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Sporting Highlights for 2010

The year 2010 had three major world sporting events, the Winter Olympics, FIFA World Cup,the Commonwealth Games. Athletes from Spain performed well, with Spain winning the World Cup, Alberto Contador winning the Tour de France and Rafael Nadal taking over the mantle of Federer winning three of the grand slam events and achieving a career slam.

Alberto Contador was the initial winner of the 2010 event, but after a prolonged drug investigation he was stripped of his win in 2012, and the prize was given to Andy Schleck of Luxembourg.

In the golf majors, the biggest news was the return of Tiger Woods to the fairways. The Masters was won by Phil Mickelson (3rd time), U.S. Open winner: Graeme McDowell, The Open Championship winner: Louis Oosthuizen and the PGA Championship winner was Martin Kaymer. Despite his indiscretions, Tiger Woods was still the highest earning sportsperson for the year - see the Top Earners for 2010.

The 2010 Laureus World Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards went to sprinter Usain Bolt and tennis player Serena Williams.

Below is a timeline of some significant results in the world of sport for the year 2010.

Date Results
Jan Tennis Australia Open won by Roger Federer and Serena Williams.
Feb Super Bowl held in Miami, Florida was won by New Orleans Saints.
Feb 12-28 The Winter Olympic Games were held in Vancouver, Canada. The USA topped the medal tally.
April Golf Masters won by Phil Mickelson
May Tennis French Open won by Rafael Nadal and Francesca Schiavone.
June Golf US Open won by Graeme McDowell
Jun 11 - July 11 FIFA World Cup (Football) tournament was held in South Africa, won by Spain over the Netherlands.
July the 2010 Cycling Tour de France was won by Alberto Contador of Spain, who was also the 2009 event winner. He was later stripped of his win, and the new winner is Andy Schleck of Luxembourg.
July Tennis Wimbledon won by Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams.
July Golf The Open Championship won by Louis Oosthuizen.
Aug Golf US PGA won by Martin Kaymer.
Sep Tennis US Open won by Rafael Nadal and Kim Clijsters.
Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games were held in Delhi India. Australia clearly led the medal tally.
Oct The Baseball World Series won by the San Francisco Giants.
Nov Rowing World Championships held at Lake Karapiro, New Zealand.

If you have a correction or know of events that should be included here, please let me know.

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