Reuters sports photography book and exhibition | Reuters

The German edition will be released in early 2008 but is available for business orders now. The price in Britain is 24.95 pounds.

LONDON – Reuters has launched a free outdoor exhibition featuring 200 images from its new sports photography book, Sport in the 21st Century, outside City Hall in London.

There are sports-inspired graphics on the ground, a ticker delivering live sports news and demonstrations and interactive events taking place at the weekends.. The Spanish edition will be released in shops shortly.

The book is published by Thames and Hudson.

The exhibition features three themed sections that explore action photography, sports personalities and the diversity of local sports around the world — all captured by Reuters and Action Images photographers.

Some 250 editors, journalists, and figures in the sports industry joined Reuters staff for the launch.

The show, open to all, takes place on the banks of the Thames against a dramatic backdrop of London landmarks including Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the City skyline.

Chairman Niall FitzGerald spoke at the event about Reuters position at the forefront of multimedia sports news and the challenges to press freedom in covering sport.

It will be open day and night until 25 January.

Copies of the book are now available from Amazon.co.uk and local retailers in France, Italy, UK and US

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