AP Photos: In 2022, sports brought every imaginable emotion
Sport is the forum where it cannot be hidden, where the feelings that are pulsing through someone's core at a particular moment - be it good or bad, joy or pain, exhilaration or anguish, relief or regret - can be captured in a single image.
It was there with Lionel Messi, maybe the greatest soccer player of all time, finally hoisting the World Cup trophy for Argentina. The euphoria, unmistakable.
It was there with Mikaela Shiffrin of the U.S., maybe the greatest women's skier of all time, sitting on the side of the course at the Beijing Olympics after skiing out in the first run of the slalom race, hiding her face from the world. The disappointment, unmistakable.