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Dec 10, 2014

Best Sports Pictures Of 2014

Best Sports Pictures Of 2014

It was another amazing year in sports. Sport gives us so many highs and lows, that there is always something interesting to see or experience. 2014 was the year of the World Cup in football mad Brazil, the Ryder Cup in Scotland, Andy Murray finally winning Wimbledon and the Sochi Winter Olympics. We hope you enjoy this selection of pictures and don't forget to check out our selection from 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010.

Best Sports Pictures Of 2014
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Joshua Pauls of the U.S. (R) fights for the puck with Russia's Konstantin Shikhov (C) and Ilia Volkov during their ice sledge hockey game at the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Winter Games, in this March 11, 2014 file photo. ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS

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Sam Twiston-Davies on The New One jumps the final fence of the Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival horse racing meet in Gloucestershire, western England in this March 11, 2014 file photo. EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS

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Bangladesh's Sohag Gazi is bowled out against West Indies during their ICC Twenty20 World Cup match at the Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka in this March 25, 2014 file photo. ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS

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Germany's Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi compete during the ice dance short dance program at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Saitama, north of Tokyo in this March 28, 2014 file photo. Toru Hanai/REUTERS

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Paris Saint Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts during the warm up before the French Ligue 1 soccer match against Nice at l'Allianz stadium in Nice in this March 28, 2014 file photo. ERIC GAILLARD/REUTERS

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Akira Yaegashi (L) of Japan is punched by Odilon Zaleta of Mexico during their World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight title bout in Tokyo in this April 6, 2014 file photo. Toru Hanai/REUTERS

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Fago, ridden by Barry Fehilly, falls at the open ditch at the 'Supporting The Everton In The Community Steeple Chase' during the Grand National horse racing meeting at Aintree, northern England in this April 4, 2014 file photo. RUSSELL CHEYNE/REUTERS

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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drives during the first practice session of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix at the Shanghai International circuit, in this April 18, 2014 file photo. CARLOS BARRIA/Reuters

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Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone (C) stands with his lawyers as he arrives in court in Munich in this April 24, 2014 file photo. MICHAELA REHLE/REUTERS

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May 23, 2014 file photo; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie (13) leaps to catch a wayward throw as Oakland Athletics centre fielder Coco Crisp (4) slides into third with a stolen base in the ninth inning of the Jays 3-2 win at Rogers Centre. /USA Today Sports

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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo (R) celebrates with team mate Alvaro Morata (L) after scoring a penalty against Atletico Madrid during their Champions League final soccer match at the Luz Stadium in Lisbon in this May 24, 2014 file photo. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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A child looks out from the window of his home painted with graffiti by members of OPNI, in reference to the 2014 World Cup, in the Vila Flavia slum of Sao Paulo in this May 28, 2014 file photo. NACHO DOCE/REUTERS

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Children play football in front of an abandoned train compartment next to a railway track in Dhaka in this May 29, 2014 file photo. ANDREW BIRAJ/REUTERS

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Wang Yirong of Hebei province rides his motorcycle in a desert during the China Taklimakan Rally and CCR Xinjiang Station, in Shanshan, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in this May 31, 2014 file photo. CHINA DAILY/REUTERS

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a backhand to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during their men's singles match at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris in this June 1, 2014 file photo. GONZALO FUENTES/REUTERS

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Rafael Nadal of Spain cries as he attends the trophy ceremony after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their men's singles final match to win the French Open Tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris in this June 8, 2014 file photo. JEAN-PAUL PELISSIER/REUTERS

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San Antonio Spurs fans taunt Miami Heat's LeBron James during the third quarter in Game 2 of their NBA Finals basketball series in San Antonio, Texas, in this June 8, 2014 file photo. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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Los Angeles Kings pose for a team photo with the Stanley Cup after defeating the New York Rangers in Game 5 of their NHL Stanley Cup Finals hockey series in Los Angeles, California, in this June 13, 2014 file photo. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

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San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker of France (C) hoists the Larry O'Brien trophy after the Spurs defeated the Miami Heat in Game 5 of their NBA Finals basketball series in San Antonio, Texas, in this June 15, 2014 file photo. MIKE STONE/REUTERS

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Boys watch a screening of the 2014 World Cup Group A soccer match between Brazil and Mexico, at the slum of Varjao on the outskirts of Brasilia in this June 17, 2014 file photo. UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

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Men watch the 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match between the Netherlands and Australia on a laptop, at a camel market in Daba near Tabuk in this June 18, 2014 file photo. STRINGER/REUTERS

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England's Wayne Rooney (L) fights for the ball with Costa Rica's Junior Diaz during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte in this June 24, 2014 file photo. DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS

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Italy's Giorgio Chiellini shows his shoulder, claiming he was bitten by Uruguay's Luis Suarez, during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal in this June 24, 2014 file photo. TONY GENTILE/REUTERS

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Uruguay's Luis Suarez reacts after clashing with Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during their 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match at the Dunas arena in Natal in this June 24, 2014 file photo. TONY GENTILE/REUTERS

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Spectators take photographs of Rafael Nadal of Spain as he changes his shirt during his men's singles tennis match against Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London in this June 26, 2014 file photo. MAX ROSSI/REUTERS

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Roger Federer of Switzerland reaches to hit a return during his men's singles final tennis match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, in London in this July 6, 2014 file photo. POOL/REUTERS

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Astana team rider Vincenzo Nibali of Italy celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the second 201 km stage of the Tour de France cycling race from York to Sheffield, in this July 6, 2014 file photo. JACKY NAEGELEN/REUTERS

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Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari (L) gestures to Bernard during their 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte in this July 8, 2014 file photo. DAVID GRAY/REUTERS

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Brazil's David Luiz cries after his team lost to Germany in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte in this July 8, 2014 file photo. EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS

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Spain's Andres Iniesta walks on the pitch during the 2014 World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro in this June 18, 2014 file photo. RICARDO MORAES/REUTERS

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NBA superstar LeBron James' face image is covered over with black spray-paint in a mural of the championship team in the Wynwood district of Miami, Florida in this July 11, 2014 file photo. STAFF/REUTERS

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Mahindra Moto3 rider Bryan Schouten of the Netherlands fights with compatriot Kalex KTM Moto3 rider Scott Deroue (R) after they crashed during the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring circuit in the eastern German town of Hohenstein-Ernstthal in this July 13, 2014 file photo. THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

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Germany's players lift the World Cup trophy as they celebrate their 2014 World Cup final win against Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro in this July 13, 2014 file photo. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

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Williams Formula One driver Felipe Massa of Brazil crashes with his car in the first corner after the start of the German F1 Grand Prix at the Hockenheim racing circuit, in this July 20, 2014 file photo. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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Kenya's Denis Okoth lands a punch on England's Samuel Maxwell during their men's Light Welterweight boxing fight at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, in this July 27, 2014 file photo. JIM YOUNG/REUTERS

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Ifeoma Nwoye of Nigeria is carried away by her coach after she lost her women's freestyle 55kg wrestling semi-final to Brittanee Laverdure of Canada at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, in this July 31, 2014 file photo. ANDREW WINNING/REUTERS

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England's Stuart Broad edges the ball that gets stuck in the grill of his helmet from a delivery from India's Varun Aaron during the fourth cricket test match at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester in this August 9, 2014 file photo. PHILIP BROWN/REUTERS

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Lisa Ryzih of Germany competes in the women's pole vault during the European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich in this August 14, 2014 file photo. PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Ukraine's Anna Voloshina performs in the synchronised swimming solo free routine preliminaries during the European Swimming Championships in Berlin in this August 15, 2014 file photo. MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS

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Los Angeles Clippers' new owner Steve Ballmer is introduced at a fan event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California in this August 18, 2014 file photo. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

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Taiwan's Chang Wei-Lin competes during the men's 10,000m race walk at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, in this August 24, 2014 file photo. ALY SONG/REUTERS

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Ahmed Gueye from Senegal prepares before a fight at the Sport Palace during the third stage of the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) regional wrestling event in Abidjan in this August 24, 2014 file photo. LUC GNAGO/REUTERS

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Serena Williams of the U.S. bounces a ball as she serves to Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during their women's singles finals match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, in this September 7, 2014 file photo. ADAM HUNGER/REUTERS

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Serena Williams of the U.S. embraces her trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in their women's singles finals match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, in this September 7, 2014 file photo. EDUARDO MUNOZ/REUTERS

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Marin Cilic of Croatia celebrates after defeating Kei Nishikori of Japan in their men's singles final match at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, in this September 8, 2014 file photo. SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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Japan's Yukiko Inui and Risako Mitsui perform in the women's duet technical routine synchronised swimming competition at Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon in this September 20, 2014 file photo. TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS

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Stefan Mitrovic of Serbia grabs a flag depicting so-called Greater Albania, an area covering all parts of the Balkans where ethnic Albanians live, that was flown over the pitch during their Euro 2016 Group I qualifying soccer match against Albania at the FK Partizan stadium in Belgrade in this October 14, 2014 file photo. MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS

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Fans of Serbia confront the riot police during the Euro 2016 Group I qualifying soccer match between Serbia and Albania at the FK Partizan stadium in Belgrade in this October 14, 2014 file photo. MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS

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Lydia Nantale poses outside her house in Katanga slum, one of the biggest slums in Uganda's capital Kampala in this October 15, 2014 file photo. STRINGER/REUTERS

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Hamilton Tiger-Cats' Andy Fantuz takes the field during the pre-game smoke show before his team plays the Ottawa Redblacks in their CFL football in Hamilton, in this October 17, 2014 file photo. MARK BLINCH/REUTERS

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Hamilton Tiger-Cats' Terrell Sinkfield (L) runs the ball past Ottawa Redblacks' Brandyn Thompson (C) and Damaso Munoz during the second half of their CFL football game in Hamilton, in this October 17, 2014 file photo. MARK BLINCH/REUTERS

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Everton fans shield their eyes from the sun during their English Premier League soccer match against Aston Villa at Goodison Park in Liverpool, northern England in this October 18, 2014 file photo. ANDREW YATES/REUTERS

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Partizan Belgrade's Petar Grbic heads the ball during their soccer match against Red Star Belgrade in Belgrade in this October 18, 2014 file photo. MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS

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Bayern Munich's supporters cheer during their Champions League soccer match against AS Roma at the Olympic stadium in Rome in this October 21, 2014 file photo. STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS

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Oct 26, 2014 file photo; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) leaves the field after the Saints defeated the Green Bay Packers 44-23 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Crystal LoGiudice/USA TODAY

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Newcastle United fans celebrate their team's second goal against Manchester City during their English League Cup fourth round soccer match at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northern England in this October 29, 2014 file photo. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

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Oct 29, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward James Ennis (32) dunks over Washington Wizards forward Rasual Butler (8) during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Miami won 107-95. /USA Today Sports

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Oct 29, 2014 file photo; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval celebrates with the Commissioners Trophy in the clubhouse after game seven of the 2014 World Series against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. /USA Today Sports

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Liverpool and Real Madrid players jump for a ball during their Champions League Group B soccer match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, in this November 4, 2014 file photo. SUSANA VERA/REUTERS

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Former Baltimore Ravens NFL running back Ray Rice (R) and his wife Janay arrive for a hearing at a New York City office building, in this November 5, 2014 file photo. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Sevilla's Victor Machin "Vitolo" (R) is congratulated by teammate Ever Banega after scoring against Levante during their Spanish First Division soccer match at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Seville, in this November 9, 2014 file photo. Marcelo del Pozo/REUTERS

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia arrives for his tennis match against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland at the ATP World Tour finals at the O2 Arena in London, in this November 12, 2014 file photo. SUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERS

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Fans look at a dance performance by third base umpire during the fourth inning of an exhibition baseball game between Japan and U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Stars in Tokyo, in this November 16, 2014 file photo. YUYA SHINO/REUTERS

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Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg (R) of Germany offers a hand to Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain before a news conference at the Yas Marina circuit before the start of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, in this November 20, 2014 file photo. CAREN FIROUZ/REUTERS

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Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain celebrates with his team after winning the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi, in this November 23, 2014 file photo. CAREN FIROUZ/REUTERS

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Nov 23, 2014 file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) pulls in touchdown pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half at MetLife Stadium. /USA Today Sports

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Four runners carry Adam Hurst down Boylston Street after his legs locked up during the 118th running of the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts in this April 21, 2014 file photo. DOMINICK REUTER/REUTERS

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Nilton (R) of Cruzeiro jumps for the ball with Leonardo Silva of Atletico Mineiro during their Copa do Brasil final soccer match at Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, in this November 26, 2014 file photo. STRINGER/REUTERS

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Nov 30, 2014 file photo; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey (12) and wide receiver Tavon Austin (11) and tight end Jared Cook (89) and wide receiver Chris Givens (13) and wide receiver Kenny Britt (81) put their hands up to show support for Michael Brown before a game against the Oakland Raiders at the Edward Jones Dome. /USA Today Sports

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Switzerland's tournament overall leader Simon Ammann soars through the air to take the third place in the second jumping of the four-hills tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, in this January 1, 2014 file photo. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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Austria's Gregor Schlierenzauer takes off from the ski jump during the first practice session of the third jumping of the four-hills tournament in Innsbruck, in this January 3, 2014 file photo. KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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People work on the Olympic rings during heavy snow at the "Laura" Cross-country Ski and Biathlon Centre in Krasnaya Polyana near Sochi, in this January 24, 2014 file photo. ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS

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Seattle Seahawks Malcom Smith makes an angel in the confetti after his team defeated the Denver Broncos in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, in this February 2, 2014 file photo. SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

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Four out of five Olympic rings are seen lit up during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, in this February 7, 2014 file photo. DAVID GRAY/REUTERS

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Tereza Vaculikova of the Czech Republic performs a jump during the women's freestyle skiing moguls qualification round at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor, in this February 8, 2014 file photo. MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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Men's Pro Open riders compete in the Canadian Snowcross Racing Association's (CSRA) Kawartha Cup in Lindsay, Ontario, in this February 8, 2014 file photo. FRED THORNHILL/REUTERS

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The Russian figure skating team steps onto the podium at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, in this February 9, 2014 file photo. BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS

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Shaun White of the U.S. crashes during the men's snowboard halfpipe final event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, in Rosa, Khutor, in this February 11, 2014 file photo. LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS

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Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu reacts in the "kiss and cry" area during the Figure Skating Men's Short Program at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, in this February 13, 2014 file photo. LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS

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Belarus' Anton Kushnir competes during the men's freestyle skiing aerials qualification round at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor, in this February 17, 2014 file photo. DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS

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Snowboarders compete though a fog during the men's snowboard cross finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor, in this February 18, 2014 file photo. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Arsenal's Bacary Sagna (front) collides with Bayern Munich's David Alaba during their Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match at the Emirates Stadium in London, in this February 19, 2014 file photo. DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS

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Feb 23, 2014 file photo; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Ryan Newman (31), Austin Dillon (3), Cole Whitt (26), Parker Kligerman (30), Terry Labonte (32) wreck during the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. /USA Today Sports

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Patricia Bezzoubenko of Canada performs during her ribbon routine as she competes in the rhythmic Gymnastics individual all-around final at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, in this July 25, 2014 file photo. PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Arthur Abele of Germany competes in the men's shot put decathlon during the European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich, in this August 12, 2014 file photo. PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Dawn Harper-Nelson (C) of the U.S. celebrates winning the women's 100m hurdles event of the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting at the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich, in this August 28, 2014 file photo. ARND WIEGMANN/REUTERS

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Tennis player Li Na of China wipes her tears during a news conference announcing her retirement in Beijing, in this September 21, 2014 file photo. PETAR KUJUNDZIC/REUTERS

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China's Shang Chunsong prepares to compete in the uneven bars event of the women's individual all-around final artistic gymnastics competition at the Namdong Gymnasium Club during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, in this September 23, 2014 file photo. KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS

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New York Yankees' shortstop Derek Jeter celebrates his game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning in his final at bat at Yankee Stadium in New York to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 in their MLB American League Baseball Game, in this September 25, 2014 file photo. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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New York Yankees' shortstop Derek Jeter hits a game winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning in his final at bat at Yankee Stadium in New York to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 in their MLB American League Baseball Game, in this September 25, 2014 file photo. MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS

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Fans climb a scoreboard to watch an African Cup of Nations qualifying soccer match between Ivory Coast and Democratic Republic of Congo in Kinshasa , in this October 11, 2014 file photo. STRINGER/REUTERS

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Mahindra Moto3 rider Miguel Oliveira of Portugal falls off his motorcycle as course marshals run toward him during the Japanese Grand Prix at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Motegi, north of Tokyo in this October 12, 2014 file photo. Toru Hanai/REUTERS

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Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock ahead of the second day of the trial of the Olympic and Paralympic track star at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, in this March 4, 2014 file photo. POOL/REUTERS

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Big-wave surfer Cliff Skudin of US drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte, in Nazare in this November 29, 2014 file photo. RAFAEL MARCHANTE/REUTERS

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Paulo Goncalves of Portugal reacts in front of his Honda on fire during the fifth stage of the Dakar Rally 2014 from Chilecito to Tucuman, in this January 9, 2014 file photo. STRINGER/REUTERS

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A bead of sweat drips from Rafael Nadal of Spain during his men's singles quarter-final tennis match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria at the Australian Open 2014 tennis tournament in Melbourne, in this January 22, 2014 file photo. BOBBY YIP/REUTERS

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Wrestlers practise as others rest in the mud at a traditional Indian wrestling centre called Akhaara in Mumbai in this March 4, 2014 file photo. DANISH SIDDIQUI/REUTERS

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Motorcyclists tumble at the start of the Nordic Extreme Biking event of the 2014 Gotland Grand National at the Gotland island in the Baltic sea October 25, 2014. /REUTERS

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Race leader Astana team rider Vincenzo Nibali of Italy cycles during the 54-km individual time trial 20th stage of the Tour de France cycling race from Bergerac to Perigueux July 26, 2014. /REUTERS

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Germany's Mario Goetze kisses the World Cup trophy as he celebrates their 2014 World Cup final win against Argentina at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro July 13, 2014. /REUTERS

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