Sports leg­end Chris Smith tells the sto­ries be­hind some of his most iconic im­ages

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When he re­tired from The Sun­day Times in 2000, Chris Smith was re­garded as one of the most in­flu­en­tial and ad­mired sports pho­tog­ra­phers of the 20th Cen­tury

He cov­ered ev­ery ma­jor in­ter­na­tional sport­ing event, in­clud­ing seven Olympic Games, from Mu­nich in 1972 to At­lanta in 1996

Dur­ing his 50-year ca­reer Smith was named Bri­tish Sports Photographer of the Year on four oc­ca­sions and was twice win­ner of the in­di­vid­ual Sports Picture of the Year prize.

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