Dead fish on the banks of the Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. International Olympic Committee members meeting in Rio de Janeiro this week will understand if its waters are not completely clean for the sailing events in 2016
A man sporting an octopus hat hands out promotional vouchers in Tokyo’s Tsukiji Outer Market, known as the Jogai Shijo, or Japan’s “Food Town”. The Tsukiji fish and seafood market is to leave its 80-year-old home for bigger, modern facilities next year ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but Jogai Shijo will stay in the same location. Critics wonder about its chances of survival without the world’s biggest fish market on its doorstep.
Paramilitary policemen raise their fists as they attend an oath-taking rally to ensure the security of the upcoming 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. The eastern Chinese city will host the games from August 16 to August 28.
France’s Ophelie David, Canada’s Kelsey Serwa, Canada’s Marielle Thompson and Sweden’s Anna Holmlund compete during their ski cross final at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.
A sports fan enters the spirit of the Sochi winter games by wearing sunglasses modelled on the five Olympic rings during the women’s ice hockey bronze medal match between Sweden and Switzerland on Thursday
A climber scales the Bolshoi Dome, one of the ice hockey venues for the Sochi Winter Olympics
Japan’s Akito Watabe soars through the air in his trial jump during the normal hill ski jumping portion of the Nordic Combined individual 10 km event of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, at the RusSki Gorki Ski Jumping Center in Rosa Khutor.
Sarah Reid of Canada prepares to start a training run for the women’s skeleton during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
Performers take part in the opening ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia
Armin Zoeggeler of Italy takes a turn during a training session for the men’s singles luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Friday, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia
Shaun White, of the United States, takes a jump during a snowboard slopestyle training session at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The venue is host to the snowboarding and freestyle skiing events of the 2014 Winter Olympics, which starts on Tuesday.
A worker dangles from the Olympic cauldron as preparations take place for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, which begin on Friday
Nikolay Petshak carries the Olympic torch as he leads members of local winter swimming clubs during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics torch relay in the waters of the Yenisei River in Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Oscar Pistorius appears in the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa. Judge Desmond Nair on Monday ruled that the trial of the double-amputee Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, will begin on March 3 2014
The Olympic Stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The park is opening in phases starting with the Copper Box and a small area of the north park. The park will be fully open by spring 2014.