Eurosport-Yahoo! has been profiling sporting Heroes of 2012 all week. Today, you get an arbitrary selection of heroes.
It's not meant to be comprehensive or objective. It's just a list of people who have enhanced the year in sport for me, in alphabetical order.
Please add your own selections at the bottom of the page.
Nicola Adams - Thumped people, hard. Then went to Nando's.
Sergio Aguero - Completed the most ridiculous end to a football season we will ever see.
Ben Ainslie - Four consecutive Olympic golds. The ultimate competitor.
Hashim Amla - Impossible to get out.
Usain Bolt - Still the guy everyone else wants to be.
Danny Boyle - Is an opening ceremony sport? Maybe not, but it was fantastic.
Seb Coe - Did more than the guy who got stuck on a zip wire.
Alastair Cook - Like Kevin Pietersen, only sensible.
Orlando Cruz - First professional boxer to come out as gay.
Jody Cundy - Paralympic cyclist whose disqualification provoked the year's best rant.
Dr Andrew Deaner - Cardiologist whose fortuitous presence probably saved Fabrice Muamba's life.
Vicente Del Bosque - Because those ludicrously talented players don't organise themselves.
Charlotte Dujardin - You don't have to understand dressage to know she's the best at it.
Jessica Ennis - The world's best all-round sportswoman.
Mo Farah - Fast.
Frankel - Really fast.
Missy Franklin - 17-year-old American who dominated the London 2012 pool winning four golds.
Carl Froch - Walloped Lucian Bute, reinvigorated his career.
The Gamesmakers - Gave their time and effort for nought but a pair of chinos.
Katherine Grainger - Perseverance pays off - an Olympic champion at last.
Philip Hindes - German-born cyclist whose deliberate crash helped Sir Chris Hoy into Olympic legend. Nice one, Phil.
LeBron James - NBA champion, Olympic champion, best basketball player since Jordan.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Love him or hate him... you should really love him.
Paul Kimmage and David Walsh - Nobody did more to expose Lance Armstrong.
Bert Le Clos - Chad's dad, the most gloriously proud Olympic parent.
Rory McIlroy - Best golfer in the world. You'd think he could afford a haircut.
Peyton Manning - Producing the mother of all comeback seasons in the NFL.
Jonny Marray - A British Wimbledon champion!
Ruta Meilutyte - She trains in Plymouth! She trains in Plymouth!
Lionel Messi - Scores goals.
Neymar - Scores goals like this.
Alan Oliveira - The man who beat Oscar Pistorius in a giant Paralympic upset.
Ronnie O'Sullivan - World champion again - snooker misses him.
Michael Phelps - If four golds and two silvers is a bad Olympics, you're pretty great.
Andrea Pirlo - If he had done nothing else, that penalty against England would have been enough.
Ian Poulter - European talisman during the greatest Ryder Cup comeback ever.
Mitt Romney - The moment he dissed London 2012 was the moment Britain united behind the Olympics.
Cristiano Ronaldo - Is it possible he's underrated?
Joanna Rowsell - Gold medal winning cyclist and alopecia sufferer who collected her gold medal wigless.
Casey Stoner - Double MotoGP champion who retired at 27.
Sarah Storey - Versatile as an egg. Paralympic swimmer turned cyclist has won 11 golds over 20 years.
Lindsey Vonn - Very possibly the greatest skier ever.
Abby Wambach - 150 international goals and an Olympic gold.
Heather Watson - First British woman to win a WTA Tour title since 1988.
Serena Williams - Almost literally back from the dead, probably the best female tennis player of all time.
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