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Sports Review of the Year 2001
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Duval Zidane and Veron Samaranch and Rogge
 
David Duval finally loses the “best player never to have won a Major” tag when he collects the Claret Jug after a three-shot victory at The Open in Royal Lytham. Welshman Ian Woosnam’s chances end when he is docked two shots for carrying an extra club in his bag.
 
 
At £45.8m, French international Zinedine Zidane becomes the world’s most expensive footballer when he signs for Spanish giants Real Madrid from Juventus. Manchester United smash the British transfer record when they sign Argentine Juan Sebastian Veron from Lazio for £24.7m.
 
 
The end of an era – after 21 years as the most powerful man in sport, International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch hands over the reins of power to Belgian Jacques Rogge. Spaniard Samaranch is made honorary life president of the organisation.
 
Healey and Johnson Lance Armstrong Williams and Ivanisevic
 
Captain Martin Johnson is bitterly disappointed after the Lions lose their final Test match against Australia in Sydney. Beforehand, Austin Healey is embroiled in controversy for comments he makes in a newspaper about Wallaby second row Justin Harrison.
 
 
After more than 88 hours in the saddle, Lance Armstrong celebrates his third successive Tour de France victory. The Texan, who fought back from cancer, confirms his place among cycling’s greats after yet another outstanding performance.
 
 
Centre Court favourite and wildcard Goran Ivanisevic finally fulfils his life-long ambition, winning the men’s singles at Wimbledon with an amazing five-set victory over Pat Rafter. Meanwhile, Venus Williams wins her second consecutive title by defeating Justine Henin.
 
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