Best sports photos of the year

We round-up some of the best photos from an amazing year of sport.

Poland's Mamczarz competes in the men's High Jump Final F42 during the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in London

Poland's Lukasz Mamczarz competes in the men's High Jump Final F42 during the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in London, September 3, 2012. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS ATHLETICS)

Germany's Matthias Steiner is injured while his weights fall during the men's 105kg Group A snatch weightlifting competition during the London 2012 Olympic Games

Germany's Matthias Steiner is injured while his weights fall during the men's 105kg Group A snatch weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 7, 2012. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT WEIGHTLIFTING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GF2E88U0TO901.

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates winning the world championship on the podium with his team after the Brazilian F1 Grand Prix

Red Bull Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany celebrates winning the world championship on the podium with his team after the Brazilian F1 Grand Prix at Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo November 25, 2012. Vettel became Formula One's youngest triple world champion at the age of 25 at the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT SPORT MOTORSPORT F1 TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Britain's Tom Daley is thrown into the pool by the British diving team after he won the bronze medal in the men's 10m platform final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre

Britain's Tom Daley (C) is thrown into the pool by the British diving team after he won the bronze medal in the men's 10m platform final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre August 11, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT DIVING OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Costa Rica's Heiner Oviedo fights against Russia's Alexey Denisenko during their men's -58kg preliminary round taekwondo match at the London Olympic Games

Costa Rica's Heiner Oviedo (R) fights against Russia's Alexey Denisenko during their men's -58kg preliminary round taekwondo match at the ExCel venue during the London Olympic Games, August 8, 2012. Picture taken using multiple exposure technique. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT TAEKWONDO)

Gold medal-winning British cyclists Laura Trott and Jason Kenny kiss during the women's beach volleyball final during the London 2012 Olympic Games

Gold medal-winning British cyclists Laura Trott and Jason Kenny kiss whilst sitting in front of footballer David Beckham during the women's beach volleyball final at Horse Guards Parade during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 8, 2012. REUTERS/Neil Hall (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY CYCLING VOLLEYBALL)

Performers take part at opening ceremony of London 2012 Paralympic Games in Olympic Stadium

Performers take part at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the Olympic Stadium August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT)

Spain's Torres plays ball with his son Leo after defeating Italy to win Euro 2012 final soccer match at Olympic stadium in Kiev

Spain's Fernando Torres (L) plays a ball with his son Leo after defeating Italy to win the Euro 2012 final soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev, July 1, 2012. REUTERS/Charles Platiau (UKRAINE - Tags: SPORT SOCCER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

French centenarian Robert Marchand reacts after he set a record for the fastest 100-year-old to cover 100km (62 miles) at the outdoor Tete-d'Or Velodrome track in Lyon

French centenarian Robert Marchand reacts after he set a record for the fastest 100-year-old to cover 100km (62 miles) at the outdoor Tete-d'Or Velodrome track in Lyon September 28, 2012. Marchand, who turns 101 on November 26, has been training every day for months in hopes of crossing the finish line in less than five hours. Marchand cycled 100km in 4 hours 17 minutes and 27 seconds with an average speed of 23.305 km per hour. REUTERS/Robert Pratta (FRANCE - Tags: SPORT CYCLING SOCIETY)

Team Europe golfer Poulter reacts to sinking a birdie putt on the 16th green to win the hole during the afternoon four-ball round at the 39th Ryder Cup golf matches at the Medinah Country Club

Team Europe golfer Ian Poulter of England reacts to sinking a birdie putt on the 16th green to win the hole during the afternoon four-ball round at the 39th Ryder Cup golf matches at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Illinois September 29, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)

Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico steps away after knocking out Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines in the 6th round during their welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

Juan Manuel Marquez (R) of Mexico steps away after knocking out Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines (bottom) in the 6th round during their welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BOXING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Actor Rowan Atkinson performs during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Actor Rowan Atkinson, known for his role as Mr Bean, performs during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Zoi Mafalda Marques de Lima of Portugal attends a gymnastics training session at the O2 Arena before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Zoi Mafalda Marques de Lima of Portugal attends a gymnastics training session at the O2 Arena before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games July 26, 2012. This picture was taken using multiple exposures. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT GYMNASTICS)

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, President Obama, and Germany's Chancellor Merkel watch the overtime shootout of the Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich Champions League final in the Laurel Cabin conference room during the G8 Summit at Camp David

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L to R) , U.S. President Barack Obama, and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel watch the overtime shootout of the Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich Champions League final in the Laurel Cabin conference room during the G8 Summit at Camp David, Maryland, May 19, 2012. REUTERS/White House/ Pete Souza/POOL (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SPORT SOCCER)

North Koreans perform synchronized swimming program during a festival to mark the birth anniversary of the North's late leader Kim Jong-Il in Pyongyang

North Koreans perform a synchronized swimming program titled "We protect North Korea's new leader Kim Jong-un at the risk of our own life" during a festival to mark the birth anniversary of the North's late leader Kim Jong-Il in Pyongyang in this photo taken by Kyodo February 15, 2012. Kim's 70th birthday falls on February 16, 2012. Mandatory Credit REUTERS/Kyodo (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY) JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. MANDATORY CREDIT

India's Dhoni loses control of his bat during a T20 cricket match against Australia in Sydney

India's MS Dhoni loses control of his bat during a T20 cricket match against Australia in Sydney February 1, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Borussia Dortmund's Piszczek pours beer over coach Klopp after winning German Championship following German first division Bundesliga soccer match against Borussia Moenchengladbach in Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund's Lukasz Piszczek (R) pours a glass a beer over his coach Juergen Klopp after winning the German Championship following their German first division Bundesliga soccer match against Borussia Moenchengladbach in Dortmund April 21, 2012. Borussia Dortmund won the Bundesliga for the second year running on Saturday, clinching the title with a 2-0 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender (GERMANY - Tags: SPORT SOCCER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) DFL LIMITS USE OF IMAGES ON THE INTERNET TO 15 PICTURES DURING THE MATCH AND, PROHIBITS MOBILE (MMS) USE DURING AND UP TO 2 HOURS POST MATCH. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT DFL

McKayla Maroney of the U.S. celebrates with her silver medal in the women's vault victory ceremony in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games

McKayla Maroney of the U.S. celebrates with her silver medal in the women's vault victory ceremony in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 5, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT GYMNASTICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Rafael Nadal of Spain shakes the sweat off his hair after defeating compatriot Marcel Granollers in their match at the Indian Wells ATP tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California

Rafael Nadal of Spain shakes the sweat off his hair after defeating compatriot Marcel Granollers in their match at the Indian Wells ATP tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California, March 13, 2012. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT TENNIS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

British boxer Chisora slaps Ukrainian heavyweight WBC boxing champion Klitschko in the face after official weigh-in in Munich

British boxer Dereck Chisora (R) slaps the face of Ukrainian heavyweight WBC boxing champion Vitali Klitschko as they stare each other out, after the official weigh-in in Munich February 17, 2012. Klitschko will face challenger Chisora in a title bout on February 18, 2012 in Munich. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (GERMANY - Tags: SPORT BOXING) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE ALSO SEE: GM1E8BF1Q3K01

Italy's Alessandro Zanardi lifts his hand-cycle after winning the Men's Individual H4 - Road Race during the London 2012 Paralympic Games

Italy's Alessandro Zanardi lifts his hand-cycle after winning the Men's Individual H4 - Road Race during the London 2012 Paralympic Games, at Brands Hatch racing track in southeast England September 7, 2012. In the H4 class category, athletes have impairments to their legs and race using a hand-cycle. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT CYCLING OLYMPICS)

Andy Murray of Britain sits in his seat after being defeated by Roger Federer of Switzerland in their men's singles final tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London

Andy Murray of Britain sits in his seat after being defeated by Roger Federer of Switzerland in their men's singles final tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London July 8, 2012. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT TENNIS)

Jamaica's Bolt celebrates with Britain's Farah on the podium after each receiving gold medals, Bolt for men's 4x100m relay and Farah for men's 5000m at the victory ceremony at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Jamaica's Usain Bolt (R) celebrates with Britain's Mo Farah on the podium after each receiving gold medals, Bolt for men's 4x100m relay and Farah for men's 5000m at the victory ceremony at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 11, 2012. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT ATHLETICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Daryl Janmaat of the Netherlands is kicked by Arda Turan of Turkey during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Amsterdam

Daryl Janmaat of the Netherlands is kicked by Arda Turan of Turkey during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Amsterdam September 7, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Kooren (NETHERLANDS - Tags: SPORT SOCCER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A combination picture shows a selection of British athletes with their medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games

A combination picture shows a selection of British athletes posing with their medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Great Britain finished third in the medal table, their best result ever. Pictures taken on different dates since the start of the Games. REUTERS/Staff (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) For pictures of every British athlete who won a medal copy and paste this link: http://link.reuters.com/vud99s

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