Ancient Manly Sports #3


Palio di Siena Twice a year each year in June and August, the people of the Italian city of Siena, crowd by their thousands into the Piazza del Campo to […]

Ancient Manly Sports #2

Onbashira Festival Takes Place

Every six years in the Lake Sunwa region of Nagano in central Japan, the peace and quiet is shattered by a 1200 year old tradition known as the Kiotoshi. Part […]

Lance Wyman’s Mexico 68


When now iconic graphic designer Lance Wyman was asked to create the identity and wayfinding system for the Mexico 1968 Olympic Games the brief was simple. Incorporate the Olympic rings […]

Ancient Manly Sports #1


Calcio Storico (Historic Football), also known as Calcio Fiorentino, after the city of Florence, Italy, where it originated in the 16th century, is the ferocious forerunner to football and rugby. […]

Adidas Time Capsule


Gary Aspden, designer/curator of the recently released adidas Originals x SPEZIAL collection, received word of an old store stacked to the rafters with vintage adidas in the suburbs of Buenos […]

Sport Architecture


When it comes to stadium porn it doesn’t get much more highbrow than this. Frequent Athletico contributor, Nicole Reed has just recently returned from Japan, from where she sent us […]

1977 FJ40


This classic 1977 Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser sold back in January this year for just over US$100,000. Fully restored in 2008 it had only clocked up just under 5,800 miles […]

Photo: Steve Baccon


Our good friend, collaborator, drinking buddy and surf photographer Steve Baccon has shared with us his latest personal project (and passion) – Surfcraft The Shaping Project. An intimate exploration of […]

Supermodel World Cup


If like us, you are still suffering from World Cup withdrawals this may just be the remedy to ease the pain. During the World Cup i-D magazine teamed up with […]

Taka Hayashi x Vans


Designer Taka Hayashi continues his prodigious output for the Vans Vault collections. His latest instalment is the “Sea Life” pack which gives the OG LX Editions a Maui meets Okinawa […]

Land Cruiser 70


Toyota is re-releasing it’s iconic offroad classic – the Land Cruiser 70 – back onto it’s Japanese home market. However it will only be available for one year. Released back […]

Ground from above


“Terrão de Cima” (Ground from above) is a new photos feature by Brazilian photographer Renato Stockler. Etched out of the densely packed slums and urban neighbourhoods of Sao Paulo are […]

Photo: Nicole Reed


One of our favourite Melbourne photographers (and one to keep an eye on) Nicole Reed, has shared some of her new personal work with Athletico Paper – with this almost eerie series […]

Nike + Penis Drawings


The penis drawing. Usually the domain of the high school text book. Crudely yet gloriously scrawled on school desks, lockers, walls. Internationally recognised hieroglyph and symbol for cock and balls. San […]

Art: Daniel Arsham


Daniel Arsham is a Cleveleand born, New York based artist who explores sculpture, drawing, performance and even architectiure. Pictured is some of his amazing sculpture work exploring the effects of natural […]

Haydenshapes x Wang


New York designer Alexander Wang has teamed up with Australian surfboard shaper Hayden Cox of Haydenshapes to produce a series of marble patterned boards for Wang’s New York flagship store […]

Lost Sports: Jai Alai


Part baseball, part handball, part royal tennis and described as the fastest sport in the world, Jai Alai is related to the traditional Basque sport of Pilota. While Pilota (or […]

Photo: Cory White


Despite how hard he may work, the end product of our friend, intrepid adventurer and photographer Cory White’s blood, sweat and tears is always sure to induce envy from those […]

Gatorade Shower


Like the tailgate party, the Gatorade Shower (aka Gatorade Bath or Gatorade Dunk) is a ritual unique to American sports. Legend has it that in 1985, when the New York Giants beat […]

My Dad’s My Mate


Melbourne based photographer and Athletico Paper contributor Ben Capp has launched his new personal photographic project titled My Dad’s My Mate. The project is focused on the link between men’s […]



Our friends at Stussy have hooked us up with some of the new Stussy World Cup kit!

Stars of Wall Ball


Our friend and talented photographer/director Cory White has made this great little film called “Use It Before You Lose It” for the Stars of Wall Ball at Wall Ball International. See […]

Sweat The Style


Canadian (Half French – Half Chinese) model Adrianne Ho, has made a name for herself as a one woman fitness and style industry. Her site Sweat The Style features hundreds of pictures […]

The NFL Bad Lip Reading


They’ve done the rounds for a while now, but the NFL Bad Lip Readings are still a work of genius. So we thought we’d post these as a respite from […]

World Cup Ball Evolution


By now we have all seen the Adidas Brazuca, official World Cup ball for Brazil 2014, the latest small (mainly) white sphere that will hold the gaze of the entire world […]

War Games


Fredericks & Mae is the art/design team of Jolie Mae Signorile and Gabriel Fredericks Cohen. Together they make a variety of objects for the home, tools and decorations, all in playful […]

Football meets Art


Our London correspondent sends us info on a new group exhibition by 11 British artists, happening from the 6th to 14th June. “You’re Shit, Arrrgh!” is is an exhibition exploring […]

Hell of The North


Paris-Roubaix is a one-day professional bicycle road race in France, starting north of Paris (in Compiègne about 85 kilometres north-east of the centre of Paris) and finishing on the Belgian […]

Mercedes Benz Red Pig

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Take one powerful 6.3 litre V8 Mercedes-Benz M100 engine from the luxurious 600 limousine, and jam it into a Mercedes-Benz W109 S-Class. The result was a 2-tonne saloon with sports car performance which came second […]

Girls in Chucks


Ahhhh…girls in Chuck Taylor sneakers. The most iconic sporting shoe ever made…and did we mention there are girls in them? Girls in Chucks is a Tumblr with the single minded […]

Adidas ZX Legacy Film


Hear what goes into the design of the Adidas ZX Flux in this conversation with current Adidas designer Sam Handy and godfather of the ZX, Jacques Chassaing. “It’s not about running […]

Larry David’s Air Jordans


We all know about Jerry Seinfeld’s love of sneakers (usually Nike) but here is a great photo of Seinfeld creator, comic genius and cranky old man Larry David wearing a […]

Nike World Cup Roche


As World Cup fever starts to take hold, Nike White Label have released it’s latest Nike Roshe Run in the colours of the Brazilian and English national teams. Source: Here

Aerial Nudes


From an interesting series of nudes taken from extreme heights by New Zealand photographer John Crawford. My aim is to capture images that have a high degree of interest and […]

The art of hoops


Basketball seems to be prominent in the world of art at the moment. There is after all something quite sublime about the image of a basketball ring. Pictured above is […]

Sportscaster Cards


Between 1977-79 a Swiss publishing company called Edito-Service released an extremely comprehensive set of cards called Sportscasters Cards (aka Focus on Sports Cards) that covered information on close to every […]

After the Game


Simon Harsent takes photos of football stadiums from around the world. But instead of extreme perspectives of architectural features, aerial shots of capacity crowds or smoke filled images of crazed […]

Master & Grasshopper


A 17 year old Mike Tyson, pictured here with his legendary trainer and mentor Cus D’Amato. Amato specialised in the ‘Peek-A-Boo’ technique, where fighters keep their gloves close to their cheeks […]

Football is life…or death


A Syrian rebel plays football, machine gun in hand in the bombed out streets if Aleppo, Syria. Photo by Spanish photojournalist Andoni Lubacki (AP)

Hoops with a view


Basketball rings seem to surface in strange places around the world to cater for mankind’s love of shooting hoops. This one is on a Mexican riviera cruise ship. More to […]

Ice Cold


James Reimer makes a stop as the Toronto Maple Leafs lose in overtime to the Boston Bruins to fall behind 3-1 in their first round series in the NHL Stanley […]

Porsche 930 Flachbau

Porsche offered a “Flachbau” (“slantnose”) 930 under the “Sonderwunschprogramm” (special order program) beginning in 1981, an otherwise normal 930 with a 935-style slantnose instead of the normal 911 front end. […]

Pistol Pete Maravich


Pennsylvania boy Pistol Pete Maravich averaged 44.2 points per game. He still holds the record for all time leading NCAA Division 1 scorer with 3,667 points and still one of […]

High Times


In the late 60’s a group of stoners were getting high on rock climbing, sleeping out of their cars and conquering Yosemite Valley’s gnarliest climb, El Capitan. Aside from providing […]

Hand of Michael Jordan


A closeup portrait of Michael Jordan’s well worn right hand.  Jordan underwent surgery on his right index finger in 1999 because it was affecting his golf game. (Photo by Walter […]

Le Mans Design of the 1970s


Since 1923 the French town of Le Mans has been hosting the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. Considered on of the most prestigious car races in the world, […]

Baseball Card Vandals


Baseball Card Vandals is a Tumblr that delivers exactly what it promises. Run by two baseball card obsessed vandals armed with Sharpies, brothers Beau and Bryan Abbott deface old baseball cards […]