The biggest swimming event in the U.S. took place in Irvine, Califorina July 25-29. The 2018 Phillips 66 Nationals is an incredible opportunity to watch some of the world’s fastest swimmers compete head-to-head! Sports Illustrated photographer Donald Miralle captures the event.
The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, are less than a year away. On Feb. 9, athletes from 95 countries will begin competition in 102 medal events, including four additions for these Games—a team event in alpine skiing, mixed doubles in curling, big air in snowboarding and a mass start in speedskating. A month later, the Paralympics begin, with five sports and 80 medal events. On Wednesday, ten U.S. Olympic athletes visited the SI office in Manhattan: 2014 gold medalists Maddie Bowman in ski halfpipe and Joss Christianson in ski slopestyle; two-time Olympic silver medalists in hockey Meghan Duggan, Hilary Knight, Jocelyne Lamoureux and Monique Lamoureux; 2014 Olympic bronze medalist in figure skating Gracie Gold; Paralympic champions in sled hockey Nikko Landeros and Rico Roman; and two-time Olympic champion in snowboarding Shaun White. Since they all move very quickly over snow and ice, and we had a blizzard quickly approaching, we took their pictures while we could catch them.
Sports Illustrated goes to the Manhattan Car Club to get an exclusive look at Simon Pagenaud's new 2018 IndyCar debuting this upcoming season. A few of the new features include four in-car camera docks, reinforced sidepods for side impacts and an enhanced LED screen. The car has a lower engine cover and smaller wings provide a long, lean profile. Gone are the bulky rear wheel guards, and the front wings are tidy and pleasing to the eye. Drivers have said the new sleek shape creates a smaller aerodynamic wake, which should allow trailing cars to have more stability so passes become less about drafting. Ideally, better racing follows.
Sports Illustrated contributing photographer Richard Mackson received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles. Mackson is an award-winning sports photographer, inventor and entrepreneur whose career has spanned over 40 years and taken him around the globe. He has photographed World Cup Soccer, the Olympic Games, Rose Bowls, Kentucky Derbies, NCAA Final Fours, BCS Championships, NBA Championships, Super Bowls, Stanley Cups, and countless other national and international sporting events. Here is a collection of some of Mackson’s favorite pictures he created while on assignment for Sports Illustrated.
The new SailGP is re-defining the sport of sailing. As a completely new global sports series featuring bold, cutting-edge technology and awe-inspiring athleticism, SailGP puts the fan at the center of the sport. The racing takes place in some of the world’s most iconic city waterfronts, where athletes from rival nations will race head-to-head on the newly redefined F50 wingsailed catamarans, which fly above the water on wave-piercing hydrofoils at speeds of over 50 knots (60 mph). Check out the first event of the season in 2019, that took place in the Sydney Harbour, Australia!