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I was there when...
As a year of sporting ups and downs comes to a close, BBC reporters recall some of 2006's key events.

From Wimbledon and the World Cup to the Ashes and Ryder Cup, they were on hand to witness the drama.

Maybe you were there too. Share your memories on our 606 site by clicking on the links below.

Zinedine Zidane
FOOTBALL - WORLD CUP
Zidane headbutted Materazzi
By Phil McNulty

There was chaos on the pitch and in the stands - a mixture of disbelief, anger, and despair

Wayne Rooney
FOOTBALL - ENGLAND'S WORLD CUP EXIT
When Rooney saw red
By Paul Fletcher

I was left with the feeling that England had got what they deserved and their supporters had again been cruelly short changed

Steve Gerrard
FOOTBALL - FA CUP FINAL
Gerrard scored that goal
By Jonathan Stevenson

In 40 years' time, I'll be telling anyone who cares to listen that I was there for one of the greatest FA Cup finals in history

Henrik Larsson
FOOTBALL - CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL
Larsson said goodbye to Barca
By John Sinnott

His happiness was tinged with sadness. In the biggest game of his career, he only played 29 minutes of it

David Healy
FOOTBALL - NORTHERN IRELAND STUN SPAIN
Healy's hat-trick
By Lyle Jackson

Long after the final whistle the sea of green in the Kop stand was still singing

Steve Harmison
CRICKET - THE ASHES DAY ONE
Harmison was wide of the mark
By Oliver Brett

Harmison, expected to provide a real threat on a wicket that offered bounce, was hopelessly off colour

Colin Montgomerie
GOLF - RYDER CUP
Monty led Europe's charge
By Rob Hodgetts

The roar that greeted the Europeans onto that first tee was awe-inspiring and overwhelming

Andy Murray
TENNIS - WIMBLEDON
Murray beat Roddick
By Piers Newbery

Murray showed the likes of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard how to stay cool in a shoot-out, dominating the tie-break and going on to win in straight sets

Joe Calzaghe
BOXING - JOE CALZAGHE
Calzaghe beat Lacy
By Sean Davies

A half-smile passed on the Welshman's lips before he launched into a withering, brutally accurate assault, sending blood from Lacy's mangled face spraying back into the cheap seats.

Jarno Trulli
MOTORSPORT - FORMULA ONE
Trulli spilled the beans
By Andrew Benson

Schumacher's peers were expected to give him a severe dressing down for his behaviour during qualifying at the Monaco Grand Prix but lost their bottle

St Helens
RUGBY LEAGUE - ST HELENS
Saints started their trophy trail
By Julian Shea

Individual brilliance and team awareness, combined to stunning effect - the story of Saints' season in a nutshell

Munster
RUGBY UNION - HEINEKEN CUP
Munster finally won the cup
By Bryn Palmer

The scenes in Limerick's O'Connell Street appeared on the big screen at the Millennium Stadium, and the impact was extraordinary. It seemed to galvanise not just the crowd in the stadium but, crucially, the Munster players too

Shelley Rudman
WINTER OLYMPICS - Women's Skeleton
Rudman won silver for Britain
By Anna Thompson

She had to rely on locals in her village to help raise the cash to send her to Turin - it was money well spent. On a freezing night, it was a heart-warming story

Commonwealth Games swimming
COMMONWEALTH GAMES - Swimming
England edged out Scots in men's 4x200m
By Sarah Holt

Of all the races, England and Scotland's duel was the most nail-bitingly brilliant to watch. The home nations went neck-and-neck down to the last metre until Ross Davenport nicked it for England.

Cheltenham Gold Cup
HORSE RACING - Cheltenham Gold Cup
Irish claimed 1-2-3
By Frank Keogh

No sooner had the first rowdy rendition of 'Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole' echoed around Cheltenham's cavernous parade ring, than the mother, father and grandchildren of all parties began

Graeme Dott
SNOOKER - World Championship
Dott ruled the Crucible
By Saj Chowdhury

The icing on this very strange cake came when we conducted the brief press conferences with both players in almost total darkness because the lights had failed

Asafa Powell
ATHLETICS - British Grand Prix
Powell wowed Gateshead
By Steve Cram

Powell is such a deceptive runner that it was only when we looked at the clock that we saw how fast he had gone

Tour of Britain
CYCLING - Tour of Britain
London savoured taste of le Tour
By Chris Russell

Clearly the sport does have appeal. Despite everything, cycling still feels worth fighting for

David Weir
DISABILITY SPORT - London Marathon
Weir won wheelchair race
By Tanni Grey Thompson

He was so strong and so quick - it was an absolutely amazing push - and the rest of the guys behind couldn't pull him in



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