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