in July. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
Jessica Ennis of Great Britain (C) celebrates winning gold in the women's heptathlon at the...
Jessica Ennis of Great Britain (C) celebrates winning gold in the women's heptathlon at the London Olympic Games in August. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth shakes beer and champagne out of his hair and beard...
Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth shakes beer and champagne out of his hair and beard while celebrating after his team clinched the National League East Division championship in October. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
A performer falls with a bicycle after riding it off the 10m diving platform during day two of...
A performer falls with a bicycle after riding it off the 10m diving platform during day two of the FINA/Midea Diving World Series in Beijing in March. (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
Harison Mataele of Kings College pauses with a bloody nose during the 1st XV rugby match between...
Harison Mataele of Kings College pauses with a bloody nose during the 1st XV rugby match between Kings College and Tangaroa College at Kings College in Auckland in July. (Photo by Simon Watts/Getty Images)
Team Saxo Bank rider Alberto Contador of Spain celebrates with a bottle of cava after winning the...
Team Saxo Bank rider Alberto Contador of Spain celebrates with a bottle of cava after winning the Tour of Spain in September. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal
The Australian synchronized swimming team pose during a portrait session on the Gold Coast in...
The Australian synchronized swimming team pose during a portrait session on the Gold Coast in July. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Britain's Mo Farah reacts as he wins the men's 5000m final at the London Olympic Games in August....
Britain's Mo Farah reacts as he wins the men's 5000m final at the London Olympic Games in August. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
The Fenway Park ground crew covers the field during a rain delay of the MLB American League...
The Fenway Park ground crew covers the field during a rain delay of the MLB American League baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays in Boston in September. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter
All Black captain Richie McCaw (L) and coach Steve Hansen reflect on their loss to England at...
All Black captain Richie McCaw (L) and coach Steve Hansen reflect on their loss to England at Twickenham in December. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after defeating Switzerland's Roger Federer in the men's singles...
Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after defeating Switzerland's Roger Federer in the men's singles tennis gold medal match at the London Olympic Games in August. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold and setting a world record in the men's 4x100m...
Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold and setting a world record in the men's 4x100m relay at the London Olympic Games in August. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

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