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World Cup 2018: Opening ceremony and Russia’s flying start – in pictures

The best images from Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow as the 2018 World Cup got under way with Robbie Williams and Russian soprano Aida Garifullina starring in a glamorous opening ceremony before the host nation got off to a dream start with a 5-0 defeat of …

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Memory Lane: the 1981 European Cup final – in pictures

As Real Madrid and Liverpool meet in the 2018 Champions League final, we’ve had a rummage in the archives to check out what happened the last time they met in the final Continue reading…

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Commonwealth Games day nine – in pictures

The best images from the Gold Coast as boxers, athletes and rugby sevens takes precedent among those going for glory Continue reading…

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Commonwealth Games day seven – in pictures

The best images from the Gold Coast as boxers, divers, gymnasts and athletes are among those going for gloryClick here to check out all our photographic content from the 2018 Games Continue reading…

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Commonwealth Games opening ceremonies – in pictures

Before the opening ceremony for the 2018 Commonwealth Games we take a look back at some of the ceremonies at previous ‘Friendly Games’ Continue reading…

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Pierra Menta ski race 2018 – in pictures

Each year since March 1986, Arêches-Beaufort in Savoie, in the heart of Beaufortain, France, has played host to the Pierra Menta, an international ski mountaineering competition for elite athletes Continue reading…

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Winter Paralympics 2018 – in pictures

As the curtain comes down on the Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, we bring you some of our favourite images from the action in South Korea Continue reading…

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Winter Olympics day 13 – in pictures

Max air, troublesome equipment and a happy family: all the latest pictures from the Winter Olympics in PyeongchangSee the best photography from previous days Continue reading…

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Winter Olympics day 10 – in pictures

Ice dance, snowboarding, martial arts and a coach up a tree feature in our pick of the best pictures from today’s Winter Olympics action in Pyeongchang See the best photography from previous days Continue reading…

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Memory Lane: inside the dressing room – in pictures

Every sporting venue contains a room that is home to scenes of jubilation, dejection, reflection, team talks, high jinks and everything in between. We have had a rummage in the archives to peak into the dressing rooms of yesteryear Continue reading…

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Australian Open 2018: the tournament’s best photos

As the 2018 Australian Open draws to a close, we take a look at some of our favourite images from Melbourne Park Continue reading…

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Hitting the heights: sport from above – in pictures

Watching sport from ground level puts the viewer in the middle of the action but, if seen from above, the same event can take on a strikingly different perspective Continue reading…

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The Dozen: Boxing Day’s best Premier League photos

Our roundup of the best photography from the festive top-flight matches Continue reading…

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F1: Lewis Hamilton’s route to his historic 2017 title – in pictures

After Lewis Hamilton won his fourth Formula One world championship and become the most successful British driver of all time, we take a look back at his route to his historic 2017 title Continue reading…

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Horse racing in the Australian desert at Birdsville – in pictures

For one weekend each year, Birdsville’s normal population of 115 people swells to a crowd of more than 6,000 when its annual horse race comes to town. Birdsville is situated on the edge of the Simpson Desert, 1,590km from Brisbane but that distance doesn’t deter the horse racing fans and fun seekers who descend on the town for the famous two-day event

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Fina 2017 world aquatics championships – in pictures

With almost 3,000 athletes competing in 75 contests across six different aquatic disciplines, the 2017 FINA world championships in Budapest was one of the biggest sporting events in the world in terms of participation and global exposure. We bring you …

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Lisbon Lions remembered: Celtic’s historic victory, 50 years on – in pictures

On 25 May 1967 Celtic’s 2-1 win over Internazionale at the Estádio Nacional in Lisbon meant they became the first British side, and still the only Scottish team, to win the European Cup. We cast our eyes back 50 years to look at the celebrations of a legendary victory

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Aintree Grand National meeting 2017 – in pictures

From the glamour of Ladies Day to One For Arthur’s triumph in the Grand National steeplechase, we bring you some of our favourite pictures of the winners, punters and atmosphere from over the three days

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The sport of skeleton celebrates helmet art: bears, eagles and ¯\_(?)_/¯ – in pictures

In the midst of the winter sports season, competitions are taking place across Europe, such as the IBSF World Cup at Innsbruck, Austria and the IBSF Bob & Skeleton World Championships at Lake Königssee, Germany. With skeleton riders reaching speeds of over 80mph (130 kph) and experiencing forces of up to 5g on their runs, it’s not only bravery, skill and derring-do that’s on display, there’s also some rather fetching artwork on the competitors’ crash helmets

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Australian Open 2017: day 13 – women’s singles final – in pictures

All the best images from the Rod Laver Arena where, for the ninth time the Williams sisters – Serena and Venus – battled it out in a grand slam final. Serena was going for her seventh Australian Open title and a record 23rd grand slam victory whilst her older sister Venus was aiming for her second Australia Open title and her eighth grand slam

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