Best Sports Pictures
Are you looking for the best sports pictures? Let me show you my favorites. These are the ones that have taught me a lot of life lessons and I am sure you will find something special in them as well. So here they are:
US contingent to the first modern Olympic Games.
This is a rare photograph of the US contingent to the first modern Olympic Games held at Athens, Greece. The participating team consisted of 14 members, mostly students from various universities. The picture above shows 8 of them. This team put up an amazing show bagging the maximum number of gold medals in the event by any team. They won 11 golds as compared to 10 of the host nation Greece which had to be satisfied with the second position.
George H W Bush, the 41st president of USA with Babe Ruth.
This is one of the best sports pictures you will ever see. One great politicians receiving a signed copy of the autobiography of a great baseball star! George H W Bush, the 41st president of USA, was passionate about the sport. In fact he played the college world series that was held in 1947. He captained the Yale University team. In the above picture Babe Ruth, the legend is seen donating his autobiography to George H W Bush.
Beginning of the sports icon Tiger Woods.
This is an image from an event that marked the beginning of a glorious chapter in the history of golf. Tiger Woods announced his arrival on the scene with style by winning the 1997 masters by 12 shots. That was the not so humble beginning of the sports icon we know of today. Jackie Robinson is a name that is synonymous with the removal of racial segregation from pro baseball, by being the first Afro-American player to storm into the Dodgers team. Jackie was an exceptional talent and had a very illustrious career with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He participated in as many as six all star games, a testimony to his brilliance in the field.
The first Afro-American baseball player Jackie Robinson.
Jackie Robinson is a name that is synonymous with the removal of racial segregation from pro baseball, by being the first Afro-American player to storm into the Dodgers team. Jackie was an exceptional talent and had a very illustrious career with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He participated in as many as six all star games, a testimony to his brilliance in the field.
Spirit of sports Jesse Owens.
Jesse Owens was the cynosure of American Athletic team and a thorn in the eyes of Adolf Hitler in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Jessy won as many as four gold medals in the track and field events he participated in. Hitler’s propaganda to show the superiority of his race above others took a severe beating, thanks to the efforts of this charismatic athlete. One of the best sports pictures that conveys the message of spirit of sports being above all racial discrimination.
First Soccer World Cup Final Ball selected by Argentina.
Have a look at this ball! If you love soccer then you will absolutely love the history behind it. This ball is the one that was selected by Argentina and used in one half of the game in the 1930 world cup finals. It was the first ever soccer world cup finals. The teams were not happy with the balls being used, therefore each of them was asked to choose a ball of their choice to be used in one of the halves. Argentina went on to lose the match to Uruguay.
First Soccer World Cup Final Ball selected by Uruguay.
This is the lucky charm for Uruguay! There are beautiful memories attached with this soccer ball. This is the one chosen by Uruguay in the 1930 soccer world cup where they beat Argentina to take control of the very first world cup. This certainly would be one of the best sports pictures for any soccer fan from Uruguay.
Alfred Hajos is the first gold medallist in swimming.
Alfred Hajos, was born in Budapest Hungary. He is the first gold medallist in swimming events of the modern Olympics. He won the laurels as the youngest sportsperson in the 1896 Olympic Games. In fact he won two golds; in 100 meters freestyle and in 1200 meters freestyle swimming events. It’s worthwhile to note that during those days the swimming event was done in the Mediterranean Sea where it was not only your skill that was tested but the endurance of your body was extremely essential to overcome the difficulties posed by the elements of nature.
Helen De Pourtales making her the first woman to clinch a gold.
Helen De Pourtales makes our list of top sports pics. She was born in New York City, but her ancestors belonged to Switzerland. She was a sailor and along with her husband participated in the 1900 summer Olympics. Her team went on to win the gold medal in the 2-3 Ton race, thereby making her the first woman to clinch a gold in one of the Olympic events. Unfortunately this is not officially recognized by IOC. But then that’s ok, records cannot really take away the fame she got for herself with the win.
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