London 2012’s ‘Super Saturday’ has been named the Greatest Sporting Moment of all time, in our recent poll.
With all the excitement of Rio 2016 we recently ran a survey to find out the greatest sporting moments of all time.
We all knew that 2012 was a great year for sports in several areas, but the London Olympics really were amazing. Not only were they hosted by Great Britain, allowing the whole country to really get behind them, but the athletes had one of their most successful games ever.
The heart-stopping August night in the Olympic stadium saw heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, long jumper Greg Rutherford and distance runner Mo Farah all strike gold within just 44 minutes of each other.
Second place went to England’s 1966 football World Cup victory followed by Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean’s gold at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics in 1984 with Bolero.
Andy Murray’s Wimbledon victory in 2013, the first British men’s singles winner since 1936, and Jonny Wilkinson’s last minute drop kick to win the 2003 Rugby World Cup final completed the top five.
Amazing sporting moments really have the power to lift the spirits of the whole nation and stay in our memories for decades. We’re hoping that Team GB will go on to create some similar moments to remember this summer in Rio.