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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…

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Tokyo’s 10-year-old sumo champion in training – in pictures

Kyuta Kumagai, crowned last year as the under-10 sumo world champion, is twice the size of other children his age and is so dominant that he wrestles – and beats – boys five or six years older. He trains six days a week in the hope that he will one day…

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Dakar Rally 2021: Dust, sand and stunning desert vistas – in pictures

This year’s rally returned to Saudi Arabia where the competitors traversed a total of 7,646 kilometres over 12 stages, starting and finishing in Jeddah, and passing through the capital of Riyadh. Here we bring you some of our favourite images from this…

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Fire, fury and defiance: a year of disrupted sport unlike any other – in pictures

Liverpool winning the Premier League, the death of Kobe Bryant, Lewis Hamilton’s black power salute, the dejection of Lionel Messi, the agility of Ewa Pajor, Rafael Nadal’s triumph in Paris, teeming crowds at the Cheltenham Festival as the coronavirus …

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Buy a classic sport photograph: the immortal Bobby Moore

The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images. This week’s picture shows England’s greatest captain, Bobby Moore, in the autumn of his international careerThis photograph captures Bobby Moore in 1973, standing statuesque in…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Dalglish seals the title

The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images. This week’s picture is of Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish who spurred the Reds to eight league titles during his time as a player and managerThe 1985-86 season was Kenny Dalgli…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Pelé is lifted skywards by adoring fans

The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images. This week’s picture shows the legendary Brazilian footballer Pelé being mobbed by fans after winning the 1970 World CupThe swirling frenzy around Pelé at the end of the World C…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Pelé is lifted skywards by adoring fans

The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images. This week’s picture shows the legendary Brazilian footballer Pelé being mobbed by fans after winning the 1970 World CupThe swirling frenzy around Pelé at the end of the World C…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Diego Maradona, forever No 10

The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images. This week’s picture pays homage to the Argentinian maestro Diego Maradona, who died last month at the age of 60Since Diego Maradona’s death in November, countless tributes have…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Gazza’s last-minute joy

The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own for just £55 including free delivery“England have done it in the last minute of extra time!” was John …

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Tom Jenkins’ favourite sporting moments of the past decade – buy a Guardian photograph

From drama at the Grand National to London 2012, via England winning the Cricket World Cup, the Guardian and Observer sport photographer has picked his favourite images from thousands he has shot during the past 10 years. The Guardian is offering reade…

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Being there: football fans in stadiums – buy a Guardian photograph

Guardian sports photographer Tom Jenkins has been attending many top level matches behind closed doors since football restarted and like many of us keeps thinking about the lack of fans at the games. To mark their significance the Guardian is offering …

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Being there: football fans in stadiums – buy a Guardian photograph

Guardian sports photographer Tom Jenkins has been attending many top level matches behind closed doors since football restarted and like many of us keeps thinking about the lack of fans at the games. To mark their significance the Guardian is offering …