IMAGO / GEPA pictures / Harald Steiner

Winter Sport: The True ‘Beautiful Game’.

Take a look at the beauty that lies behind winter sports and the photographers who make it look easy with some of our photography highlights.

Coined by Pele, football has always been referred to as “The Beautiful Game.” But winter sports just might take the cake instead. Maybe it’s the mountainous landscapes, snow-filled skies, or the prowess of flying over cliffs and icy terrains at lightning speed, which makes winter sport photography something out of a dream. 

With the Beijing Winter Olympics well underway, our photographers on the ground are inundating us with daily updates, highlights and news worthy moments. The job to continuously deliver updated content, keep track of events, name the winners and stay ahead of the news is all but serene, but check out the landscapes and snowy scenes helping us get through.

IMAGO / GEPA pictures / Matic KlansekIMAGO / SNA / Olga BesnardIMAGO / Bildbyran / Joel MarklundIMAGO / AFLOSPORTIMAGO / Bildbyran / Joel MarklundIMAGO / ZUMA Press / Darryl DyckIMAGO / ColorsportIMAGO / Hoch Zwei / DIPAGIMAGO / GEPA pictures / Mario BuehnerIMAGO / SNA / Alexander VilfIMAGO / GEPA pictures / Harald SteinerIMAGO / AFLOSPORTIMAGO / GEPA pictures / Harald SteinerIMAGO / UIGIMAGO / Arvid MüllerIMAGO / ITAR-TASS / Sergei BobylevIMAGO / WEREK IMAGO / ZUMA Wire / Meri SimonIMAGO / Christian HeilwagenIMAGO / SNA / Alexey FilippovIMAGO / Kyodo NewsIMAGO / Xinhua / Lui Siu WaiIMAGO / Eibner EuropaIMAGO / ZUMA Press / Darryl DyckIMAGO / SNA / Alexey FilippovIMAGO / GEPA pictures / Matic KlansekIMAGO / Bildbyran / Joel MarklundIMAGO / ITAR-TASS / Stanislav KrasilnikovIMAGO / Xinhua / Cao CanIMAGO / GEPA pictures / Mario BuehnerIMAGO / PanoramiC / JB AutissierIMAGO / Christian HeilwagenIMAGO / SNA / Alexei DanichevIMAGO / Eibner Europa

Words and image selection by Columnist, Sofia Bergmann.
See our Winter Olympic Archive Collection here