Topic: London

Tomas Munita for TIME
Photo Essay

A Young Olympian: Diver Carolina Mendoza’s Path to London

Although she is one of the youngest athletes set to compete in this summer’s Olympic games, 15-year-old Carolina Mendoza displays a maturity beyond her years through her training. TIME commissioned photographer Tomas Munita to photograph Mendoza as she prepared for London.

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Yuri Kozyrev–NOOR for TIME
Photo Essay

The Wrestlers of Chechnya: Photographs by Yuri Kozyrev

The dusty Russian town of Khasav-Yurt, which the locals like to call the Wrestlers’ Mecca, boasts the greatest concentration of wrestling champions in the world. Photographer Yuri Kozyrev documented the young athletes at their school in the North Caucasus.

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Neil Leifer for Sports Illustrated
The Backstory

Best Magazine Assignment Ever: Neil Leifer’s 1984 Olympic Odyssey Around the World

Neil Leifer spent a year traversing the globe to photograph athletes for TIME’s 1984 Olympics special issue. From the plains of Kenya to Russia’s Red Square to The Great Wall of China, Leifer used grand backdrops to photograph the athletic stars of the day.

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Andrea Bruce—NOOR for TIME
Photo Essay

For a Female Boxer from Afghanistan, An Olympic Journey Ends

Afghan boxer Sadaf Rahimi’s path to London has ended after the International Boxing Association decided on July 18 that she could not compete, citing concerns that boxing against opponents of much higher standards might threaten her safety in the ring.

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Jim Naughten for TIME
Photo Essay

The Way We Were: 1948 London Olympians Look Back

Olympic medalists from the 1948 games in London remember their experiences in the post-war ‘austerity’ Olympics. Even with a tiny budget and a war-worn country, the athletes managed to have a good time.

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Photo Essay

Behind the Covers: Martin Schoeller’s Portraits of the 2012 U.S. Olympians

In his portrait series of gold-medal hopefuls for TIME’s 2012 Olympics special issue, Martin Schoeller shows three U.S. team members—gymnast Gabby Douglas, runner Lolo Jones and swimmer Ryan Lochte—whose passion for sport isn’t contained by training center walls.

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Carolyn Drake for TIME
Photo Essay

Camp Karolyi: An Enduring Legacy for U.S. Olympic Gymnasts

This is where every girl who wants to be an elite gymnast must come, at some point in her career, to pay tithings, in the form of blood, sweat, and often tears, to Martha Karolyi.

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Hussein Malla—AP
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: May 25–June 1

From Memorial Day observances in the United States and an exchange of bodies in the West Bank to the massacre in Syria and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in England, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Martin Parr—Magnum
Photo Essay

Photographs of the ‘Great British Public’ in London

What does it mean to be British in 2012? That’s a question the London Festival of Photography has tried to answer with its headline show, “The Great British Public.”

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Issouf Sanogo—AFP/Getty Images
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: April 20 — April 27

From the first round of voting in the French presidential elections and the crisis between Sudan and South Sudan to the continuing eruption of Mt. Etna and a plane crash in Pakistan, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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