Sports

Taking to the Pole in La Paz

25 Sep, 2019 | Rhiannon Matthias

Photos: Rhiannon Matthias Empowerment and community When one thinks of female empowerment, perhaps pole dancing is the last thing that springs to mind. Pole dancing (the preferred term...

Achachilas - The making of

24 Jun, 2019 | Achachilas

Photos: Achachilas Cordillera Real.View of the Tikimani mountain from the Huayna Potosi high camp.  View from Huayna Potosí's main road.The main characters, Sergio and Juvenal Condori. They both work...

Achachilas

24 Jun, 2019 | Renata Lazcano Silva

Photos: Achachilas The cinematographic mountain experience ‘We have these incredible mountains nearby. They are our jewels. People come from all around the world to do mountaineering here an...

Squashing the competition

23 May, 2019 | Emily Kilner

Photos: Emily Kilner The sport continues its rise in popularity as ambitious Bolivian athletes aspire to bring home the gold this summer at the Pan American Games I am out of breath just wat...

Fundación Casari

24 Apr, 2019 | Alexis King

Photos: Alexis KingHelping families across CochabambaSat in Don Massimo’s office, the walls of which are adorned with photos and trophies from various football teams he’s helped, he tells a story of w...

The Heartbeat of the city

24 Apr, 2019 | Alexis King

Photo Essay by Alexis King  Concrete pitch in Alto Tacagua. Perched precariously on a hill well-above the city of La Paz, this pitch has breathtaking views. The chances of recovering a lost...

Always Ready for Action

25 Mar, 2019 | Will Turner

Photo: Agencia MARKA REGISTRADA It's halftime at the Estadio de Villa Ingenio on a ferociously sunny day in a dusty corner of El Alto. Always Ready are two-nil up to Real Potosí, and ‘the Red Fur...

Yoga and Female Empowerment in Bolivia

29 Oct, 2018 | Vivian Braga

Photo: FreePikIncreasingly popular in the country, yoga offers more than just physical exerciseYoga is not gymnastics, and it’s much less a religion – it’s a philosophy of life based on physical and b...

Cochabamba 2018

21 Jun, 2018 | Ollie Goldblatt

Photo: Ollie GoldblattApathy, passion and the challenge of hosting the Juegos SuramericanosFor the first time since their inception in 1978, the Juegos Suramericanos are being held in Bolivia. The spo...

Parkour in La Paz

26 Mar, 2018 | Sophia Vahdati

Photo: Iván Rodriguez Petkovic The drive and philosophy of the city’s fearless tracersPrepare, run, jump, soar, reach, kick, grab knees and…’Ahhh!’: I smash face-first into the crashmat, emitting an e...

Kicking Down Barriers

19 Jul, 2017 | Lily Turner

Photo: Fabián ZapataA Franco-Bolivian Brings Rugby to the AltiplanoI meet Jean Fontayne under the shadow of the Basilica of San Francisco, in central La Paz, on a crisp morning. We have a four-hour bu...

Going For Gold

23 May, 2017 | Sophie Hogan

Photos: Nick Somers Ángela Castro leads the race for Bolivian Olympic glory The deep breath before walking to the starting line. The seconds before everything you’ve ever worked for is put to the test...

In a League of Their Own

21 Nov, 2016 | Izabela Wlodarczyk

Photos: Milton Arellano Female Skateboarders Break Down Stereotypes in La PazEvery day, skateboarders gather in plazas all over La Paz to try out new tricks, learn from their friends, and wind down. T...

Defeating Death Road

26 Sep, 2016 | Toby Clyde

Photo: Alfredo ZeballosRunning in Bolivia’s SkyraceIt’s not the finish line that decides the winner of this race – it’s the mountains. Every year, a pack of leading runners climbs into the sky and eve...

Sustaining Bolivia’s Basketball Boom

28 Aug, 2016 | Eduardo Baptista

Photo: Eduardo BaptistaThe Challenges of Creating a Basketball CultureJune 30th 2016 marked a historic date for Bolivian basketball. By beating Ecuador 75-74, Bolivia’s national basketball team broke...