The sports stories that have caught our eye over the last 12 months.
Well that’s it, another year of sport has been and gone and whilst Sebastien Vettel and Andy Murray were writing themselves into the history books, fanatix looks back at the weirdest stories.
1. Manti Te’o’s imaginary girlfriend
The San Diego Chargers linebacker hit the headlines in early 2013 when a relationship with student Lennay Kekua turned out to be completely false.
Te’o claimed that he had met Kekua after a match and met with her in Hawaii, before she had a car accident and later died of leukemia – although she wasn’t real.
A man named Ronaiah Tuiasosopo later confessed to the hoax, pretending to be the cousin of the fictitious Kekua and setting the “couple” up although the whole thing remains extremely suspect.
2. Luis Suarez bites back
During the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Liverpool towards the end of the 2012/13 season, Reds striker Suarez was caught sinking his teeth in – literally.
The Uruguayan was seen biting Blues defender Branislav Ivanovic and was subsequently given a 10-match ban; the second time in the player’s career that it has happened.