Decade in Sports: Amazing Athletics


Mason McKenna

The past decade yielded some of the best sports events in history. Perhaps the most obvious would be the five Olympic Games where Americans like Michael Phelps and Simone Biles dazzled the entire world. Tiger Woods won the 2019 Masters tournament in what some have called “the greatest sports comeback of all time”. Team sports provided extensive entertainment as well. Kansas City experienced a decade of success including winning the 2013 MLS Cup and 2015 MLB World Series. In addition to the professionals in Kansas City, Olathe East student-athletes tacked on 24 state titles between 2010 and 2019. Way to go OE!


OE State Championships 2010-2019:

2010 Girls Track

2010 Girls Cross Country

2010 Boys Track

2011 Boys Bowling

2011 Girls Track

2012 Girls Cross Country

2012 Gymnastics

2012 Softball

2012 Girls Soccer

2012 Girls Track

2013 Softball

2013 Volleyball

2014 Volleyball

2014 Boys Track

2014 Boys Soccer

2014 Girls Cross Country

2015 Gymnastics

2015 Boys Track

2016 Gymnastics

2016 Boys Cross Country

2016 Girls Track

2018 Gymnastics

2018 Boys Soccer

2019 Gymnastics


With around four billion fans worldwide, soccer has grown into the largest sport in the world. Unsurprisingly, the FIFA World Cup yields the most views of any sporting event. Every four years, the best soccer players in the world put it all on the field for their respective countries. World Cups remain a major highlight of any year, let alone a decade. Below are the years and locations for each World Cup between 2010-2019, as well as the winner of each tournament.


Russia 2018 – France

Brazil 2014 – Germany

South Africa 2010 – Spain


France 2019 – USA

Canada 2015 – USA

Germany 2011 – Japan


OE Hawk’s Eye Top Ten Athletes of the Decade:

  1. Lionel Messi
  2. LeBron James
  3. Tom Brady
  4. Cristiano Ronaldo
  5. Roger Federer
  6. Tiger Woods
  7. Simone Biles
  8. Michael Phelps
  9. Serena Williams
  10. Usain Bolt