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The most bizarre sporting moments in 2011

The weird and wonderful happenings in sports from the past year



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From the malign to the ridiculous, the madcap to the simply weird - there was no shortage of offbeat moments in world sport in 2011, from fining a coach not money but pigs for misdemeanours to eccentric Englishmen playing cricket in the sea.
Here's a summary of strange sporting highlights of the past 12 months.

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