Well, 2012 was meant to have been the best year ever for sport, if you believe the newspapers anyway. It was certainly a memorable year though but are your memories starting to fade or will the year stick with you for ever? Test your memory with this sporting quiz of 2012.

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A world record time of 36.84 seconds was set in the final of which 2012 Olympic event?

 

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Gold letter boxes started to appear up and down the country to mark the medal achievements of our Olympic and Paralympic winners. This one was found in Aldridge to mark the achievement of which Paralympian who had won 4 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze in London to add to the two golds won in Beijing in 2008.
 

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Who did Andy Murray beat in New York to claim his first Grand Slam title?
 

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Name the Australian who became the first cricketer to score four Test double-centuries in a calendar year.
 

   
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Chelsea became the first London club to win the Champions League/European Cup when they beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final. Where was that final played?

   
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Which horse retired after winning the Champion Stakes at Ascot in October 2012 bringing to an end an unbeaten fourteen-race career?

   
   

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After a confrontation at a press conference in February heavyweights Dereck Chisora and David Haye met in the ring in July, Haye winning in the fifth round. At which football ground was the fight staged?
 

 
Rugby Union - in December England's 17 point victory margin was their best ever against which country?
   
      9 Europe retained the Ryder Cup in what some described as the greatest-ever sporting fight-back. Who captained the Europe team?  
     
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In wasn't all good news though. Days before the end of 2012 the death was announced of a cricketer who had lost the captaincy of England in 1977 for his part in recruiting players for Kerry Packer's World Series Cricket. Who?