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2012 Top 5 Sporting Moments

Putting the mighty Addicks to one side for the moment, other than the League One title winners, 2012 was a sensational year for sport. There were many screaming at the telly, jumping up and down moments but here were my Top 5 Favourite Sporting Moments of 2012:

1. The London Olympics
I am still absolutely gutted that I couldn’t get in on the greatest show on earth this summer but I managed to watch the majority of it in 4 different countries and it was a phenomenal and emotional exhibition of sport. London pulled off a remarkable experience to cherish and remember forever.

2. Tour de France
I said in my blog post after Bradley Wiggins became Britain’s first winner of cycling’s greatest race in July, that he was a true “British sporting hero.” He is, but I wasn’t to know that just a month or so later they’d be queueing up! Wiggins is also possibly the first winner in some while of the BBC’s Sports Personality that actually has a personality!

3. The US Tennis Open
I am huge tennis fan and late on the eve of the anniversery of 9/11 New York rose to it’s feet after a titanic Grand Slam tennis final between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic that saw a Brit win a Grand Slam for the first time in 76 years. Murray is not easy to love, but a new maturity and the way in which he conceded Wimbledon gracefully and emotionally to Roger Federer gained him some converts. Then of course he was one of the key sportsman this stupendous summer as GB turned from plucky losers to winners

4. The Premier League title
The final afternoon of the Premier League season was one of the most dramatic there has ever been and the best final day since 1989. It was an incredible roller-coaster of emotions and tells everything about why football is the best game in the world. My heart was pounding in those last 10 minutes and this was after my team had already long been crowned as champions. I was pleased for City, their long suffering fans and they were deserved champions.

5. The Ryder Cup
The Medinah Country Club takes its name from a holy city in Saudi Arabia, and in 2012 bore witness to a sporting miracle as Europe stole the Ryder Cup from the clutch of their American adversaries in the most stunning of ways. The Miracle of Medinah will always be remembered for three men: Poulter, whose perfect four points from four kept Europe in the contest when all looked lost, Jose Maria Olazabal, the captain whose emotions gave way after a memorable triumph, and Seve Ballesteros, remembered, mourned and celebrated as the source of inspiration for a Ryder Cup masterpiece.

One Comment Post a comment
  1. I like your choice for #5 !

    January 5, 2013

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