In its best moments, sport has something light, almost floating. What athletes do seems soft and flowing, and those who watch it are seduced by the illusion that none of this requires any effort and that the dance of the bodies can go on forever.
The photographer Hannelore Vandenbussche has tried to fathom the enigmatic power of sport that has connected people with one another for centuries and across national borders. A power that gives them moments of collective happiness, but also of great pain.
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