Children watch a soccer match held by activists as part of the “Rebel Cup” in downtown São Paulo. The Rebel Cup is an informal tournament bringing together social movements as a way of protest against government spending for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. One of the boys, left, wears a T-shirt of Real Madrid while another, second from right, wears the shorts of Barcelona.
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz poses for a selfie with US President Barack Obama during a ceremony at the White House to honour the 2013 World Series Champions Read more
An Aboriginal man performs a traditional “smoking” ceremony as the Asian Cup trophy is carried to the Sydney Opera House for the official draw. Hosts Australia were handed a tough draw for the 2015 Asian Cup on Wednesday when they were paired with twice former champions South Korea in the group stage. Read more
Jockey Ruby Walsh lies stricken on the ground after falling off Abbyssial during the JCB Triumph Hurdle Race at Cheltenham racecourse on Friday. Read more
Racegoers at Cheltenham racecourse on the opening day of the 2014 festival Read more
A climber scales the Bolshoi Dome, one of the ice hockey venues for the Sochi Winter Olympics Read more
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
Women’s supercombined bronze medalist Julia Mancuso of the US, right, and Germany’s gold medalist Maria Hoefl-Riesch carry their national flags at a flower ceremony at the Alpine ski venue at the Sochi Winter Olympics
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.
Skiers reach the top of a mountain near the start of the men’s downhill ski course ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Read more