A lot of times the pressure to win in sporting events can be overwhelming. Endurance, strength, agility and wits are pushed to the limit to determine who will end up being the best of the best. In order to celebrate the upcoming Olympic Games, we present you with some of the most stunning sports photos taken in 2016 so far.

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Russia’s Nikita Shleikher and Yulia Timoshinina competing in Diving World Series 2016 in Beijing.

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Thousands of participants on the way from Maloja to S-Chand during Enhadin Ski Marathon in Switzerland.

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Great header! Danilo doing what defenders do best, keeping the goal net safe from Roma’s attackers.

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Some thrilling displays from riders during Ice Speedway World Championships in Netherlands.

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Novak Djokovic battles to defend his Australian Open title.

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Cao Yuan, representing China, displays marvelous agility and skill in Diving World Series 2016 Beijing.

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English gymnast Max Whitlock competing for Great Britain in 2016 FIG Artistic World Cup in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Legendary Kobe Bryant plays a final NBA All-Star game crowning his amazing basketball career.

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New York Mets baseball player Eric “Soup” Campbell breaks his bat in a training game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Spain celebrating their Futsal EURO title by defeating Russia in the finals. This was the highest scoring finale in the history of this sport and Spain’s seventh title.

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PSG ended Chelsea’s Champions League dreams by wining against them both home and away, to advance in the quarterfinals.

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Alpine Ski World Cup featured some thrilling, action-packed moments. Elisabeth Goergl, pictured above, was competing for Austria.

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Angelique Kerber stuns Serena Williams in Australian Open finale and wins her first grand slam title.

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