One person who has been doing this so well for over five decades is the great American photographer Walter Iooss. He is able to capture the beauty of sport are not just from sports greats but also from street children, as seen in the photos of Michael Jordan and some Cuban children below.
The photo of the children playing "stickball" in a street of Havana is one in which, according to Iooss, everything came together. "If you look closely, every eye is on the ball," he said. "Even the dog's."
I'm afraid I can tell from the photo where the dog is looking, but I'll take Iooss's word for it.