Goodbye 2011

It has been an interesting year.

The national football team (pic) defended their Sea Games football medal with style after beating Indonesia twice in Jakarta.

Lee Chong Wei defeated Lin Dan in the final of the All-England title.

There was the fiasco of who owned the rights to the national tiger stripes jersey which is now being sorted out by the courts.

Then we had a National Sports Council officer who said that gymnasts "took gifts" for judges during tournaments.

The National Sports Institute is now an independent body.

Our 4x400m men's athletics team returned with a Sea Games gold medal from Indonesia.

Squash queen Nicol David wins her sixth World Open title.

Our national football team drew 1-1 before losing 3-2 to India in a series of friendly matches.

KL hosted three English Premier League teams - Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Marco Simoncelli died in a horrific MotoGP accident at the Sepang International Circuit.

Our sprinters skipped a doping test with a handful of them flying off to Bulgaria.

The death of the Malaysia Hockey Federation and the birth of the Malaysia Hockey Confederation.

Hockey juniors win Sultan of Johor Cup.

And the list goes on.

2011 has been memorable in many ways - both pleasant and unpleasant.

Here's hoping for a better 2012.

HD says: And it's now time to sing the Auld Lang Syne...

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