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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.

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

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1/21: Norwegian curlers pose in New York.

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2/7: The Olympic rings malfunction at the Sochi Opening Ceremony.
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2/7: Irina Rodnina and Vladislav Tretiak light the Sochi Olympic cauldron.

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2/8: Germany’s Nelli Zhiganshina and Alexander Gazsi in the Sochi Olympic team event short dance.
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2/8: Ashley Wagner reacts to her score in the Sochi Olympic team event short program.

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2/11: Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski cover the pairs short program.
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2/11: Shaun White crashes in the Sochi halfpipe final.
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2/13: Yevgeny Plushenko waves to fans after withdrawing from the men’s figure skating event due to a back injury.
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2/14: Noelle Pikus-Pace celebrates her Sochi skeleton silver medal with her family.
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2/16: An emotional Bode Miller is comforted by wife Morgan after winning super-G bronze.
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2/17: Meryl Davis and Charlie White after winning ice dance gold.

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

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2/21: Mikaela Shiffrin after winning the Sochi Olympic slalom.
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2/23: The Sochi Olympic bear mascot sheds a tear at the Closing Ceremony.
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3/15: Ukraine Paralympic cross-country skiers cover their silver medals in Sochi amid the Ukraine-Russia unrest.
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3/16: Mo Farah is helped up after collapsing at the finish of the New York City Half Marathon.
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3/26: Missy Franklin receives the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year award from Mark Spitz.
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4/21: Meb Keflezighi wins the Boston Marathon.
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5/5: Shaun White and actress Hayden Panettiere at the Met Gala in New York.
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5/15: Michael Phelps trains wearing a “Rio 2016” swim cap at a meet in Charlotte, N.C.
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6/26: A pregnant Alysia Montano runs the 800m at the U.S. Outdoor Championships.

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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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8/20: Fencing at the Youth Olympics.
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8/23: NBA center Marcin Gortat drives Usain Bolt into the National Stadium in Warsaw.

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8/24: Katie Ledecky grimaces after winning the 1500m freestyle in world record time at the Pan Pacific Championships.
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8/28: Dawn Harper-Nelson after winning a 100m hurdles race in Zurich, Switzerland.
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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)

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9/28: Dennis Kimetto breaks the world record at the Berlin Marathon.
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10/3: Usain Bolt enjoys Oktoberfest in Munich.
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10/5: Brittney Griner stares down Spain’s Laura Nicholls in the FIBA World Championships final.
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10/10: Simone Biles is frightened off the podium by a bee at the World Championships.
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10/21: Oscar Pistorius walks down stairs, out of the court room after being sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison.
10/31: Viktoria Helgesson has a wardrobe malfunction at Skate Canada.
10/31: Viktoria Helgesson has a wardrobe malfunction at Skate Canada.
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11/2: Caroline Wozniacki eats popcorn at a hockey game the night before she runs the New York City Marathon.
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11/8: Yuzuru Hanyu after a warm-up collision with another skater at Cup of China.

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12/3: Ryan Lochte swims in the 200m freestyle final at the World Short Course Championships.

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Chloe Dygert crashes over guard rail at world championships, has surgery

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American Chloé Dygert crashed over a guard rail at the world road cycling championships time trial, where she appeared en route to a repeat title, and underwent leg surgery as a result.

Dygert, who last year won by the largest margin in history as the youngest-ever champion, lost control of her bike while approaching a curve to the right. Her front wheel bobbled, and she collided with the barricade, flipping over into an area with grass.

Dygert, who had a left leg laceration, was tended to by several people, put on a stretcher and taken to a hospital in Bologna, Italy, about 25 miles from the worlds host of Imola.

“We are relieved that this crash was not worse than what it could have been,” USA Cycling chief of sport performance Jim Miller said in a press release. “While this crash is distressing, Chloe is young and a fighter. With Chloe’s determination, we know she will be back riding before we know it. For now, we want her to focus on healing.”

About 10 minutes after the crash, Dutchwoman Anna van der Breggen won her first time trial title.

Van der Breggen took silver the last three years behind Dygert and countrywoman Annemiek van Vleuten, who missed this year’s race after breaking her wrist last week in the Giro Rosa.

Dygert, 23, had a 26-second lead at the 14-kilometer time check of the 31-kilometer race. Full results are here.

Dygert qualified for the Tokyo Olympics when she won last year’s world time trial title. She has been bidding to make the Olympics on the road and the track.

Worlds continue Friday with the men’s time trial airing on Olympic Channel and NBC Sports Gold for Cycling Pass subscribers at 8:15 a.m. ET. A full TV schedule is here.

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2020 French Open men’s singles draw, bracket

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Rafael Nadal was put into the same half of the French Open draw as fellow 2018 and 2019 finalist Dominic Thiem of Austria, with top-ranked Novak Djokovic catching a break.

Nadal, trying to tie Roger Federer‘s male record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, could play sixth-seeded German Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals before a potential clash with Thiem, who just won the U.S. Open.

Djokovic, who is undefeated in 2020 save being defaulted out of the U.S. Open, could play No. 7 seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the quarterfinals before a possible semifinal with Russian Daniil Medvedev.

Medvedev is the fourth seed but is 0-3 at the French Open. Another possible Djokovic semifinal opponent is fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, who reached the fourth round last year.

The most anticipated first-round matchup is between three-time major champion Andy Murray and 2015 French Open champion Stan Wawrinka. In Murray’s most recent French Open match, he lost in five sets to Wawrinka in the 2017 semifinals.

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