Explore stories of sporting heritage from across Europe
Scandinavian and German art celebrating sport, bodies, nature, health, youth and strength
Discover the history of the Latvian national football team in the 1920s and 1930s
Exploring the history of the tournament which promotes acceptance of sexual diversity
Discover a traditional game played in villages across Yorkshire and other parts of the UK
The history of an annual sailing race on Hungary's largest lake
The Four Days Marches in Nijmegen are the world's largest multiple day marching sport event
Go Scotland! Exploring the history and archives of Commonwealth Games Scotland
Hairdressing, pesto, logging and parachuting - 4 championships in sports you may not know
Cycling history of the Dutch city with the country's first bicycle path
Discover the story of a 1980 Scottish kayak expedition to northwest Norway
International sport competitions in the 1920s and 1930s for members of labour and workers associations
Striking illustrated advertising commemorating the 1948 London Olympic Games
Archive photographs bring us behind the scenes of WEHA, a German sports equipment factory
Explore archive photographs of sporting activities at a girls school in Dublin
The first gymnastics societies in Bulgaria were youth organisations imbued with national ideals
A history of hiking in Europe, from Wandervögel to Grand Randonnée
Biographies and stories about athletes and teams
Icon of Czech gymnastics who subtly protested Soviet invasion at the 1968 Olympics
Champion figure skater who was the first Dutch gold medal winner at the Winter Olympic Games
Hungarian Olympic gold medallist who survived the Holocaust and lived through the 1956 Revolution
Table tennis world champions from Vienna
German boxer Max Schmeling was world heavyweight boxing champion of the world in the 1930s
Olympics & Paralympics
Explore histories of the Games
Looking back to the 9th Summer Olympic Games which were held in Amsterdam
120 years of symbolising the games, host cities and sport
Your sporting stories
Since 2020, people have been sharing their sport stories from around Europe, either online or at collection day events.
Tell us about your sport experiences through objects like photographs, memorabilia, equipment or prizes.
Discover vintage photography of athletics, with track and field events, races and athletes from across Europe
Discover vintage photographs from different times in history showing gymnasts from across Europe.
Explore images and films of surfing and windsurfing from cultural heritage collections across Europe.
Explore this gallery showing how artists have been influenced by and portrayed sports and games
Explore these statues and sculptures inspired by sports, athletes and bodies in motion.
In the early 20th century, people's passion for sport led to them having formal portrait photographs taken
Celebrating sporting achievement in gold, silver, bronze and other materials