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FLASHBACK! BEST Sports Photos from 2016 - Part 2

December 29, 2016 11:20 IST

The Rio Olympics, Portugal winning the Euro Championships, the passing of the great Mohammad Ali, Russian track & field athletes being banned for the Olympics -- what an eventful year 2016 has been!

As we prepare to cruise into the New Year, Rediff.com gives you a glance back, through photos, into all the sporting moments that made the last 12 months memorable.  

Here is Part 2 of our 3-part series...

France’s Dimitri Payet celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group A match against Albania at Stade Velodrome in Marseille, France, on June 15

IMAGE: France’s Dimitri Payet celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group A match against Albania at Stade Velodrome in Marseille, France, on June 15. Photograph: Lars Baron/Getty Images

Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu and coach P Gopichand get a rousing reception atop an open-air bus in Hyderabad on her return from the Rio Games on August 22

IMAGE: Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu and coach P Gopichand get a rousing reception atop an open-air bus in Hyderabad on her return from the Rio Games on August 22. Photograph: SnapsIndia

A banner stating "We Love You Mohammad" is displayed as well-wishers touch the hearse carrying the body of the late boxing champion Muhammad Ali on June 11

IMAGE: A banner stating "We Love You Mohammad" is displayed as well-wishers touch the hearse carrying the body of the late boxing champion Muhammad Ali on June 11. Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

Cristiano Ronaldo is ecstatic after scoring the winning penalty to claim the UEFA Champions League title in Milan on May 28

IMAGE: Cristiano Ronaldo is ecstatic after scoring the winning penalty to claim the UEFA Champions League title in Milan on May 28. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Abbey D'Agostino of the United States (right) is assisted by Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand after they collided during the Women's 5000m Round 1 - Heat 2 at the Olympic Stadium on August 16

IMAGE: Abbey D'Agostino of the United States (right) is assisted by Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand after they collided during the Women's 5000m Round 1 - Heat 2 at the Rio Olympics at the Olympic Stadium in Rio on August 16. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Mo Farah of Britain celebrates winning the 5000m race at Olympic Stadium on August 20

IMAGE: Britain's Mo Farah celebrates winning the 5000m race at Olympic Stadium on August 20. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Force India’s Sergio Perez celebrates on the podium after finishing third in the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi on October 11

IMAGE: Force India’s Sergio Perez celebrates on the podium after finishing third in the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi on October 11. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Mandakhnaran Ganzorig of Mongolia and his coach react after the match against Ikhtiyor Navruzov of Uzbekistan during the Men's Freestyle 65 kg Bronze medal wrestling match on August 21

IMAGE: Mongolian wrestler Mandakhnaran Ganzorig’s coach undresses in protest after the former’s match against Uzbekistan’s Ikhtiyor Navruzov during the Men's Freestyle 65 kg Bronze medal wrestling match on August 21. Photograph: Toru Hanai/Reuters

Honda Moto3 rider Livio Loi of Belgium falls during the Japanese Grand Prix at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Motegi, north of Tokyo on October 11

IMAGE: Honda Moto3 rider Livio Loi of Belgium falls during the Japanese Grand Prix at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Motegi, north of Tokyo on October 11. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

The Chicago Cubs celebrate after defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Wild Card playoff baseball game at PNC Park on October 7

IMAGE: The Chicago Cubs celebrate after defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Wild Card playoff baseball game at PNC Park on October 7. Photograph: Charles LeClaire/Reuters
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