Al Bello Photographer

OLYMPIC SPORTS

Competitors run the 10,000 meter final during Day 10 of the XVI Pan American Games at Telcel Athletics Stadium on October 24, 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
  
Athletes compete in the rain during the Men's Decathlon 100m Final held at the National Stadium during Day 13 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 21, 2008 in Beijing, China.
  
Andreina Pinto of Venezuela dives in to start her 200m Individual Medley heat during the XII FINA World Championships at the Rod Laver Arena on March 25, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia.
     
  
The judges watch as the team from Italy performs in the Free Routine Final at the synchronized swimming event during the XII FINA World Championships at the Rod Laver Arena on March 24, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia.
  
Stefan Thanei of Italy competes during the Men's Alpine World Cup Super Combined Downhill race on the Birds of Prey course on December 4, 2009 in Beaver Creek, Colorado.
  
Stavroula Zygouri of Greece lifts Sara McMann of the USA during the women's Freestyle wrestling 63 kg qualification round on August 23, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at Ano Liossia Olympic Hall in Athens, Greece.
     
  
Daiki Ito of Japan soars on the Large Hill on day 9 of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics at Ski Jumping Stadium on February 20, 2010 in Whistler, Canada.
  
Swimmer Bobby Savulich of the United States warms up in the diving pool during Day One of the XVI Pan American Games at Scotiabank Aquatics Center on October 15, 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
  
Skiers at the start of the Ladies' 15 km Pursuit race on day 8 of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics at Whistler Olympic Park Cross-Country Stadium on February 19, 2010 in Whistler, Canada.
     
  
Pyrros Dimas of Greece jumps in the air as he celebrates a successful lift in  the men's 85 kg category weightlifting competition on August 21, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall in Athens, Greece.
  
Marian Simion of Romania gets a water break in his corner between rounds in his bout against Ramadan Yasser of Egypt during the men's boxing 51 kg preliminary bout on August 21, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at Peristeri Olympic Boxing Hall in Athens, Greece.
  
Daniel Meech of New Zealand competes in the individual show jumping event on August 24, 2004 during the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games at the Markopoulo Olympic Equestrian Centre Jumping Arena in Athens, Greece.
     
  
Sasha Cohen of the United States performs during the women's Free Skating program of figure skating during Day 13 of the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games on February 23, 2006 at Palavela in Turin, Italy.
  
Team Canada celebrates their 4-1 victory over Sweden to win the gold medal in women's ice hockey during Day 10 of the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games on February 20, 2006 at the Palasport Olimpico in Turin, Italy.
  
Henrik Lundqvist #35 of Sweden watches the puck fly by during the quarter final of the men's ice hockey match between Sweden and Switzerland during Day 12 of the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic Games on February 22, 2006 at the Torino Esposizioni in Turin, Italy.
     
  
Andreina Acevedo of Venezuela performs With her Ribbon at the Rhythmic Gymnastic finals during Day Four of the XVI Pan American Games at the Nissan Gymnastics Complex on October 18, 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
  
Randy Stageberg competes on the uneven bars during day four of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for gymnastics at the Wachovia Center on June 22, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  
Daniela Merighetti of Italy competes during the Alpine Skiing Ladies Downhill on day 6 of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics at Whistler Creekside on February 17, 2010 in Whistler, Canada.
     
  
Tharatip Sridee of Thailand performs during the Women's Rhythmic Gymnastics Qualifying round during the 15th Asian Games Doha 2006 at the Aspire hall, December 9, 2006 in Doha, Qatar.
  
Favia Diaz of Chile rides in front of the peleton during the Triathalon at the API Maritime Terminal on October 23, 2011 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
  
Jeinkler Aguirre of Cuba competes during the Men's 10m Platform Diving final on day nine of the 15th FINA World Championships at Piscina Municipal de Montjuic on July 28, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.
     
  
  Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion of Canada compete en route to winning the silver medal in the Women's 10 meter Synchro final during the XI FINA World Championships on July 17, 2005 at the Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  
Patrick Hausding and Sascha Klein of Germany dive during the Men's 10 Meter Platform Synchronized Finals at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center on Day 4 of the AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix on May 12, 2013  in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  
Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates as he crosses the line in the Men's 100m Final at the National Stadium on Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China. Bolt clocked a new world record time of 9.69 seconds.
     
  
Yony Ninahuaman of Peru competes in the women's 3000m steeplechase final during Day 14 of the XVI Pan American Games at Telmex Athletics Stadium on October 28, 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
  
 Stephanie Proud of Chester Le-Street SC competes in the Women’s 200m Backstroke Semi Final 2 during day six of the British Gas Swimming Championships at The London Aquatics Centre on March 8, 2012 in London, England.
  
Yarisley Silva of Cuba competes in the women's pole vault final during Day 10 of the XVI Pan American Games at Telcel Athletics Stadium on October 24, 2011 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
     
  
He Chao andJiao Liu of China dive during the 3m Springboard Final at the Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center on Day 3 of the AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix on May 12, 2012 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  
Richard Wall #10 of South Africa battles Ivan Perez #11 of Spain for the ball during Spain's 13-3 win during the World Swimming Championships at Challenge Stadium on July 9, 1998 in Perth, Australia
  
A Guard stands watch as fireworks go off during the Closing Ceremony for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 24, 2008 in Beijing, China.