Soccer superstar David Beckham has decided to end his 20 year professional career at the end of the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) season. Beckham will play two final games for PSG May 18th against Brest and at Lorient May 26th. The announcement came four days after PSG captured the Ligue 1 title giving Beckham a league title in four counties, a first for an English player. Despite Beckham no longer competing on the pitch fans, will still get plenty of Beckham and his family in the fashion world. Continue reading →
Creating wonderfully stunning photos in Chile’s Atacama Desert, the largest astronomical project to date, will provide the world with a glimpse into our deepest cosmic origins. The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) project is an international partnership with renowned scientists and engineers from Europe, North America, East Asia, and in cooperation with Chile. Considered to be one of the driest places on Earth, the Atacama Desert is over 40,000 square miles, and has mountains peaks that reach over 22,000 feet. An array of antennas will be located at the Altiplano de Chajnantor, a plateau at an altitude of about 16,000 feet. Keep up with the ALMA project at Newscom, where you can see even more stunning photos!
Newscom gets between 30-60,000 images a day from our partners around the world, and it’s easy to miss some truly amazing images if you aren’t specifically looking for them. So each week, we’ll go through our collections and present to you our favorites. Our job is to pick whatever catches our eye. Your job is to simply enjoy them. Check out the entire lightbox of this week’s best pictures back at Newscom, and read on to see other stories from this past week. Continue reading →
Over the past month fashion shows around the world have been previewing looks for fall and winter. As always here at Newscom, we have been flooded with beautiful images of models walking down the runway in some of the most extravagant clothes and have witnessed the greatest looks London, Milan, Paris, and New York have had to offer. And along with what you see on the catwalk, we have all the images of what goes on backstage at these fashion shows. Continue reading →
Prost! Since 1810, das Germans have been celebrating Oktoberfest as an important part of Bavarian culture in Munich, Germany every autumn. As a colloquial tribute to the fairgrounds, locals better know Oktoberfest as “die Wiesn.” This 17-day festival brings more than 6 million visitors every year to drink over 7 million liters of beer, thousands of pounds of pretzels, saurkraut and Schweinshaxe (a.k.a. grilled ham hock). Mmm, mmm! Check out more fun Oktoberfest images here! Continue reading →
Eleanor Simmonds MBE is a double gold-medalist Paralympian swimmer from Britain who has achondroplasia (a common form of dwarfism.) Eleanor is back for her second Olympics, having been the youngest British competitor at Beijing in 2008 where she took gold in the 100m and 400m freestyle and was dubbed the “British swimming sensation”. She was 13 then. Continue reading →
The 2012 United States sitting volleyball team returns eight players from the 2008 Paralympic team that took silver after losing to China in the 2008 final. Kari Miller is one of the eight returning players looking for gold in 2012. Miller, a US Army Veteran who served in Bosnia and Korea in the late 90’s, first started playing volleyball after losing her legs in a car accident. Miller is now the specialized defensive position known as a libero for team USA. Continue reading →
Wheelchair tennis has only been around since the 1970s when it began in America. It made its first appearance in the Paralympics in Barcelona in 1992 and has grown in popularity worldwide. This year, 112 athletes will compete in six tennis events, including men’s and women’s singles and doubles competitions, at the London 2012 Paralympics. However, there is one woman has dominated in the sport and is predicted to win gold yet again. That athlete is Esther Vergeer. Continue reading →
You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover or judge a sport by its name. However, when you have a sport called “Murderball” it can be hard to get fans and sponsors to give it a chance. So years ago Murderball was changed to Wheelchair Rugby but the name was all that changed – the game is still fast paced and extremely physical that is played by some of the toughest athletes in any sport.
The Olympics seem to come through almost like a hurricane – there are months of preparation and anticipation; then they hit and we had 17 days of furious coverage with the stories of triumph, heartbreak, tragedy, scandal, and sportsmanship; now they’re gone and they’ve left us with hundreds of thousands of pictures to dig through and try to put together some meaning in the huge void the Olympics have left in our lives. Continue reading →
I’m starting to believe that rhythmic gymnastics offers some of the most captivating photography of all the sports at the Olympics. Perhaps it’s the flashy costumes – or the contortionist-like poses – but there’s something almost mesmerizing about looking through pictures of the sport – a feeling that you can’t quite catch from any other sport (though you could mount a strong argument for synchronized swimming). Continue reading →