2016: An unforgettable year in sports

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2016 was an extraordinary year in which we witnessed sports history. The city of Cleveland claimed its first major pro sports championship in 52 years while a team in Chicago ended a 108-year World Series title drought.

It was a year in which fans waved a warm and thankful goodbye to retiring icons who chose to begin new chapters in life, away from their respective sports.  A permanent and tearful farewell was wished to several beloved figures who transcended sports in life and in death.

The summer sun shined brightly upon Rio during the 2016 Olympic Games, where legacies were strengthened and both excitement and controversy were displayed on the world’s biggest stage.

2016 will be remembered as a year of triumph and tragedy, which overflowed with unforgettable sports moments.

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