Mike Sharpe, of Cornelius, N.C., places a torch in the cross during the opening torchlight service to begin the 64th annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games at MacRae Meadows in Linville, North Carolina. The games celebrate the history and culture of Scottish people living in North Carolina.
A boy performs Mallakhamba, a traditional Indian gymnastic sport on a vertical wooden pole, at a school in Ahmadabad. The event was organized as part of an initiative by the government to promote the traditional sport.
In this photo taken with a long time exposure Germany's David Siegel soars through the air during a qualification jump at the second stage of the 67th four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
Girls archers take part in the three days long 21st National Janajati Sports Meet, a national sports meet for tribal communities at, Tepesia, on the outskirt of Guwahati. All the participants of the sports meet belong to more than hundred tribal communities from across the country.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu with his son and IT Minister N Lokesh inaugurate UIM F1H2O World Championship of International series of single-seater inshore circuit powerboat racing at the river Krishna at Punnami ghat, in Vijayawada.
Competitors in action during a heat of the High Heels race in Minsk, Belarus. Thirty two competitors took part in the race of about one hundred meters, with the rules demanding heels of no less than five centimetres.
Indian Kurash player Binisha Biju Nayakattu competes with Iran's Azar Koolivand in women's 63kg (R32) Kurash at the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Nayakattu lost the match.
India's Pincky Balhara (L) and Malaprabha Yallappa Jadhav during the medals ceremony after winning silver and bronze respectively in Kurash, a form of wrestling indigenous to central Asia, in the Women's - 52kg category, at the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018, in Jakarta, Indonesia.
A participant jumps above a water stream on the Tsanfleuron glacier approaching the finish line of the Glacier 3000 run above the alpine resort of Les Diablerets, Switzerland. The 26 kilometer-long course starts at 1050 meters above sea level in the village of Gstaad reaching a final altitude of 2950 meters on the "Glacier 3000" for a total elevation gain of 2015 meters along the course.
Host Danica Patrick appears with the winners of the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage, at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the award.
Members of various Scottish clans stand with torches as they prepare to announce their arrival during the opening ceremony for the 63rd Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in Linville, North Carolina.
Justin Michaels, of Boulder, Colo., skims across the icy pond below the Lenawee Mountain Lift on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area in Colorado. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open on Oct. 13, 2017, and the last one to close.
Jack Burkes, foreground, and Cole Catalano swim in the water in the outfield following heavy rainfall at Oxford-University Stadium before the start of the Missouri State-Tennessee Tech NCAA college baseball regional tournament game in Oxford, Mississippi.
Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, center, throws a football to former football player Herschel Walker, left, during White House Sports and Fitness Day on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.
People throw coloured powder as they celebrate at the end of the Color Run 2018 race in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The Color Run is a 5 kilometer running event where participants are covered in bright colored powder at each check station and is less about speed and more about enjoying a day with friends and family.
People celebrate at the end of the Color Run 2018 race, in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The Color Run is a 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) running event where participants are covered in bright colored powder at each check station and is less about speed and more about enjoying a day with friends and family.
Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle meet athletes at the UK team trials for the upcoming Invictus Games Sydney 2018, at the University of Bath in Bath, England. The Invictus Games is the only international sport event for wounded, injured and sick (WIS) servicemen and women, both serving and veteran. The Invictus Games Sydney 2018 will take place from 20-27 October and will see over 500 competitors from 18 nations compete in 11 adaptive sports.
A girl hugs Commonwealth Games mascot, Borobi, at the Surfer's beach in Gold Coast, Australia. With the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony marking the beginning of the event on Wednesday night, Bureau of Meteorology forecasters are predicting rain over the Gold Coast throughout the week, up until the weekend.