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  Tuesday, 30 July, 2002, 17:37 GMT 18:37 UK
O'Sullivan takes World title
Ronnie O'Sullivan clinches his first World Snooker title with an 18-14 victory over John Higgins at The Crucible.
Tale of two Ronnies
BBC Sport Online examines the colourful, and equally controversial, career of Ronnie O'Sullivan, snooker's demonic genius.
Crucible 2001: The full story
Each result from the 2001 snooker World Championships - with links to every match report, highlights package and picture gallery.
O'Sullivan wants family presentation
New World Snooker champion Ronnie O'Sullivan hopes to take his trophy behind bars to show his imprisoned father.
Higgins: Ronnie is worthy champion
John Higgins tells BBC Sport Online that Ronnie O'Sullivan deserved to win the World Snooker Championship.
O'Sullivan dedicates win to father
The new Embassy World Snooker Champion, Ronnie O'Sullivan, dedicates his success to his imprisoned father.
A former champ's diary
All the entries in Steve Davis' BBC Sport Online diary at the Crucible.
No ordinary genius
BBC Sport Online's Peter Sanderson marvels at the extraordinary talents of new World Champion Ronnie O'Sullivan.
Our man at the Crucible
An archive of dispatches from Peter Sanderson, BBC Sport Online's backstage reporter in Sheffield.
O'Sullivan celebrates final place
Ronnie O'Sullivan is relieved after beating a battling Joe Swail to make it into his first World Snooker Championship final.
Higgins wins epic semi-final
John Higgins books his place in the final of the World Championship with a 17-15 win over Matthew Stevens.
First round video
BBC Sport Online presents highlights of the action and reaction from the first round of the World Snooker Championship.
Second round video
BBC Sport Online presents highlights of the action and reaction from the second round of the World Snooker Championship.
Quarter-final video
BBC Sport Online presents highlights of the last eight action from the closing stages at The Crucible.
Semi-final video
BBC Sport Online presents highlights of the last four action from the closing stages at The Crucible.
World Snooker final video
How Ronnie O'Sulliavan won the title plus all the reports and reaction.
Crucible: First round
All the results and frame scores from the first round of the World Championships in Sheffield.
Crucible: Second Round
All the results and frame scores from the second round of the World Championships in Sheffield.
Crucible: Quarter-Finals
All the results and frame scores from the quarter-finals of the World Championships in Sheffield.
Framewatch: Higgins v Stevens
Frame-by-frame action from the semi-final of the World Snooker Championship as John Higgins beats Matthew Stevens 17-15.
Framewatch: O'Sullivan v Swail
Frame-by-frame action from the semi-final of the World Snooker Championship: Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Joe Swail 17-11.
Framewatch: O'Sullivan v Higgins
Frame-by-frame action from the World Snooker Championship final where Ronnie O'Sullivan defeats John Higgins.
Rocket wins World Snooker
Pictures from The Crucible where Ronnie O' Sullivan is the crowned the new World Snooker Champion after beating John Higgins 18-14.
Crucible final - in pictures
Action from the first day's play in the World Snooker final where Ronnie O'Sullivan has a 10-6 lead over John Higgins.
Crucible semi-finals
Images from both semi-finals at The Crucible in Sheffield. Ronnie O'Sullivan looks in top form against Joe Swail as Matthew Stevens and John Higgins meet in an epic.
Semi-finals - day one
Highlights from The Crucible, where Ronnie O'Suliivan, Joe Swail, John Higgins and Matthew Stevens were all in action on the first day of the semi-finals.
Days seven and eight: Snooker action
Pictures from day eight of the World Championship at the Crucible in Sheffield.
Snooker action
Images from days seven and eight of the second round of the Embassy World Championships from The Crucible in Sheffield.
First round Crucible action
Images from days one and two of the first round at the Crucible, where England's Paul Hunter recorded three centuries, beating David Roe and defending champion Mark Williams grinded down Billy Snaddon.
Crucible's colourful history
Pictures of the key moments and highlights from a dazzling past in snooker's World Championship at Sheffield.


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Ronnie O'Sullivan beat John Higgins 18-14 in the World Snooker finalRocket Man
Watch Ronnie O'Sullivan's Crucible triumph

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Losing finalist John Higgins is gracious in defeatGallant loser
Higgins is gracious in defeat

Sports Talk SPORTS TALK
Is Ronnie O'Sullivan the greatest snooker player ever to grace the game? The Natural
Is Ronnie the greatest snooker player ever?

Ronnie O'Sullivan, Neil Lennon, Tony McCoy and Carl Fogarty line up for this week's Question of Sport
Ronnie's on cue


Pete Sanderson reports from Sheffield and the World Snooker Championships
Ronnie's a pure genius


All the latest action from the Crucible as Ronnie O'Sullivan and John Higgins compete for the World Snooker Championship crown
The final in full


BBC pundit Steve Davis
The Generation Game


Selected interviews from the Championship
Crucible highlights


Pictures from The Crucible final where Ronnie O'Sullivan beat John HigginsRocket Ronnie
O'Sullivan's World Snooker win in pictures

BBC Sport Online columnist Steve Davis reports from The CrucibleNot yet!
Steve Davis on retirement

Rules of snookerFair or foul?
Your clickable guide to the rules of snooker
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