A collection of some of this year’s Olympic athletes in Rio making their medals appear simply delicious.
Over the next two weeks I’ll be featuring some amazing images from recent Olympic events. Today’s entry encompasses cycling, archery, volleyball, weightlifting, diving, sailing, judo, a passing capybara, and much more.
Over the next two weeks I’ll be featuring some amazing images from recent Olympic events. Today’s entry encompasses fencing, basketball, handball, swimming, diving, eventing, table tennis, archery, and much more.
The games of the 31st Olympiad are now under way in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The International Olympic Committee chose a group of 10 refugee athletes from South Sudan, Syria, Congo and Ethiopia to compete for the newly-formed Refugee Olympic Team.
Female wrestler Soronzonboldyn Battsetseg is determined to win gold in Rio next month.
Japanese women’s professional wrestling can be intense and brutal in the ring, while promoting fantasy elements to its mostly-male fan base.
Leaving Buenos Aires on January 2, nearly 350 competitors started the 37th annual Dakar Rally: a two-week off-roading adventure through Argentina and Bolivia.
Deflategate and beyond
The first World Indigenous Games is underway in Palmas, Brazil, having kicked off on October 23. The games include 2,000 athletes from dozens of Brazilian tribes, as well as indigenous groups from 22 other countries.
Since 1992, Red Bull has been organizing Flugtag (“flying day”) events around the world, where participants build and pilot homemade flying machines off a 28-foot-high flight deck above a body of water. The aerodynamic qualities of many of the creatively built aircraft are questionable, and most do not so much fly as... plummet.
On Sunday, the United States defeated Japan 5-2 to take their third World Cup title in front of 53,300 spectators at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, Canada.
Azerbaijan is hosting the first-ever European Games in its capital city of Baku.
San Francisco’s Candlestick Park is nearly gone. Only a few sections of the 55-year-old stadium remain standing as a months-long demolition is underway, making room for a new mall and housing units.
The Tough Guy Challenge, an annual event to raise cash for charity, took place Sunday in Perton, England. Every year, thousands of men and women tackle the course of 200 obstacles including water, fire, and tunnels.
Leaving Buenos Aires on January 4, more than 500 competitors started the annual Dakar Rally: a two-week off-roading adventure through Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia.
A royal visit to Australia, a Napoleonic-battle reenactment in Spain, marijuana legalization in Canada, fall colors in Japan and Europe, and much more
One last look at my favorite season of the year, with more autumnal images from across the Northern Hemisphere
Recent images of robotic technology around the world
Snapshots from Google Earth, all rectangles of the same size and scale, approximately three and a half miles wide by two miles tall—showing seven square miles of the varied surface of our planet in each view