BEVERLY HILLS (CNS) – The Los Angeles Kings winning their first Stanley Cup was named as the top sports moment of 2012 in the Los Angeles/Orange County area.
The region’s top 10 sports moments of 2012 were announced at the eighth annual LA Sports Awards at The Beverly Hilton. The list was determined by a blue-ribbon media panel combined with on-line fan voting conducted by the Los Angeles Sports Council, which also conducts the LA Sports Awards.
A “moment” refers to anything from a specific instant in time — such as a winning goal, hit or shot — to a special event, individual or team record, or career achievement. The moments must have taken place in the Los Angeles/Orange County area or involved an area athlete or team.
Here are the remainder of the top 10 moments in order:
– Los Angeles Galaxy win MLS Cup;
– Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Mike Trout wins American League Rookie of the Year Award;
– Los Angeles Clippers win team-record 17 consecutive games;
– Guggenheim Baseball Management purchases the Los Angeles Dodgers;
– Steve Nash and Dwight Howard join the Los Angeles Lakers;
– Shooter Kim Rhode from Monrovia becomes the first U.S. athlete to win a medal in five consecutive Olympic Games;
– UCLA defeats USC to win the Pacific-12 Conference South Division football championship;
– Clippers defeat the Memphis Grizzlies in a seven-game, first-round NBA playoff series; and
– Sprinter Allyson Felix wins three Olympic gold medals.
The Los Angeles Sports Council is a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote economic development in Southern California through sports.