Iconic images from the Olympic Games
Explore images of Olympic history as celebrated in Time Out's book Olympic Games Through a Lens
Amir Abdul Haidar of Iraq celebrates victory in his side's football quarter-final match between Australia and Iraq at Athens 2004. Despite continuing conflict at home, Iraq managed to reach the semi-finals where the team was beaten by Paraguay. The side ended up finishing a respectable fourth overall.
Find more memorable images and fascinating stories in Time Out's new book, 'Olympic Games Through a Lens', which is currently available in the Time Out Shop. The book is a photographic survey of the history of the Olympic Games to date, from Athens 1896 to Beijing 2008.