|INTRO | REVIEW BY SPORT | GALLERY | VOTE | LEGENDS REMEMBERED | 2002 CALENDAR|
Welcome to BBC Sport Online's review of 2001.
It was a difficult year with the 11 September attacks on the US leading to the Ryder Cup's postponement.
On the field, World Cup qualification dominated as England rallied under new boss Sven-Goran Eriksson and skipper David Beckham to make the finals in 2002.
There were mixed fortunes for the English cricket side, but yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur and boxer Lennox Lewis ended the year as world champions.
BBC Sport Online reviews all the ups and downs of the year in words, pictures and audio/video clips.
Our interactive guide gives you the chance to tackle our tricky sports quiz and find out who won BBC Sport Online's vote for the best sports achievement of 2001.
Click on the links at the top of the page and enjoy looking back.