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Tayla Harris image takes out top sport prize again, this time in a boxing ring

Michael Willson is honoured a second time at the 2020 Women in Sport Photo Action awards – for another very different image of HarrisA year ago, the famous image of Tayla Harris taken by photographer Michael Willson, who captured the AFLW player’s dist…

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World Sports Photography Awards 2020

The winning images have been announced for the inaugural World Sports Photography Awards, selected by a jury of sports industry professionals, in categories that include joy, celebration, view, determination, precision, and speed Continue reading…

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World Sports Photography Awards 2020

The winning images have been announced for the inaugural World Sports Photography Awards, selected by a jury of sports industry professionals, in categories that include joy, celebration, view, determination, precision, and speed Continue reading…

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Sporting silence in the Covid-19 era – a photographer’s view | Ryan Pierse

The NRL is back and the AFL returns this week but sport has changed drastically since the outbreak. Here, Getty Images’ chief photographer Ryan Pierse offers a unique perspective from behind the lens of the post-coronavirus worldIt just wasn’t right.&n…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Billie Jean King – living the dream

The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series is a portrait of an American tennis icon – yours to own for just £55 including free deliveryBillie Jean King (pictured at Wimbledon in 1975) was one of the most decorated tennis players of her era, winning 12 …

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Happy Hammers: revisiting West Ham’s 1980 FA Cup triumph – in pictures

With the coronavirus pandemic putting paid to the plans of 90,000 fans packing out Wembley in this year’s FA Cup final, we’ve had a rummage through the archives to check out West Ham’s win over Arsenal 40 years ago Continue reading…

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Happy Hammers: revisiting West Ham’s 1980 FA Cup triumph – in pictures

With the coronavirus pandemic putting paid to the plans of 90,000 fans packing out Wembley in this year’s FA Cup final, we’ve had a rummage through the archives to check out West Ham’s win over Arsenal 40 years ago Continue reading…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Euphoria at the 1966 World Cup

The latest of a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images. Today’s picture is of the moment England won the 1966 World Cup final, beating West Germany 4-2 at WembleyForget the best known photographs from the 1966 World Cup final: Geoff…

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Buy a classic sport photograph – Cassius Clay predicts the future

The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images. This week’s picture, shot by Gerry Cranham in 1963, is of the great Cassius Clay, aka Muhammad Ali“They all fall in the round I call,” boasted Cassius Clay, later Muhammad Ali,…

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Sir Stirling Moss – motor racing legend’s life in pictures

Stirling Moss, arguably the greatest driver never to have won the F1 drivers’ championship, has died. We take a look back at his lifeStirling Moss dies at the age of 90 Continue reading…

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Catches, tea and nets: Wisden–MCC Photograph of the Year – in pictures

This year’s competition saw 650 entries from around the globe, depicting a wide variety of portrayals of the game from a wonderful year of cricket. The competition is open to both professional and amateur photographers, aims to promote excellence and r…

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Catch a wave: the 2020 Nikon surf photography awards – in pictures

A panel of 10 high-profile judges from within the surfing industry including seven-time world surfing champion Stephanie Gilmore were tasked with selecting the best of the best surfing photos for the 2020 Nikon surf photography awards. The judges where…

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Non-league football carries on as coronavirus threat deepens – in pictures

With the coronavirus sending elite football into shutdown, fans still have had the opportunity to get their fix of the beautiful game at non-league grounds around the country Continue reading…

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Triumphs, tumbles and hand sanitiser: Cheltenham Festival 2020 – in pictures

Our photographer Tom Jenkins captures the winners, the losers, the punters and all the thrills and spills at this year’s Cheltenham FestivalCome back later for more images of the final day of the festival, including the winner of the big race Continue …

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In a different light: sports portraits lit by drone

Czech photographer Jiri Kralovec has produced a series of unique portraits of athletes lit by remote-controlled drone. The photographs required many hours of testing, a specially-trained crew and custom-made equipment. The series captures each athlete …

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The best images of sport around Europe this week – in pictures

As part of the This is Europe series, a look at some of our favourite sporting images from recent days Continue reading…

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Bikes and bruises: 2020 Track Cycling World Championships – in pictures

As the riders head home after the Berlin tournament, we take a look back at some of our favourite images from five days of exciting, high-speed racing Continue reading…

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Maria Sharapova: her career in pictures

As one of tennis’s biggest stars retires, we take a look back at the career of the five-times grand slam champion and former world No 1 Continue reading…

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The 2020 Gymnastics World Cup – in pictures

The world’s top eight athletes on each apparatus competed in the 2020 Gymnastics World Cup on 22 and 23 February at Melbourne Arena Continue reading…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Maradona, the ‘God of Naples’

The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images. This shot of the legendary Diego Maradona was taken by Mark Leech in 1987When Diego Armando Maradona joined Napoli in 1984, 70,000 people flocked to see him arrive at the San P…