The Birdsville Races, first held in 1882, are a two-day horse racing event held annually in September in the Channel Country of Central West Queensland, in Birdsville, Australia. The small town was originally known as Diamantina Crossing and was established in the 1800s as a center for stock routes for cattle country and as a customs collection point. Today it has a population of about 100 people. Photographer Sharon Chapman went Down Under to get up close and personal for this year's competition.
The Lumberjack World Championships, which began in 1960, showcase more than 21 events ranging from men's and women's logrolling to chopping to the pole climb. Over 100 contestants compete for more than $50,000 in cash prizes during the three-day event held in Hayward, Wis.
Ada, Ohio, doesn't stick out on a map. The town with a population of about 6,000 is a 2½-hour drive from Cleveland and is tucked away in the quiet countryside of the Midwest. But there's some significant work happening in Ada—it's the location of the Wilson factory where NFL footballs are made. Since 1955, every NFL ball has been made at this facility. Today, it employs 120 workers and produces more than 700,000 footballs per year. The Wilson staff gave SI Kids an exclusive look at how the footballs you see any given Sunday are made.
The ADAC MX Masters is a German motocross series aimed at boosting the sport's visibility and promoting young riders. It consists of three classes, the premier ADAC MX Masters class and two junior levels, the ADAC MX Youngster Cup and the ADAC MX Junior Cup. Last week riders muddied it up in Holzgerlingen, Germany.
Kushti is an ancient form of wrestling practiced in India. For more than 2,000 years men known as pehlwans have wrestled in the sport, performing in a clay or dirt pit. Although the popularity of Kushti is slowly dying, there are still many dedicated fans who are trying to keep the sport alive. Photographer Divyakant Solanki captured these arresting images from a Kushti tournament in Mumbai on Jan. 1, 2016.