Looking overseas. Golfer Rory McIlroy and Dutch speed skater Irene Wust were named Reuters′ top sportsman and sportswoman of 2014.
The news agency′s sports reporters voted McIlroy at the top for a dominant year that saw him win two majors and become the world′s best golfer.
Irene Wust, meanwhile, became the top Dutch Olympian of all time with four gold medals, two of which came from the five medals she earned in Sochi.
Germany was named the top team, Atletico Madrid football coach Diego Simeone was the top coach, and tennis star Kei Nishikori, the top breakthrough athlete.
And last but definitely not least – Korean-born Viktor Ahn of Russia got the comeback honors for his 3 speed skating golds in Sochi.