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After a year that seemed to celebrate the ridiculous in sport, Dhruv Munjal hopes 2018 will bring forth the sublime

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Dhruv Munjal 



Virat Kohli, Anthony Joshua, Neymar and Sergio Garcia
Virat Kohli, Anthony Joshua, Neymar and Sergio Garcia

Sport in 2017 was a playground of absurdities. Freakishly good athletes pulled off feats the commonsensical mind dismissed as impossible, football clubs purchased relatively middling players for preposterous amounts that could once buy entire teams, Sergio Garcia finally won a major, Usain Bolt lost a 100m final and some brainless motorcycle guide forced competitors in the wrong direction at the Venice Marathon. (How the Italian city ended up hosting a marathon is matter for a different debate; ideally Venice shouldn’t have agreed to host anything more than a long-distance swimming competition.)

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First Published: Sat, December 30 2017. 00:12 IST

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