THESE are magic men of a truly spectacular decade of sport.Some of these performers burst on to the scene with stunning flashes of genius that shocked the world.
Others have stood the test of time to see off all_comers and still dine at the top table of their chosen professions.
Some have been so sublime, like Usain Bolt, that they wonâ€™t just go down as a sporting great of this decade but of all_time, taking their sport to unthinkable levels of achievement.
And for those readers who are still a little patriotic, donâ€™t look for a Nigerian among these stars.
LOOKING back on the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the most surprising thing is how so many experts couldnâ€™t separate Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell and Usain Bolt.
The 6ft 5in, 15st Bolt then separated himself from the rest of sprinting humanity by clocking 9.69sec for the 100metres and getting ticked off for taking his foot off the gas near the e