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Dec 7, 2016

Best Sports Pictures of 2016

Best Sports Pictures of 2016

How did you get on in 2016? Did you have any personal sporting highlights? Did you achieve a 5k run in less than 30 minutes for the first time? Did your kid do really well in a team sport? Whatever it is sport always has a way of giving us special memories and a drive to do more and better.
In 2016 the Olympics partied in Rio, the Cubs won a World Series and Ronaldo's Portugal finally won it's first ever major football prize.

Best Sports Pictures of 2016
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General view of Trainer Gordon Elliott's horses on the gallops. Paul Childs/REUTERS

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Danny Willett is helped into the green jacket by Jordan Spieth after Willett won the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Rob Schumacher/USA Today Sports

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Five year-old Murtaza Ahmadi, wears Barcelona's star Lionel Messi shirt made of a plastic bag , as he plays football at the Afghan Football Federation headquarter in Kabul Omar Sobhani/REUTERS

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Five year-old Ahmadi, an Afghan Messi fan, wears a shirt signed by Barcelona star Messi as he plays football at the open area in Kabul Omar Sobhani/REUTERS

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Amateur soccer players from Switzerland play against Italy during the Euro 2016 of the Mountain Villages soccer tournament on the Allalin glacier in Saas-Fee Ruben Sprich/REUTERS

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First placed players of Germany celebrate with trophy during a ceremony after their Men's European Handball Championship final match against Spain in Krakow Kacper Pempel/REUTERS

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Messi of Argentina poses with Lloyd of the US with their World Player of the Year awards during the FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015 ceremony in Zurich Arnd Wiegmann/REUTERS

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Switzerland's Roger Federer jumps to hit the ball with a giant tennis racket as Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki watches during Kids Tennis Day at Melbourne Park, Australia Issei Kato/REUTERS

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Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton of Britain leaps from his car as he celebrates after winning the Brazilian Grand Prix. Nacho Doce/REUTERS

Best Sports Pictures of 2016
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Chicago Cubs players celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Indians in game seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field. Charles LeClaire/REUTERS

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WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (L) of Las Vegas takes a hit from Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines during their title fight at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas Steve Marcus/REUTERS

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Cleveland Indians first baseman Mike Napoli breaks his bat in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs in game seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field. Tommy Gilligan/REUTERS

Best Sports Pictures of 2016
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North Korea players celebrate after their victory in the final against Japan. Muhammad Hamed/REUTERS

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Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia celebrates with her trophy after defeating Angelique Kerber of Germany. Edgar Su/REUTERS

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Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger gets honoured after the match Wolfgang Rattay/REUTERS

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Qiu Bo of China competes. Michael Dalder/REUTERS

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Miles Gerek Meinhardt of USA competes with Artur Akhmatkhuzin of Russia. Issei Kato/REUTERS

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Rugby player Isadora Cerullo of Brazil kisses Marjorie, a volunteer, after receiving her wedding proposal on the sidelines of the women's rugby medal ceremony. Alessandro Bianchi/REUTERS

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The Maracana Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony is seen from the Mangueira favela slum. Ricardo Moraes/REUTERS

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Lee Eun-Ju of South Korea (R) takes a selfie picture with Hong Un Jong of North Korea. Dylan Martinez/REUTERS

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Neymar of Brazil celebrates with goalkeeper Weverton of Brazil after they won the penalty shootout and the gold medal. Murad Sezer/REUTERS

Best Sports Pictures of 2016
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Mariana Pajon of Colombia leads the race dunring heat 1. Paul Hanna/REUTERS

Best Sports Pictures of 2016
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Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the Jamaican team's gold medal. Kai Pfaffenbach/REUTERS

Best Sports Pictures of 2016
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Team Japan competes. Stefan Wermuth/REUTERS

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Erik Heil of Germany and Thomas Ploessel of Germany celebrate bronze medal. Brian Snyder/REUTERS

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Vladimir Khinchegashvili of Georgia and Haji Aliev of Azerbaijan compete. Toru Hanai/REUTERS

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Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand stops running during the race to help fellow competitor Abbey D'Agostino (USA) of USA after D'Agostino suffered a cramp. Kai Pfaffenbach/REUTERS

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Jhoanis Portilla of Cuba, Orlando Ortega of Spain and Deuce Carter of Jamaica compete in the rain. Lucy Nicholson/REUTERS

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Usain Bolt of Jamaica looks at Andre De Grasse of Canada as they compete. Kai Pfaffenbach/REUTERS

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He Zi of China recieves a marriage proposal from Olympic diver Qin Kai of China after the medal ceremony. She accepted Qin's proposal. Michael Dalder/REUTERS

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Michael Phelps of USA reacts. Dominic Ebenbichler/REUTERS

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Laurine van Riessen of Netherlands and Virginie Cueff of France compete. Paul Hanna/REUTERS

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Tian Tao of China celebrates winning the gold medal. Stoyan Nenov/REUTERS

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Iceland's Ari Skulason celebrates after the match. Darren Staples/REUTERS

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France's Dimitri Payet kisses the boot of Antoine Griezmann Charles Platiau/REUTERS

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Nani and Joao Mario after scoring their second goal. Reuters Staff/REUTERS

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after beating the Golden State Warriors in game seven of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. ob Donnan/REUTERS

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Latvia's goaltender Edgars Masalskis makes a save. Grigory Dukor/REUTERS

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Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri with the trophy as they celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League Carl Recine/REUTERS

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Swansea's Lukasz Fabianski saves from Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez Jason Cairnduff/REUTERS

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Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates during the final against Serbia's Novak Djokovic Toby Melville /REUTERS

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Cleveland Indians Brandon Guyer (6) is held by center fielder Tyler Naquin (30) as shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) dumps ice on him after the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field. The Indians won 2-1. Ken Blaze/REUTERS

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Force India's Nico Hulkenberg reacts after crashing during the race. Jeremy Lee/REUTERS

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Canada's men's wheelchair basketball team player Adam Lancia kisses his wife Jamey Jewells of Canada after her match. Ueslei Marcelino/REUTERS

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Simone Biles of USA competes on the vault during the women's individual all-around final. Dylan Martinez/REUTERS

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Ibrahim Hamadtou of Egypt competes. Pilar Olivares/REUTERS

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General view of Olympic diving pool and pool for waterpolo and synchronized swimming at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre in Rio Antonio Bronic/REUTERS

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Rafaela Silva (BRA) of Brazil celebrates. Kai Pfaffenbach/REUTERS

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Michael Phelps of USA competes. David Gray/REUTERS

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Sophia Velikaia (RUS) of Russia competes with Manon Brunet (FRA) of France. Lucy Nicholson/REUTERS

Best Sports Pictures of 2016
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Doaa Elghobashy (EGY) of Egypt and Kira Walkenhorst (GER) of Germany compete. Lucy Nicholson /REUTERS

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Kohei Uchimura (JPN) of Japan falls as he competes on the horizontal bar. Dylan Martinez/REUTERS

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Yellow jersey leader Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain rides with team mates during the stage. Juan Medina /REUTERS

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Fireworks explode during the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics. Pawel Kopczynski/REUTERS

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Ricardo Quaresma, Nani, Rui Patricio and the trophy after winning Euro 2016. Carl Recine/REUTERS

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Yellow jersey leader Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain runs on the road after a fall. Jean-Paul Pelissier/REUTERS

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Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton celebrates with fans after winning the British Grand Prix. Matthew Childs/REUTERS

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Novak Djokovic celebrates with ball girls. Nicolas Gouhier/REUTERS

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Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus and Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich in action. Fabrizio Bensch/REUTERS

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West Indies Carlos Brathwaite (R) and Marlon Samuels celebrate after winning the final. Adnan Abidi/REUTERS

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal lies on the side of the pitch to demonstrate a foul to the fourth official Mike Dean Phil Noble/REUTERS

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Red Bull's Max Verstappen of the Netherlands (L) and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen of Finland compete during the wet Brazilian Grand Prix. PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS

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