2012 was a remarkable year for MIT sports. An unprecedented number of teams won NEWMAC titles, and many student-athletes demonstrated that it is possible to excel at both academics and sports at MIT by earning Academic All-American and All-Conference awards.
Outside of MIT, 2012 was the year of the 30th Olympic games held in London, and the year that Lionel Messi broke the record for the most soccer goals in a calendar year with 91 total goals. It was also the year that the San Francisco Giants topped the Detroit Tigers in the World Series, the Los Angeles Kings beat the New Jersey Devils in the Stanley Cup, and LeBron James and the Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA finals. In football, we saw another matchup between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants in which the Patriots lost, and we had to endure a halftime show featuring Madonna.
In the following pages, The Tech recaps the year for MIT sports and some of the most memorable moments from the Olympic games.