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updated 6:02 AM EST, Wed December 12, 2012
Lotte Smiseth Sejersted of Norway crashes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women's downhill on February 18 in Sochi, Russia. Lotte Smiseth Sejersted of Norway crashes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup women's downhill on February 18 in Sochi, Russia.
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Editor's note: Year in Review 2012 curates the very best of CNN's content from the past year. Watch the year's key video, read the unmissable stories, and vote for your person of the year on CNN Year in Review.

(CNN) -- 2012 has been packed with great sporting moments. From Lionel Messi's record breaking goal-streak to Usain Bolt's Olympic triumphs, sport's top athletes have transfixed the world throughout this year.

But it doesn't end there. Take a peek at what has been happening in the worlds of kick volleyball, greyhound racing, and lingerie football for the amazing sports moments you (probably) missed in 2012.

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2012: Year in review
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CNN's Arwa Damon reports that the State Department says that the Benghazi attack was not a spontaneous result of protest.
updated 3:40 PM EDT, Fri September 14, 2012
CNN's Arwa Damon shares the first video from inside the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
updated 9:26 PM EDT, Fri September 14, 2012
CNN's Arwa Damon reports from Benghazi, Libya, sharing first hand details with anchor Wolf Blitzer
updated 1:30 AM EST, Fri November 16, 2012
In November, China unveiled the elite group of leaders who will set the agenda for the country for the next decade.
updated 12:30 PM EST, Wed December 5, 2012
It wasn't all about the Olympics this year: Catch up skiing, motorsport, football, dog racing and more from the world of sport.
updated 4:52 AM EST, Wed November 7, 2012
Re-elected president Barack Obama tells supporters "the best is yet to come" in his victory address in Chicago. Watch the full length video.
updated 1:47 PM EDT, Tue October 9, 2012
Friends of 14-year-old activist Malala Yousufzai describe how gunmen asked them to identify her before they opened fire.
updated 9:29 PM EDT, Thu August 16, 2012
Rising tensions at a South African platinum mine exploded into grisly violence as police opened fire on striking miners.
Highlights from the dramatic opening ceremony of the London 2102 Olympic Games directed by British filmmaker Danny Boyle.
updated 5:03 PM EDT, Tue June 5, 2012
Diamond Jubilee celebrations reached a colorful climax in June as the queen appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
updated 3:58 PM EST, Fri January 6, 2012
CNN's Nima Elbagir reports on the deteriorating situation in Nigeria amid attacks by Boko Haram.
updated 1:10 PM EDT, Fri July 20, 2012
A senior economist at the institution spearheading the bailouts of three eurozone countries has lambasted its lack of leadership.
updated 12:58 AM EDT, Fri May 25, 2012
Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng tells CNN about his departure from China and his continuing concern for those he left behind.
updated 2:58 PM EDT, Sat June 9, 2012
Angela Merkel said a core group of states needed to press on with European integration to fight the eurozone crisis.
updated 11:53 AM EST, Wed November 16, 2011
FIFA President Sepp Blatter talks to CNN's Pedro Pinto about FIFA reforms and whether racism in football is a problem.
updated 8:22 PM EDT, Mon August 27, 2012
Opinion: Neil Armstrong passes away, aged 82. He's the hero who always shied away from the spoils and trappings of heroism itself.
updated 7:19 PM EST, Wed November 21, 2012
CNN's Nick Paton Walsh gained access to Aleppo to reveal the destructive attacks by the Assad regime and its effects on the residents caught in the middle.
updated 6:41 PM EST, Fri March 9, 2012
CNN's tough choices made to keep their journalists safe and their account of reporting and surviving a trip into Homs.
iReporters share the stories of their search to rebuild their lives since the tsunami. They report finding inner strength in the face of their fears.
updated 6:07 AM EDT, Tue October 16, 2012
CNN's Nic Robertson reports on Arab League monitors attacked from both sides in the uprising in Syria.
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