Sometimes a game, match or race comes down to the final centimeters or milliseconds of the competition, and here are some great photos to prove that.
Just today in the Sochi Winter Olympics, the USA Women’s Hockey team lost to Canada in the gold medal game, and missed the likely game-winning shot by hitting the post with an empty net.
Also from the Sochi games, this very close photo finish of 3 skiers on the ground at the finish line of the Ski Cross competition; two of them still placing!
Swim races that come down to finger nails more often than not.
And finally, a crazy close finish to a Nascar race.