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Svindal of Norway skis during the men's downhill event during the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup finals in the Swiss ski resort of Lenzerheide

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Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway skis during the men’s downhill event at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup finals in the Swiss ski resort of Lenzerheide

Horse Racing - 2014 Cheltenham Festival -  Champion Day - Cheltenham Racecourse...Racegoers check the form ahead of Champion Day at Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 11, 2014. See PA story RACING Cheltenham. Photo credit should read:

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Racegoers at Cheltenham racecourse on the opening day of the 2014 festival Read more

Horse Racing - 2014 Cheltenham Festival - Preview Day - Cheltenham Racecourse

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Ruby Walsh, left, and Hurricane Fly gallop at Cheltenham racecourse on Monday

Russia's Ivan Kovalev, third from left, competes to win the gold in the men's scratch race at the Track Cycling World Championships in Cali, Colombia, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

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Russia’s Ivan Kovalev, third from left, on his way to winning the gold medal in the men’s scratch race at the Track Cycling World Championships in Cali, Colombia.

Eve Muirhead, Claire Hamilton, Anna Sloan, Vicki Adams...Britain's skip Eve Muirhead celebrates after beating Switzerland in the women's curling bronze medal game at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Britain’s skip Eve Muirhead celebrates after beating Switzerland in the women’s curling bronze medal game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia

Sochi Olympics Ice Hockey Women

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Members of the German team celebrate their 3-2 win over Japan in the Sochi Winter Olympics women’s ice hockey game at Shayba Arena

Person climbs on the Bolshoi Dome, one of the ice hockey venues, before the medals ceremony during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics...A person climbs on the Bolshoi Dome, one of the ice hockey venues, before the medals ceremony during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics February 14, 2014.   REUTERS/Marko Djurica (RUSSIA  - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)

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A climber scales the Bolshoi Dome, one of the ice hockey venues for the Sochi Winter Olympics Read more

Antti Ollila...In this image made with a multiple exposure, Finland's Antti Ollila competes in the men's ski slopestyle qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

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A multiple exposure image of Finland’s Antti Ollila competing in the men’s ski slopestyle qualifying round at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi Read more

Sweden's Henrik Harlaut performs jump during men's freestyle skiing slopestyle finals at 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor

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Sweden’s Henrik Harlaut performs a jump during the men’s freestyle skiing slopestyle finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games in Rosa Khutor

ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE PACKAGE  'SICILY'S MIGRANT SOCCER TEAM' WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THIS ADVISORY...ATTENTION EDITORS - 24 PICTURES FOR PACKAGE 'SICILY'S MIGRANT SOCCER TEAM' WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THIS ADVISORY  SEARCH 'ASD MINEO' FOR ALL PICTURES PXP101-PXP124    ASD Mineo's 25-man amateur squad is made up of African migrants who risked their lives to cross the sea - a journey that killed hundreds of others in shipwrecks. Their team, the first of its kind in Italy, was created and funded by the managers of the Mineo centre for asylum seekers, one of Europe's largest such shelters. ASD Mineo, as the team is called, is registered in the lowest category of Italy's official football pyramid, which groups 600 divisions and in which, in theory, any team can rise to the top of the league, or Serie A. The team is on track to advance to the next division in its first season. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION SPORT SOCCER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) TEMPLATE OUT

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Amateur footballers at Italian team ASD Mineo are all African migrants who risked their lives to cross the sea. The 25-man squad, the first of its kind in Italy, was created and funded by managers from the Mineo centre for asylum seekers, one of Europe’s largest. The team is registered in the lowest category of Italy’s official football pyramid, which groups 600 divisions and in which, in theory, any team can rise to the top of the league, or Serie A. The team is on track to advance to the next division in its first season. Read more