Beijing and sport in photos

If, like me, you missed the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics, fear not. The Big Picture has a stunning selection of images that almost transport you there.

There are some fantastic images of the ceremonies on flickr too.

For more celebration of sports photography head over to The Digital Journalist and the Walter Iooss Jr. gallery.

Iooss is regarded as one of the finest sports photographers of our time. His new book, Athlete, published by Sports Illustrated, presents portraits of the top figures in sports.