12/20/2012 06:15 pm ET Updated Dec 20, 2012

Sports Photos 2012: The Best Images Of The Year

2012 was the year of the Olympics, of championship wins for Miami Heat, the San Francisco Giants and the L.A. Kings, as well as a victory for the NFL referees after a three-month strike. Ahead, the biggest moments in sports, and it wasn’t all roses, if you ask the NFL’s replacement refs.

Sports 2012

This story appears in the year-end photo issue of our weekly iPad magazine, Huffington, in the iTunes App store, available Friday, Dec. 28.