31 March – 9 September 2012

What makes an athlete successful? How does the latest technology help us to become faster and stronger? And where do we draw the line between fair play and downright cheating?

In the run-up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Beautiful Games explored all of these questions and many more.

Featuring over 70 examples of cutting edge sports equipment and historic memorabilia, including a state-of-the-art Planet X bike, an official 2010 World Cup football, a Cheetah® running blade, trophies, clothing, footwear and photography, Beautiful Games showed just what it takes to get to the top in sport.

A Museums Sheffield exhibition in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University