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Sporting stories
Explore stories of sporting heritage from across Europe
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Ploughing championships
Agricultural tests of skill and agility
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Gymnastikhøjskolen
Denmark's first sports school was founded in 1920
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Vitalism
Scandinavian and German art celebrating sport, bodies, nature, health, youth and strength
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Latvia football team
Discover the history of the Latvian national football team in the 1920s and 1930s
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The Gay Games
Exploring the history of the tournament which promotes acceptance of sexual diversity
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Steeplechase
Discover the Irish roots of the first steeplechase race
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Quoits: Yorkshire game
Discover a traditional game played in villages across Yorkshire and other parts of the UK
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Balaton's Blue Ribbon Race
The history of an annual sailing race on Hungary's largest lake
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Vierdaagse in Nijmegen
The Four Days Marches in Nijmegen are the world's largest multiple day marching sport event
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The Tailteann Games
Irish sporting competitions in the 1920s and 1930s
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London & football
Exploring the past and present of football in the UK's capital city
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Commonwealth Games Scotland
Go Scotland! Exploring the history and archives of Commonwealth Games Scotland
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Tisza sport shoes
An icon of Hungarian sport, this is the story of shoe factory in Martfű
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Football's classical roots
Exploring links between football and ancient Greece and Rome
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Unique championships
Hairdressing, pesto, logging and parachuting - 4 championships in sports you may not know
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Utrecht, city of cycling
Cycling history of the Dutch city with the country's first bicycle path
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Salvador Dalí, rugby fan
The story of how Salvador Dalí supported a Girona rugby team
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Into the Maelstrom
Discover the story of a 1980 Scottish kayak expedition to northwest Norway
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Workers' Olympiads
International sport competitions in the 1920s and 1930s for members of labour and workers associations
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Advertising Philips Radio
Striking illustrated advertising commemorating the 1948 London Olympic Games
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Boxing glove factory
Archive photographs bring us behind the scenes of WEHA, a German sports equipment factory
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School sports
Explore archive photographs of sporting activities at a girls school in Dublin
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Dutch football in lockdown
How lockdowns in the Netherlands affected football
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Rewards of the races
Running and European athletes
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Bulgarians, heroes!
The first gymnastics societies in Bulgaria were youth organisations imbued with national ideals
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Trekking through Europe
A history of hiking in Europe, from Wandervögel to Grand Randonnée
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Barcelona's Copa Nadal
Christmas Day competition in which swimmers race 200 metres in the Old Port of Barcelona
Sportspeople
Biographies and stories about athletes and teams
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Anton Geurts, Dutch canoeist
From a homemade canoe to Olympic silver
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Gymnast Věra Čáslavská
Icon of Czech gymnastics who subtly protested Soviet invasion at the 1968 Olympics
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Johnny Weissmuller
From Olympic gold medal swimmer to Hollywood leading man
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Sjoukje Dijkstra
Champion figure skater who was the first Dutch gold medal winner at the Winter Olympic Games
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Fanny Durack
Irish-Australian who won the first women’s Olympic swimming medal
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Éva Székely, swimmer and survivor
Hungarian Olympic gold medallist who survived the Holocaust and lived through the 1956 Revolution
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Ben Bril
Youngest-ever Olympic boxer, who survived the Holocaust
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Athlete Jesse Owens
Struggling against poverty and racial bigotry despite sporting fame
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Pole-vaulting into politics
Władysław Kozakiewicz’s 1980 Olympics gesture
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Trude Pritzi & Richard Bergmann
Table tennis world champions from Vienna
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Legends of La Liga
'Pancho' Puskás and the Hungarian 'Golden Team' of the 1950s who made their mark on Spanish football
Olympics & Paralympics
Explore histories of the Games
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The Paralympic Games
Histories of the games for athletes with disabilities
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1928 Olympic Games
Looking back to the 9th Summer Olympic Games which were held in Amsterdam
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Olympic Games posters
120 years of symbolising the games, host cities and sport
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Olympic Mascots
Origins of the mascot that bring the Olympic spirit to life
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Your sporting stories
Since 2020, people have been sharing their sport stories from around Europe, either online or at collection day events.
Read sport stories
Explore sporting stories submitted by people across Europe
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Tell us about your sport experiences through objects like photographs, memorabilia, equipment or prizes.
Europeana Sport
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Collection days
Find out more about our Europeana Sport collection days events and activities in 2021
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Sports souvenirs
Memorabilia that show support and remember sporting events through history
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Athletics
Discover vintage photography of athletics, with track and field events, races and athletes from across Europe
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Gymnastics
Discover vintage photographs from different times in history showing gymnasts from across Europe.
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Surfing and windsurfing
Explore images and films of surfing and windsurfing from cultural heritage collections across Europe.
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Sculpture & sport
Explore these statues and sculptures inspired by sports, athletes and bodies in motion.
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Football teams
Explore vintage photography of football teams across Europe
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Sporting portraits
In the early 20th century, people's passion for sport led to them having formal portrait photographs taken
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Sport posters
Posters from across Europe for sports and sporting events
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Skiing & ski slopes
Sport, speed and snow
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Arenas and stadiums
Sporting venues from across Europe
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Medals and trophies
Celebrating sporting achievement in gold, silver, bronze and other materials
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Rugby in Europe
Sport photography, memorabilia and artworks relating to rugby played by professional and amateur teams across Europe.
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