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black and white photograph of a Latvian football team

Playing for two decades in the 1920s and 1930s

painting portrait of a young woman, who wears a white cloak / dress with a detailed red collar, her hands are crossed and she holds white gloves

Summer exhibition at the Swedish National Portrait Gallery

colour photograph of a silver medal with pink and yellow ribbon on which is word 'Friendship'

Friendship through Culture and Sports

colour photograph of a white and red lighthouse against a bright blue sky

Films about the histories of lighthouses across Europe

black and white poster showing Anna May Wong with the text Świat nocy

Caught between history, fiction and stereotype

black and white photograph of a number of horses and jockeys jumping fences

Racing horses between two churches

black and white photograph, three young women, one of whom is eating an ice cream cone

When ice cream travelled north

Chinese export paintings: testimonies of global trade

colour photograph, group of people at an air show looking up

Capturing life in Finland in the mid-20th century

black and white photograph, male athletes running a race in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic stadium

Remembering an Olympics of firsts

Cropped image of Saint Benedict. In one hand he holds the staff with the holy water brush, in the other hand a Bible with a chalice

6th century guide for communal religious life

vintage colour postcard with a sailing boat and rowing boat on a lake in front of a number of buildings and trees

History of an annual sailing race on the largest lake in Central Europe

colour photograph, a group of people walking along a road

World's largest multiple day marching event

Black and white print after an oil painting by Konstantin Makowsky,

Hajj is the annual pilgrimage to the sacred city of Mecca, the holiest city in Islam and the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad. Discover the longstanding tradition of offering intricately produced textiles to the holy shrines.

Remembering the fifth games of the modern era

black and white photograph, four male athletes with shamrocks on their sport shirts

Sport competitions in the 1920s and 1930s

Listen to a podcast on the stories of Nobel Prize winners throughout the 20th Century, and discover how they became gamechangers in their field.

black and white photograph, a very large crowd at a football match in a stadium

Exploring football in the the UK's capital city

beige badge with 1940 Olympic logo, photographed on a red background

Cancellation, loss and postponement throughout the 20th century