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Tokyo Olympics 2020: day three – in pictures

The best images from the third day’s action in Tokyo including mountain biking, basketball, diving and hockey Continue reading…

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Tour de France fans – in pictures

As the prestigious bike race nears its conclusion in Paris, spectators have lined French roadsides to support the cyclists Continue reading…

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Surf’s up: Bristol hosts English Adaptive Surfing Open – in pictures

The fifth edition of the English Adaptive Surfing Open took place at The Wave, an inland surfing lake on the outskirts of Bristol last week. The event sees some of the world’s best para-surfers compete in a range of categories. The British adaptive su…

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90 minutes from glory: England’s road to the final in pictures

Accompanied by extracts from our writers’ coverage, here is a photographic celebration of England’s progress, from the opening win against Croatia to beating Denmark in the semi-finalEngland’s passage through to the final of Euro 2020 offers an uplifti…

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From dragon boat racing to highlining: the year’s best women’s sport photos – in pictures

The finalists for the 2021 Women in Sport Photo Action Awards have been named this week, with the winners will be announced on 6 July Continue reading…

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Ascot resumes after lockdown – in pictures

Racegoers have returned to Royal Ascot for the first time since the pandemic began. Punters dressed in outlandish hats, summer dresses, smart suits and masks will cheer on the jockeys over the next four days at the Berkshire race course Continue readin…

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Ascot resumes after lockdown – in pictures

Racegoers have returned to Royal Ascot for the first time since the pandemic began. Punters dressed in outlandish hats, summer dresses, smart suits and masks will cheer on the jockeys over the next four days at the Berkshire race course Continue readin…

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Euro 2020: the complete guide to all the stadiums

All you need to know about the 11 European Championship venues, including history lessons and the hitches along the way Continue reading…

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Pain, sweat and smiles: World Sports Photography Awards 2021 – in pictures

With sport mothballed for the best part of the last 12 months, the awards criteria was extended to allow entries from across the past 25 years for any of the 26 categories. The competition is intended for professional and semi-professional sport photog…

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Pain, sweat and smiles: World Sports Photography Awards 2021 – in pictures

With sport mothballed for the best part of the last 12 months, the awards criteria was extended to allow entries from across the past 25 years for any of the 26 categories. The competition is intended for professional and semi-professional sport photog…

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Pain, sweat and smiles: World Sports Photography Awards 2021 – in pictures

With sport mothballed for the best part of the last 12 months, the awards criteria was extended to allow entries from across the past 25 years for any of the 26 categories. The competition is intended for professional and semi-professional sport photog…

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Pain, sweat and smiles: World Sports Photography Awards 2021 – in pictures

With sport mothballed for the best part of the last 12 months, the awards criteria was extended to allow entries from across the past 25 years for any of the 26 categories. The competition is intended for professional and semi-professional sport photog…

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The world’s greatest sports stars shot by Walter Iooss Jr – in pictures

One of the greatest sports photographers of all time, Walter Iooss Jr got his first commission for Sports Illustrated at 17 and went on to capture award-winning images of the sporting world’s biggest names, including Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Tiger…

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In the green room: the 2021 Nikon surf photography awards

This year’s Nikon surf photo of the year award goes to Stu Gibson for his shot Free Fall, featuring surfer Tyler Hollmer Cross taking on Shipsterns in south-east Tasmania. The winner has been selected by a panel of 13 high-profile judges from within th…

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In the green room: the 2021 Nikon surf photography awards

This year’s Nikon surf photo of the year award goes to Stu Gibson for his shot Free Fall, featuring surfer Tyler Hollmer Cross taking on Shipsterns in south-east Tasmania. The winner has been selected by a panel of 13 high-profile judges from within th…

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Grand National meeting 2021: empty stands and black armbands – in pictures

After a one-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Grand National is back at Aintree without spectators. The festival still provides a thrilling spectacle to the select few at the racecourse, and those watching at home. Check back later for imag…

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The Festival in lockdown: Cheltenham 2021 – a photo essay

Tom Jenkins captures the the winners, the losers, and the punter-less stands at this year’s locked-down FestivalThe Cheltenham Festival is the UK’s first major sporting event of the calendar year, famed as much for its revelry as for the racing. The co…

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Cheltenham now and then: a surreal return to ‘Festival’ action

Guardian photographer Tom Jenkins returns to an eerily quiet Cheltenham, a year after it was dubbed a Covid ‘super-spreader’ eventThe sound that normally signals the start of spring to me, the murmur followed by the roar before the first race of the Ch…

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Ian St John (1938-2021) – a life in pictures

Ian St John has died aged 82. Bought from Motherwell in 1961, he was a key player in the great Liverpool team assembled in the 1960s by Bill Shankly, which rose from the second division to win two English league titles and an FA Cup in 1965, secured by…

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Some people are on the pitch! Sports photos with a twist – in pictures

Combining thousands of images, Pelle Cass’s photographs of tennis, basketball and more perfectly evoke the chaos and physicality of sport Continue reading…