Seeing athletes in action shows us all the amazing strength of the human body. But with most sports moving so quickly and athletes executing move after move without pause, we rarely get a chance to see the details of their amazing skills.
We collected the some of the years best sports photography and it is stunning. Each athlete is a work of art and the pics capture their determination and spirit as much as their physical prowess.
Featuring athletes in graceful action and some of the years biggest moments in sports, here are some of the greatest sports photos of 2016.