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December 24, 2012
SPORTS YEAR IN REVIEW
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December 24, 2012

Sports Illustrated Digital

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SPORTS YEAR IN REVIEW

Did that really happen? Are you ready to relive the most mind-blowing, earth-shattering, mystifying, serious and seriously sublime sports moments of the past year? This week SI.com takes a look back at the wild and woolly year in sports and ranks the best of the best from 2012. Also included are Richard Deitsch's 2012 Media Awards; sport-by-sport picks for favorite story of the year, as chosen by SI.com writers; and photo galleries featuring the breakout athletes of 2012, games of the year and photos of the year.

2012

USAIN BOLT becomes first to win back-to-back 100m and 200m Olympic titles

MICHAEL PHELPS becomes most decorated Olympian ever

LEBRON'S HISTORIC YEAR NBA Title, MVP, Olympic Gold, SI Sportsman

The overnight rise of LINSANITY

NOTRE DAME returns to glory (for real this time)

REPLACEMENT REFS' GAFFES Golden Tate's controversial touchdown

ELI MANNING-MARIO MANNINGHAM Super Bowl XLVI's dynamic duo

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