2021 sports year in pictures

January

The King of the Desert.

Dakar Rally 2021. In the Saudi Arabian desert, French driver Stรฉphane Peterhansel win his 14th Dakar Rally.

New colours, same player.

NBA regular season 2021. For his first game with Brooklyn after a huge trade, James Harden scores 32 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists.

February

A little bit more legendary.

NFL Super Bowl 2021. At the age of 43, Tom Brady wins his 7th NFL title, the first one with Tampa Bay.

Big One.

Nascar Daytona 500 2021. Huge crash implying a lot of cars with hopefully no drivers injured.

Number 4.

Australian Open 2021. In Melbourne, Naomi Osaka wisn her 4th Grand Chelem title.

March

The Six belongs to Scotland.

Six Nations Tournament 2021. 38 years after their last victory, Scotland wins the Six Nations tournament.

Dirt everywhere !

Nascar, Bristol 2021. After leaving it for decades, Nascar made its big come back on dirt tracks.

April

A rock on top of Europe.

Euroleague 2021. AS Monaco Basket wins 2021 Euroleague after beating Kazan. Rob Gray elect Finals MVP with 48pts cumulated on both games.

June

Made in Serbia.

NBA regular season 2021. After a huge individual season, Nikola Jokic wins his first MVP trophy, the 3rd European player to win an NBA MVP Trophy.

Serbian basketball at its best.

Women’s Euro Basket 2021. Sonja Vasic and the Serbian basketball team wins another Euro Basket. Vasic is elected MVP of the tournament.

July

Fear the Deer.

NBA Finals 2021. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks wins the 2021 NBA Finals, 50 years after Kareem Abdul Jabbar and the 1971 Milwaukee Bucks.

Veni, Vidi, Vici.

UEFA Euro 2021. After a dramatic penalty shootout in Wembley, Italy beats England and wins the UEFA Euro 2021.

Back to Back !

NHL Stanley Cup 2021. Tampa Bay wins its third Stanley Cup and second consecutive after winning it in 2020.

Winning machine.

Tour de France 2021. At the age of 36, Mark Cavendish wins his 34th stage on the Tour de France and ties cycling legend Eddy Merckx’s record.

The eyes full of yellow.

Tour de France 2021. At only 22 years old, Slovenian cyclist Tadej Pogacar wins his second consecutive Tour de France.

Novak’s garden.

Wimbledon 2021. Novak Djokovic wins his 6th Wimbledon trophy, two months after winning another Grand Chelem tournament : Roland Garros.

Everyone loves 3X3 basketball !

Tokyo Olympic Games 2021. 3X3 basketball final. Women’s Team USA and Men’s Latvia wins the very first 3X3 basketball Olympic tournament.

O Canada !

Tokyo Olympic Games 2021. Women’s Soccer final. Canada beats USA, marking the end of a generation for the US Women’s Soccer team.

August

The Golden Dream.

Tokyo Olympic Games 2021. Basketball tournament. Men’s and Women’s Team USA win the gold medal, the 5th for basketball legends Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi.

First of many.

WNBA Commissioner’s Cup 2021. Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart and the Seattle Storm wins the inaugural WNBA Commissioner’s Cup, adding another trophy to their career.

September

Not even close.

Ryder Cup 2021. USA beats Europe 19-9, the largest gap recorded since 1979.

October

26 years.

MLB World Series 2021. The Atlanta Braves wins a fourth World Series title after winning it for the last time in 1995.

Hell on earth.

aris-Roubaix 2021. Italian cyclist Sonny Colbrelli wins 118th edition of Paris-Roubaix after more than 6 hours of race with heavy rain and mud.

You can’t spell Wallace without the W.

Nascar, Talladega 2021. Bubba Wallace becomes the first black driver to win in Talladega.

A flying car in Finland !

WRC Rally Finland. Ford driver Adrien Fourmaux records a 68 meter jump.

Sky is the limit.

WNBA Finals 2021. Candace Parker and the Chicago Sky beats Phoenix and clinchs the 2021 WNBA title. The second champion title for Candace Parker after winning with Los Angeles in 2016.

November

The best of the best.

Ballon d’Or 2021. Lionel Messi and Alexia Putellas wins 2021 men’s and women’s Ballon d’Or.

December

The taste of victory.

MLS Cup and NWSL Championship 2021. Both Washington and New York wins the first title in their club’s History.

A champion named Kyle.

NASCAR Cup Series 2021. Chevrolet driver #5 Kyle Larson wins his very first Cup Series title.

Super Max.

Formula One 2021 season. 24 years old Dutch driver Max Verstappen wins his first World Champion title after one of the greatest season in F1 History.

Shoot it like Steph !

NBA regular season 2021-2022. Stephen Curry beats Ray Allen’s 3pts record at Madison Garden, becoming the greatest 3pts shooter of all-time.