The Story Behind Bob Beamon's Miracle Jump And The Only Photo That Mattered

The man who took one of the most famous photos in Olympic history wasn’t a professional photographer. Tony Duffy was on vacation at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, and with nothing more than an amateur’s bravado, he casually wandered into the Athletes’ Village—which should have been off limits to him—and first heard… »10/16/15 11:25am10/16/15 11:25am


What Does It Take To Get Photographers Into Sports Halls Of Fame?

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is the most idiosyncratic of the major sports halls of fame, in part because its mission is to celebrate the game of basketball in its many incarnations, as opposed to just the NBA. That independent spirit is readily apparent this weekend, when Springfield welcomes its… »9/11/15 4:05pm9/11/15 4:05pm

The Jaw-Dropping Winners of the Largest Sports Photography Contest Yet

Almost 7,000 people entered Red Bull's third annual Illume sports photography contest this year, making it one of the largest photography competitions ever staged. And finally, at a ceremony in Hong Kong yesterday, the jury announced its winners. Who knew snowboarding could be so moody and artful? »8/30/13 2:39pm8/30/13 2:39pm

Check Out These Rad Pictures Of An Exploding Funny Car [UPDATE: Now With A GIF]

Tony Pedregon, NHRA Funny Car champion in 2007, ran into some slight difficulty in his race against Todd Lesenko on Friday in Pomona when his car blew up. (Lesenko knows how it is.) Funny cars are sort of designed to explode without incident—it's not hard to find stories about engines going up in flames the way… »2/16/13 6:50pm2/16/13 6:50pm