Dec. 27, 2014, 11:20 a.m. (ET)

Team USA athletes (and fans) made 2014 a photographer's dream. Beginning with the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and continuing with several more national and international events - including the 2014 FIFA World Cup - U.S. athletes skied, slid and skated their way into memorable photos.

1) Gus Kenworthy @ Sochi Olympic Winter Games
Gus Kenworthy practices during a slopestyle skiing training session ahead of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Feb. 7, 2014.

2) Chris Mazdzer @ Sochi Olympic Winter Games
Chris Mazdzer takes a run during the men s luge competition at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at the Sliding Center Sanki on Feb. 8, 2014

3) Kelly Clark @ Sochi Olympic Winter Games
Kelly Clark trains during halfpipe snowboarding practice at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Feb. 10, 2014.

4) U.S. Women's Ice Hockey Team @ Sochi Olympic Winter Games
The U.S. team huddles around the net prior to the women's ice hockey preliminary round Group A game against Canada at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on Feb. 12, 2014.

5) Emily Cook @ Sochi Olympic Winter Games
Emily Cook practices ahead of the women's freestyle aerials final at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Feb. 14, 2014.

6) John Daly @ Sochi Olympic Winter Games Games
John Daly starts his run during the men's skeleton heats at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Sliding Center Sanki on Feb. 14, 2014 .

7) T.J. Oshie @ Sochi Olympic Winter Games
T.J. Oshie scores on a shootout against Sergei Bobrovski of Russia during the men's ice hockey preliminary round Group A game at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Bolshoy Ice Dome on Feb. 15, 2014 .

8) Bill Demong @ Sochi Olympic Winter Games
Bill Demong competes in the Nordic combined men's team competition at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at RusSki Gorki Jumping Center on Feb. 20, 2014.

9) Speedskating team @ Sochi Olympic Winter Games
(L-R) Jonathan Kuck, Shani Davis and Brian Hansen compete during the men's team pursuit quarterfinals at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Adler Arena on Feb. 21, 2014. 

10) Steve Cash @ Sochi Paralympic Winter Games

Steve Cash celebrates winning the gold medal with Nikko Landeros after the sled hockey gold-medal game between the United States and Russia at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at Shayba Arena on March 15, 2014.

11) Bob & Mike Bryan @ Mutua Madrid Open
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan play against Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski of Poland in their doubles quarterfinal match at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain, on May 9, 2014.

12) Clint Dempsey @ FIFA World Cup
Clint Dempsey reacts after scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Ghana and the United States at Estadio das Dunas on June 16, 2014 in Natal, Brazil.

13) Team USA Fans @ Manhattan Bridge
Christian Raja reacts while watching the United States versus Belgium game in the FIFA World Cup on a projected screen under the Manhattan Bridge on July 1, 2014, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

14) Simone Biles @ P&G Gymnastics Championships
Simone Biles takes a leap on the balance beam at the P&G Gymnastics Championships in Pittsburgh on Aug. 23, 2014.