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Author Archive for Steven Bloor

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100 years of boxing at the Royal Albert Hall – in pictures

As Championship boxing returns to one of the UK’s most treasured buildings, for the first time in 20 years, we take a look back through the archives as the Albert Hall, which has hosted many of boxing’s biggest names, celebrates a centenary of fight ni…

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Skiing and soaring: 2019 Nordic World Ski Championships – in pictures

The best images from Austria after the biennial event’s 11 days of competition closed where athletes competed in nordic skiing’s three disciplines: cross-country skiing, ski jumping and nordic combined Continue reading…

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F1 2019: A look at the cars for the new season

With the 2019 season starting next month, the teams have unveiled their new cars prior to testing in Barcelona Continue reading…

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Yokozuna, controversies and a ‘Dump Truck’: a sumo history – in pictures

The origins of sumo date back 2,000 years and it was from the 17th century that saw its rise as a spectator sport. However, viewing figures and homegrown participants have declined over the past two decades with the sport also under the spotlight due t…

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Memory Lane: 40 years of the US Open at Flushing Meadows

2018 sees the 40th anniversary of the US Open’s move from the clay courts of the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills to the hard courts at the USTA National Tennis Center in Queens Continue reading…

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Tiaras, grimaces and splashes: the best pictures from the European Championships 2018

As we bid farewell to the first multi-sport European Championships, it wasn’t just the athletes and competitors showcasing their talents in Glasgow and Berlin, the sports photographers present also used the event to demonstrate their own skills and tec…

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Tour de France: the best images from the 2018 race

As this year’s Tour reaches its climax in Paris, after 20 stages of racing resulting in Geraint Thomas set to secure an historic victory, we bring you some of our favourite images from three weeks of two-wheel actionHow Geraint Thomas sealed his histor…

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The weird and wonderful side of World Cup 2018 – in pictures

A roundup of some of the odder photographs from Russia and beyond, featuring Neymar, human hair, animals and watermelons Continue reading…

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Australia head home after defeat to Peru in World Cup – in pictures

A 2-0 defeat in Sochi means that the Socceroos’ 2018 World Cup adventure has come to an end at the group stageMatch report: Carrillo and Guerrero strike for Peru Continue reading…

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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…