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Neil Leifer, considered one of the greatest sports photographers in history, has photographed 15 Olympics since 1964, eight summer and seven winter. It’s a unique opportunity to shoot events that go unnoticed during off-years, he said.

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Neil Leifer • Olympics • Sports • Sports Illustrated
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When Donald Miralle heads to the London Olympics next month, he’ll be among hundreds of photographers fighting for the best images of each moment. “For photographers who haven’t been to an Olympics before … I truthfully can say it’s the hardest thing they will ever shoot,” he says.

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Donald Miralle • Olympics • Sports • World
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Photographer Carlos Serrao first started shooting Olympic athletes ahead of the 2004 Summer Games in Athens. He took portraits of 37 competitors in five countries over the course of six weeks. With the Olympic torch set to reach London’s stadium on July 27, he has had a similarly busy schedule this past year.

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Black-and-white • Carlos Serrao • Olympics • Portraits • Sports • World
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After covering the foreclosure crisis in Cleveland, Anthony Suau met boxing coach Fred Wilson, a blue-collar worker striving to make a difference for the at-risk youth in his neighborhood. “Coach Fred stood out as a pinnacle in the middle of a very dangerous area,” Suau said.

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Anthony Suau • Black-and-white • Boxing • Facing Change • Sports • U.S.
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Off the coast of the Cayman Islands this week, Logan Mock-Bunting photographed an international freediving competition and witnessed iron-lung athletes break breath-holding records. An experienced freediver, he shot the underwater event without an air tank.

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Cayman Islands • Logan Mock-Bunting • Sports • World
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After years of working in Beijing, photographer Boris Austin had an urge to reconnect with what was happening in his native Britain. He returned to London in January and found athletes training for the upcoming Summer Olympics.

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Black-and-white • Boris Austin • Olympics • Sports • United Kingdom • World
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Outside of the United States, more Major League Baseball players are born in the Dominican Republic than any other country. For many Dominicans, the sport is seen as one of the only ways to escape poverty. Photojournalist Billy Weeks started documenting the passion for baseball in the Caribbean nation in 2008.

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Baseball • Billy Weeks • Black-and-white • Dominican Republic • Sports • World
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The Allentown Boxing Gym's youth program began in 2009 to offer kids in poor neighborhoods an alternative to hanging out on the streets of the Pennsylvania city. Getty photographer Spencer Platt hopes his images will help viewers question their assumptions about urban America, poverty and youth.

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Boxing • Getty Images • Spencer Platt • Sports • U.S.
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