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.
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.
Splashing in New York City, deadly protests in Nicaragua, a reunited migrant family in Texas, tornado damage in Iowa, mammoth transport in Austria, and much more.
In south central China’s Guizhou province sits Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, home to nearly four million people, beautiful scenery, and colorful festivals.
High in the Mountains of Lesotho, sits Afriski, one of only two ski resorts in southern Africa.
The Royal Air Force celebrates its centennial in London, World Cup emotions run high, the Running of the Bulls begins in Spain, Tour de France riders pass through stage six, and much more.