Sports fans all over the world witnessed an exciting year in 2012. Usain Bolt made Olympic history in London, Johnny Manziel became the youngest college football player to ever win the Heisman trophy, and Lebron James finally won a championship ring. Maggie Gray is an anchor for SI.com, and she comes to the studio to count down Sports Illustrated's top five moments in sports for this year. Take a guess at what made number 1.
Over the summer, the world watched as America won the most medals at the 2012 Olympics in London. But for every athlete who gets a moment of glory on the world's biggest state, there are hundreds who come up short.
It's the subject of a new movie out today, called "Backwards." It's about a woman who is forced to let go of her Olympic dream and start a second life.
Sarah Megan Thomas is the star, writer and producer of the movie and she explains to John Berman on "Early Start" how elements of her athletic career helped shape the story.
With just two days until the opening ceremonies for the 2012 summer Olympics in London, more and more details of the big show continue to leak to the public.
CNN's Zain Verjee joins Early Start live from London this morning to share some of the new details and to discuss the various parties being hosted by celebrities in the build up to the Games.
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