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Olympic Year in Review: Photos

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OlympicTalk takes a look back at the year in Olympic sports this week. Today, we review 50 memorable images of the year, courtesy AP and Getty.

Lolo Jones, Elana Meyers

1/5: Lolo Jones and Elana Meyers Taylor react after finishing second in a World Cup bobsled race in Winterberg, Germany.


Norway curling

1/21: Norwegian curlers pose in New York.


Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremony Rings

2/7: The Olympic rings malfunction at the Sochi Opening Ceremony.

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Irina Rodnina, Vladislav Tretiak

2/7: Irina Rodnina and Vladislav Tretiak light the Sochi Olympic cauldron.

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Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi

2/8: Germany’s Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi in Sochi Olympic team event short dance.

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Ashley Wagner

2/8: Ashley Wagner reacts to her score in the Sochi Olympic team event short program.

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Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski

2/11: Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski cover the pairs short program.

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Shaun White

2/11: Shaun White crashes in the Sochi halfpipe final.

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Yevgeny Plushenko

2/13: Yevgeny Plushenko waves to fans after withdrawing from the Sochi Olympic men’s figure skating event due to a back injury.

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Sochi Olympics Skeleton Women

during the women’s skeleton competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Michael Sohn

Sochi Olympics Alpine Skiing Men

Men’s super-G joint bronze medal winner Bode Miller of the United States is consoled by his wife, Morgan, at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Christophe Ena

Meryl Davis, Charlie White

2/17: Meryl Davis and Charlie White after winning ice dance gold.


Sochi women's hockey puck post

2/20: A U.S. shot in the women’s hockey final hits the post of an empty Canadian goal with 90 seconds left.

Mikaela Shiffrin

2/21: Mikaela Shiffrin after winning the Sochi Olympic slalom.

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Sochi bear

2/23: The Sochi Olympic bear mascot sheds a tear at the Closing Ceremony.

Ukraine Paralympics cross-country protest

3/15: Ukraine Paralympic cross-country skiers cover their silver medals in Sochi amid the Ukraine-Russia unrest.


Mo Farah

3/16: Mo Farah is helped up after collapsing at the finish of the New York City Half Marathon.

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Missy Franklin, Mark Spitz

3/26: Missy Franklin receives the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award from Mark Spitz.

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Meb Keflezighi

4/21: Meb Keflezighi wins the Boston Marathon.

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Shaun White, Hayden Panettiere

5/5: Shaun White and actress Hayden Panettiere at the Met Gala in New York.

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Michael Phelps

5/15: Michael Phelps trains wearing a “Rio 2016" swim cap at a meet in Charlotte, N.C.

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Alysia Montano

6/26: A pregnant Alysia Montano runs the 800m at the U.S. Outdoor Championships.

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Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad

8/14: France’s Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad removes his shirt before crossing the finish line first in the European Championships steeplechase, for which he would be disqualified.

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8/16: IOC president Thomas Bach and Youth Olympic athletes take selfies at the Opening Ceremony.

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Youth Olympics fencing

8/20: Fencing at the Youth Olympics.

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Kamila Skolimowska Memorial

NBA center Marcin Gortat drives Usain Bolt into

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Katie Ledecky

Katie Ledecky of the US reacts following her world record breacking swim in the women’s 1500m freestyle final at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Gold Coast on August 24, 2014. The Pan Pacific Championships ends on August 24. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK HAMILTON ---IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE--- (Photo credit should read PATRICK HAMILTON/AFP/Getty Images)

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Dawn Harper

8/28: Dawn Harper after winning a 100m hurdles race in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Bob Suter

September: The late Bob Suter’s jersey hangs in the arena where the U.S. beat the Soviet Union in the Miracle on Ice. (Courtesty ORDA/Whiteface Lake Placid)

Evan Spinosa

Dennis Kimetto

Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto crosses the finish line to win the 41th edition of the Berlin Marathon as Berlin’s Mayor Klaus Wowereit (L) watches in Berlin on September 28, 2014. Kimetto breaks the world marathon record. AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ (Photo credit should read TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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Usain Bolt

10/3: Usain Bolt enjoys Oktoberfest in Munich.

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Brittney Griner

10/5: Brittney Griner stares down Spain’s Laura Nicholls in the FIBA World Championships final.

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Simone Biles

10/10: Simone Biles is frightened off the podium by a bee at the World Championships.

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Oscar Pistorius Is Sentenced For Killing Girlfriend

10/21: Oscar Pistorius walks down stairs, out of the court room after being sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison.

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Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki

11/2: Caroline Wozniacki eats popcorn at a Rangers-Jets hockey game the night before she runs the New York City Marathon.

Yuzuru Hanyu

11/8: Yuzuru Hanyu after a warm-up collision with another skater at Cup of China.

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Ryan Lochte

DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 03: Ryan Lochte of USA competes in the Men’s 200m Freestyle Final on day one of the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) at the Hamad Aquatic Centre on December 3, 2014 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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