World Press Photo - Best Sports Photos of the Year 2015

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Sports, 3rd prize singles. Members of the Neptun Synchro synchronized swimming team perform during a Christmas show in Stockholm, Sweden, on 13 December 2015.

Here Are the Best Sports Photos of the Year

Members of the Neptun Synchro synchronized swimming team perform during a Christmas show in Stockholm, Sweden, on 13 December

Sports, 1st prize singles. Czech Republic's Ondrej Bank crashes during the downhill race of the Alpine Combined at the FIS World Championships in Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA, on Feb. 15, 2015.

Here Are the Best Sports Photos of the Year

Sports, first prize winner, singles. Czech Republic's Ondrej Bank crashes during the downhill race of the Alpine Combined at the FIS World Championships in Beaver Creek, Colorado, on February Winners of the 2016 World Press Photo Contest - The Atlantic

Sports, 2nd prize stories. Wrestlers performing rituals in Senegal. These tournaments resemble a festival including dance performances, music, and wrestling shows. In this photograph, Kherou, a young wrestling champion, performs a ritual in the water of the sea while pouring milk over his body in order to obtain the reinforcement of a ghost who lives in the stones at the shore. Dakar, Sierra Leone, Aug. 11, 2015.

Here Are the Best Sports Photos of the Year

The Gris-gris Wrestlers of Senegal Sports, second prize stories, Christian Bobst Switzerland

Sports, 2nd prize stories. A tournament in the Adrien Senghor arena leans towards the end. The wrestling fights take place in the late evenings when temperatures drop. Dakar, Sierra Leone, March 28, 2015.

Here Are the Best Sports Photos of the Year

This image of a wrestling tournament in the Adrien Senghor arena won second prize in the 2016 World Press Photo sports stories category. Bouts take place in late evening, when temperatures fall Christian Bobst/AP

Sports, 1st prize stories. The match between junior teams from Vetluga and village Sharanga in Vetluga, Russia, Feb. 19 2015.

Here Are the Best Sports Photos of the Year

Vladimir Pesnya, Russia, Sputnik The match between junior teams from Vetluga and village Sharanga in Vetluga, Russia, 19 February

Sports, 3rd prize stories. Prison Turây, centre right, helps referee a practice game with female members of the Ebola Survivors Football Club in the city of Kerema, Sierra Leone, April 21, 2015.

Here Are the Best Sports Photos of the Year

2016 World Press Photo Award Winners - Photographs by the winners of the World Press Photo Awards

Sports, 3rd prize stories. Residents of Freetown cheer for the Ebola Survivors Football Club on a field in the city of Kenema, Sierra Leone, April 21, 2015.

Here Are the Best Sports Photos of the Year

The World Press Photo contest winners were announced, with a moody black-and-white image depicting the hardship of the Syrian migration crisis winning photo of the year.

Sports, 3rd prize stories. Erison Turay founded the Ebola Survivor's Football Club to support survivors, after 38 members of his family had died. In this photograph, Erison Turây walks to the football pitch to practice with the Ebola Survivors Soccer Club. Kenema, Sierra Leone, April 21, 2015.

Here Are the Best Sports Photos of the Year

Sports, 3rd prize stories. Erison Turây plays in a practice match with female members of the Ebola Survivors Football Club in the city of Kenema, Sierra Leone, April 21, 2015.

Here Are the Best Sports Photos of the Year

Erison Turây plays in a practice match with female members of the Ebola Survivors Football Club in the city of Kenema, Sierra Leone, April

Sports, 2nd prize stories. A group of people watch the wrestling match on television in Dakar, Senegal, April 4, 2015.

Here Are the Best Sports Photos of the Year

Sports, 2nd prize stories. BB Bisma Ndoye defeats the wrestler Maraka Dji in the Demba Diop stadium in Dakar, Sierra Leone, April 5, 2015.

Here Are the Best Sports Photos of the Year

Sports, prize stories - Christian Bobst, Switzerland, The Gris-gris Wrestlers of Senegal

Sports, 1st prize stories. Players in the locker room of HC Vetluga at halftime, Vetluga, Russia, Feb. 19, 2015.

Here Are the Best Sports Photos of the Year

World Press Photo announces this year's winner of the prestigious photo contest.

Sports, 1st prize stories. Players of an amateur hockey team in provincial Russia before, during and after a game in the regional championship in Vetluga, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia. In this photograph, Evgeny Solovyov, head coach of HC Vetluga prepares the stadium for the match in Vetluga, Russia, Feb. 19, 2015.

Here Are the Best Sports Photos of the Year

Evgeny Solovyov, head coach of HC Vetluga preparing the stadium for the match.

Sports, 1st prize stories.  A player from the junior team from the village Sharanga is expected to yield to the ice in Vetluga, Russia, Feb. 19, 2015.

Here Are the Best Sports Photos of the Year

2016 World Press Photo Award Winners - Photographs by the winners of the World Press Photo Awards

Sports, 2nd prize singles. During the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) 2015 Mens Basketball Tournament game with Wichita State vs. Indiana, Ron Baker shoots over Nick Zeisloft whilst Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Rashard Kelly battle for position at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, on March 20, 2015.

Here Are the Best Sports Photos of the Year

Sports, prize singles - Greg Nelson, USA, for Sports Illustrated, 2015 NCAA Tournament

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