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Culture24 takes a cultural look at the best sporting exhibitions together with gems from the history of sport with reviews, museum event listings, websites and resources from museums and archives across the UK.

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Curator's Choice: Meg McHugh on Olympic bike racing stars and boneshakers

A "very heavy" Boneshaker from 1868 and Victoria Pendleton's aerodynamic vehicle from the 2012 Olympics are among the highlights at MOSI's new exhibition.

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I Scored a Goal in the World Cup Final: Jairzinho

As part of photographer Michael Donald's award-winning series, Brazil legend Jairzinho reflects on his goal in the 1970 World Cup final.

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Competition: Win a copy of new Taschen book The Age of Innocence - Football in the 1970s

From politics to sideburns, The Age of Innocence is a tribute to an unforgettable era in the beautiful game. Win a copy of the beautiful book here.

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I Scored a Goal in the World Cup Final: Pelé on vanquishing Sweden and his dad crying

Portrayed in an exhibition by photographer Michael Donald, Edson Arantes do Nascimento reflects on his childhood World Cup memories and the near-invincible Brazil team of 1958.

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The World Cup in five seconds: Artists animate Paul the Psychic Octopus from 2010

Damien Poulain and Joseph Sparkes pay animated tribute to Paul the Psychic Octopus, who gained worldwide fame for his accurate predictions during the 2010 World Cup.

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In Pictures: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Harewood House's Tour de France

William, Kate and Prince Harry saw the Tour off, cycling star Lizzie Armistead camped overnight and The Red Arrows and World War II planes soared as Le Tour visited Yorkshire.

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A History of the World Cup in 24 Objects: David Goldblatt on an 1872 England shirt

A knitted cotton England shirt from 1872 illustrates a facet of football that has remained largely unchanged for 150 years, says the writer.

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The World Cup in five seconds: Diego Maradona's hand of God goal against England

Twenty-eight years after it grabbed the headlines, artist Andy Baker recreates Diego Maradona's infamous goal for Argentina at the World Cup in Mexico.

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Ten exhibitions and events to see in UK galleries and museums for the Tour de France

The Yorkshire Festival heralds exhibitions ranging from French porcelain to giant outdoor sculptures, while a land art project stretches across the South Pennine area.

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A History of the World Cup in 24 Objects: The Justin Fashanu World Cup and Uruguay's ball

In the 1930 World Cup final, hostilities between Argentina and Uruguay meant a different ball was used in each half. We also look at The Justin Campaign's version of the trophy.

Freestyle football star of Wayne Rooney's Street Soccer in World Cup museum showcase

Ash Randall, who owns 13 world records and has shown off his skills alongside the likes of Spain star Fernando Torres, leads sessions at the Swansea Museum this Saturday.

The World Cup in five seconds: Finidi George's dog celebration for Nigeria at USA '94

As Nigeria take on France in this evening's 2nd round match, here's artist Paul Layzell's take on winger Finidi George's memorable celebration for the Super Eagles 20 years ago.

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Nike and Playboy artist Cristiano Siqueira portrays Ronaldo and Neymar for ESPN's World Cup

In a series for broadcaster ESPN, Brazilian graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira has produced posters of 32 stars of the 2014 World Cup.

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Pele and Pickles: National Football Museum and Google launch A History of the World Cup in 24 Objects

Working with football writer David Goldblatt, the International Centre for Sports History and Culture and a collection including the 1966 Jules Rimet trophy, Manchester's home of footballing history......

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I Scored a Goal in the World Cup Final: New exhibition portrays 34 big occasion heroes

Since 2010, Michael Donald has tracked down and photographed all 34 surviving World Cup final goalscorers. His award-winning work is currently on show in London.

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