top 10 best sports moments split

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As we gaze back over the landscape of sports in 2012, the great moments seem to drop from the sky. Literally.

Her Royal Highness the Queen dropped into a stadium with James Bond (or at least her stunt double) to start the London Olympics. An extreme stuntman skydived 24 miles, from the edge of space, and stuck a landing that might even have impressed McKayla Maroney

And a football coach dropped some knowledge to his team and dropped us all to our knees.

Sports stars won gold, broke records and tore up the pop culture landscape this year. Now we've dropped the also-rans and made our cuts. The roster is set. Join us as we welcome the top 10 great moments in sports this year.

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