12 from 2012: the sports year in pictures

From the Olympics to a Tough Bloke challenge in Australia, the essence of sport is often in the taking part, as these images from the past year illustrate...

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It might be the BMX bikers taking to the air during the men’s event at the London Olympics, or the hoorays all round at the Henley Royal Regatta. A very visual year for sport.