The sporting year in pictures
updated 12:00 PM EST, Tue December 27, 2011
England were the dominant cricket team of 2011 and retaining the Ashes against Australia proved the shape of things to come. A thumping innings victory in the fifth Test in Sydney wrapped up a 3-1 series win, their first Down Under in 24 years, and by the end of the year England had usurped India as the world's No.1 side.
- CNN takes a look back at the sporting year of 2011
- It proved a year when sporting triumph and tragedy went hand in hand
- The new year could be a vintage one with the Olympics and Euro 2012
(CNN) -- As 2011 comes to an end, it is time to look back and reflect on another remarkable sporting year.
From the highs of winning trophies and titles to the lows of losing some of sport's much-loved figures, 2011 will be remembered with mixed emotions.
With a new year on the horizon and the prospect of major sporting events like the London Olympics and football's Euro 2012 finals looming large, CNN looks back at the year just ending and picks out a story from each of the 12 months.
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