Masterpieces of sports photography

Every day in the world there are millions of sports photos, Captures moments of victories and disappointments athletes. Among them there are bad, good, and true works of photographic art, but just some photos deserve to be recorded in the history books. Over the years, these are the pictures will tell us of the courage and dedication of athletes overcoming the boundaries of human capabilities.

Mike Tyson with his two-month son Miguel after losing to Lennox Lewis, 2002. Photographer Neil Leifer.

Lev Yashin came as a cold-blooded and calculating the goalkeeper, with a wide range of activities.

Mike Tyson biting Evander Holyfield's ear during a fight in the heavyweight, 1997. During this incident Tyson stripped of boxing license (temporarily) and was fined $ 3 million.

Sergei Bubka - an outstanding Soviet athlete-athlete, a six-time world champion, who started from the age of 19 series of 35 world records, the latest of which is 6.14 m in an outdoor stadium (1994) and 6.15 m - in the hall (Donetsk, 1993) - are unrivaled until now.

Member of the World Cup ski jumping takes part in the official training on the background of the city of Sapporo, January 30th. Photographer Kazuhiro Nogi.

Roope Kakko of Finland golf tournament Madeira Islands Open in Portugal in May 2012. Photographer Dean Mouhtaropoulos.

Yelena Isinbayeva set a world record in the pole vault at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Photographer Mikhail Voskresensky.

14th World Championships in Aquatics in Shanghai. Photographer Adam Pretty.

Sportswoman Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya at the Olympics in London in 2012 after the finish of the marathon race, which she came to 5 seconds later her rival Ethiopia. Photographer Mike Powell.

Photo from the competition of the London 2012 Paralympics.

Jamaican Lightning, the fastest man on the planet, sports legend Usain Bolt set a new world record at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Photographer Bill Frakes.

Darren Choy of Singapore carries the Youth Olympic Games torch during the opening ceremony, Singapore, August 14, 2010. The photographer Adam Pretty.

The fight for the championship belt at heavyweight between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston, May 25, 1965. At 2 minutes 12 seconds of the first round after the "shock ghost" was registered a victory by knockout by Muhammad Ali. Photographer Neil Leifer.

With 51 minutes played, Argentina - England Diego Maradona scored his hand one of the most famous football goals, went down in history as the "hand of God". Photographer Daniel Motz.

"Smokers" - the best-selling picture in the history of Tour de France. In the 20 years it was common among cyclists a false belief that smoking is an advanced method of clearing the lungs and increase their respiratory capacity and volume, and improves performance.

Two legendary captain Bobby Moore and Pele exchanging shirts as a sign of mutual respect. FIFA World Cup, 1970.

Medalists in the race for 200 meters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists US team up to protest against racial discrimination in the Olympic Games in 1968 in Mexico. Photographer Neil Leifer.

Sumo wrestlers Tasayutaka Toyohibiki and do not want to give each other - during the battle on the big summer tournament in Tokyo, Japan.

August 10, 2012, London. Sinhronistki jumps out of the water. Photographer Wei Zheng.

"Challenge Cup" in 1979, the final between the teams of the USSR and the Hockey Canada ended a score of 6: 0.



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