Iconic images from the Olympic Games

Explore images of Olympic history as celebrated in Time Out's book Olympic Games Through a Lens

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Much of Great Britain's Kelly Holmes' athletics career was dogged by injury. But going into Athens 2004, she was in perfect condition and her fitness proved crucial as she triumphed in both the 800m (pictured) and the 1500m. At the age of 34, she was the oldest woman to win either event, let alone both.

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.

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