This year, the world is finally getting its first Olympic Games.
There have been so many stories about athletes, athletes, and their families, from the most spectacular feats of athleticism to the most tragic ones, that we wanted to see every athlete get the chance to perform on the world stage.
We asked the people of the United States to choose the best of the best and let us know which was the most memorable and which was best of all time.
Here are the best photos from 2016, and the most shocking ones that we couldn’t put into a single article.1.
Jurgen Klopp, Borussia Dortmund: In his second year with the club, the German won a silver medal at the world cup.
In doing so, he also became the first coach in the history of soccer to lead his club to a third straight World Cup championship.
He then led the team to a quarterfinal berth, and ultimately to the final in the 2014 FIFA Confederations Cup, where he was eliminated in a penalty shootout after falling to England.
His team was also eliminated in the semifinal.2.
Ryan Hall, FC Cincinnati: The Cincinnati Crew won the MLS Cup for the first time in franchise history, but a year later, Hall was fired after only one season.
In that time, the team went on a losing streak that included the loss to the Colorado Rapids.
They made the playoffs again, but ultimately were eliminated by the Seattle Sounders.3.
Sam Cronin, LA Galaxy: Cronin had been with the LA Galaxy for seven years before he was fired, and he had never been in the league.
But he made it to the MLS final in 2015 and was the hero of the final.
The Galaxy finished the season 2-2-1, and Cronin went on to be named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year.4.
Michael Bradley, Bayern Munich: The German superstar made his Bayern debut in 2010 and has won four World Cups, and was a member of the World Cup squad.
But after just one year in the Bundesliga, Bradley was fired in November.
He made it back to the first team this season, and has since been a standout for the U.S. Men’s National Team.5.
Ryan Giggs, Manchester United: Giggs was a key part of the 2003 World Cup winning side and a two-time Champions League winner.
He also has two World Cup medals.
He won a second Champions League in 2008, but the U, England, and Germany lost 2-0 in the final to Spain.6.
Luis Suarez, Liverpool: Suarez was one of the most-coveted stars of the summer.
He has a new contract that pays him $100 million through 2021, and there has been speculation he may leave the club.
He missed the World Cups last year after the U-17s won the U17 World Cup.7.
Sebastian Giovinco, New York City FC: The MLS MVP has scored in every MLS game this season and is in the conversation for a World Cup record for most goals in a season.
He’s also a former player and has scored at least two goals in every game this year, but he has been inconsistent this season.8.
Brad Guzan, Philadelphia Union: The Union have won four straight games and are a strong contender for a playoff spot.
Guzan made his MLS debut last year, and they are unbeaten at home, but haven’t won a playoff match.9.
Christian Pulisic, Boras Kazan: The former Juventus star has been the most important player in the Boras World Cup victory.
He scored his first international goal against Germany in a 4-0 win in November and the United Arab Emirates have won three of their past four games.10.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid: He won the Ballon d’Or in 2015, but had a poor season in 2016, with the team losing seven of its last eight games.
Ronaldo missed the first leg of the Champions League semifinal in September after suffering a concussion.
His return to the team in the second leg of their quarterfinal against Spain in September has been one of his most successful performances in his career.11.
Diego Maradona, Lazio: Maradón is a legend of Italian soccer and played for the legendary Milan team.
In 1994, he won the World Player of the Century Award and the Ballons Serie A title.
The following year, he was named Serie A’s Player of The Year.
The Argentine was also named a FIFA Ballon D’Or finalist.12.
David Beckham, Manchester City: Beckham is one of soccer’s most famous figures, but his career has been overshadowed by the Super Bowl halftime show.
He and his wife, Guyanese model Naomi Campbell, celebrated their first wedding anniversary in 2016.
Beckham and Campbell married in December 2016, a few months after the Super Cup was canceled.