As a year-end treat, I went through the Outsports traffic stats for 2012 and wanted to know what the most popular photos were. Readers enjoy the coming out stories of gay athletes, but find it hard to resist photos of athletes, pro or amateur, doing their thing.

Being an Olympics year, it was no surprise that photos before and after the London Games would be the most popular. The single most-viewed image was of Usain Bolt from our best bodies of the Olympics gallery.