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Mud, beer and cheers: Cheltenham Festival 2019 – in pictures

Our photographer Tom Jenkins captured the winners, the losers, the punters and all the thrills and spills at this year’s Cheltenham FestivalCheck back later for pictures from the Gold Cup and the final day’s racing Continue reading…

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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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Gerry Cranham, Simply The Best – in pictures

Over the course of a career which spanned half a century, photographer Gerry Cranham led the field of sports photography, defining how we understand this genre today. Now in his 90th year, this ground-breaking artist’s legacy will be exhibited at the M…

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Australian Open 2019: the tournament’s best photos

A selection of the best photography showing all the emotion and action from this year’s tournament at Melbourne Park Continue reading…

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Dakar Rally 2019: Sand, sea, helicopters and canines – in pictures

After 10 stages and more than 5,000 miles of brutal racing on a giant loop rally-route entirely in Peru, 70% of which was across desert, we bring you some of our favourite images from this year’s Dakar RallyClick here to check out images of the rally f…

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Football stadiums then and now – interactive quiz, part six

Can you identify these 10 football stadiums from the historical photographs? Look for the clues, make your choice and then watch the archive image transform into a contemporary photograph taken from exactly the same viewpoint• Then and now stadium quiz…

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Grand Pardubice Steeplechase: the world’s toughest horse race – a photo essay

Photographer Tom Jenkins travelled to Pardubice in the Czech Republic to document the 128th Velka Pardubicka Steeplechase (the Czech Grand National) – the world’s oldest and most difficult cross-country horse raceThe 128th Velka Pardubicka Steeplechase…

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Non-League Day: devotion, loyalty and commitment – in pictures

Since its inception in 2010, Non-League Day has become an annual institution where fans of Premier League and Championship sides are encouraged to experience football at a level they may be otherwise unfamiliar with. For the past 15 years freelance pho…

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Tom Jenkins’ best shots of the 2018 Ryder Cup – in pictures

Our photographer was at Le Golf National to see Europe regain the Ryder Cup, their fourth triumph in the last five competitions. Here is a selection of his best shots Continue reading…

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Golf fans in their finery at Ryder Cup 2018 – in pictures

For some fans the Ryder Cup hasn’t just been about winning. It’s also about raiding your wardrobe, or the fancy dress shop Continue reading…

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Memory Lane: the 1965 and 1973 Ryder Cups – in pictures

With the 2018 Ryder Cup almost upon us, we take a look back to the 1965 and 1973 competitions when renowned sports photographer Gerry Cranham visited Royal Birkdale and Muirfield Continue reading…

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Larry Fink’s black and white boxing photography – in pictures

In examining the tough and unsentimental subculture of boxing, Larry Fink’s photographs capture everything from rowdy rings to overheated locker rooms and all of the characters that inhabit them. His work is currently on show at the Philadelphia Museum…

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One season at the Emirates: a fan’s eye view – in pictures

Documentary photographer, and Arsenal fan of 3o years standing, Luka Marchant had always wanted to do a project on football fans and after having an inkling that the 2017/18 season might be Arsène Wenger’s last in charge of the Gunners, decided to star…

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Le Mow: the 12-hour lawnmower race – in pictures

Teams compete all night in an endurance race in West Sussex in the cheapest form of motorsport Continue reading…

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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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Fun and frivolity watching the Tour de France – in pictures

By the time the Tour de France finishes in Paris on 29 July, millions of fans will have lined the 2,000-mile route. From the Vendée plains to Alpine summits, spectators will be cheering the world’s best road cyclists Continue reading…

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The 30 best photos of the 2018 World Cup – in pictures

Our picture editor, Jonny Weeks, chooses his favourite images from Russia, including some of the more unusual shots that may not have made the papersThe World Cup colour chart – a photographic journey Continue reading…

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The World Cup colour chart – a photographic journey

Looking back at the highs and lows of Russia 2018 via a rainbow of imagery, from Gareth Southgate to France lifting the trophy Continue reading…

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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…