2022 Eyes of History: Still Contest: Picture Story: Sports

A series of sports pictures that depicts a story line or single theme. 12 photos maximum per story. A picture story depicting the President of the United States, other U.S. politicians, or U.S. politics is NOT eligible in this category.

First Place

Patrick Smith, Getty Images
Tokyo 2020 Athletics: Tokyo 2020 Athletics: Being postponed by an entire year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games were played out in Summer of 2021. Undeniably one of the most of popular sports of the games, the beauty and emotion of the athletics was competed without any spectators as athletes chased glory in their disciplines.

Second Place

Matt McClain, The Washington Post
Fight in the Woods: In order to keep disputes from causing violence in the community, Chris Wilmore started Streetbeefs a decade ago. The monthly fighting events, that meet in a homeowners country field in Virginia, give people the chance to settle their problems in the ring with boxing, mixed martial arts and kick boxing. There are also matches that don't involve a grudge.

Third Place

Carolyn Kaster, Associated Press
Equestrian: Jump! Equestrian events at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo featured three disciplines for individual and team competitions. Beautiful and dangerous. Best when horse and rider are one.