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Prince Philip remembered through sport

Here's a look at Prince Philip's sporting moments, including appearances at the Olympic Games and Queen's Plate in Canada.

Duke of Edinburgh attended Queen's Plate, 1976 Montreal Olympics

Queen Elizabeth II enjoys a laugh as she and Prince Philip leave Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, June 30, 1973, after watching the 114th running of Canada's top thoroughbred race, the Queen's Plate. (Canadian Press)

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, died on Friday at the age of 99. 

Sporting associations, football clubs, and athletes have paid tribute to the longest-serving royal consort in British History, with two-minutes of silence being observed at cricket matches in England's County Championship and the Aintree Grand National horse race.

Here's a look at Prince Philip's sporting moments, including appearances at the Olympic Games and Queen's Plate in Canada. 

Queen's Plate

WATCH | Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip attend the Queen's Plate:

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip make first and final visits to the Queen's Plate

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Look back at 1959, the first time Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip attended the Queen's Plate, and their final visit in 2010 at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. 11:24
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto for the 151st running of The Queen's Plate on Sunday, July 4, 2010 as part of a nine-day tour of Canada. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip watch the Queen`s Plate in Toronto on Sunday, July 4, 2010. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press)

Olympic Games

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive for the opening ceremonies of the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Que., on July 17, 1976. (Canadian Press)
Prince Philip gives Princess Anne a few words of advice while Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Prince Andrew listen intently prior to her starting in the cross-country three day equestrian event at Bromont, Quebec July 24, 1976. (Chuck Mitchell/The Canadian Press)
Royal Family in Montreal, Quebec during the 1976 Olympics. Left to right: Prince Philip, Princess Anne, husband Mark Phillips, Prince Edward, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Andrew and Prince Charles. (Wally Hayes/The Canadian Press)
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh drives the horse and rostrum into the arena for the medal ceremony of the individual jumping competition at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. August 12, 1984. (Getty Images)

WATCH | Prince Philip and royal family attend 1976 Games in Montreal:

Prince Philip watches Princess Anne fall off horse at Montreal 1976 Olympics

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Prince Philip and the royal family were in attendance at the Montreal 1976 Olympics to watch Princess Anne compete in the three day equestrian event in Bromont, Que. Unfortunately, Princess Anne was one of several competitors to take a tumble. 2:40

Other moments

Philip Mountbatten, prior to his marriage to Princess Elizabeth, batting at the nets during cricket practice while in the Royal Navy, on July 31, 1947. (Douglas Miller/Keystone/Getty Images)
In this July 12, 1949 file photo, the Duke of Edinburgh throws a javelin during a visit to the Outward Bound Sea School, in Wales, watched by some of the boys. (Leslie Priest/Associated Press)
In this April 25, 1959 file photo, Britain's Prince Philip mans the tiller of the star class sailboat Gem IV, with Durward Knowles, right, as crew. After following the race Prince Philip made the cup presentation of the King's cup at the Nassau Yacht Club in Maryland. (Harold Valentine/Associated Press)
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, playing polo at Windsor Park, U.K., July, 28 1967. (Daily Express/Getty Images)

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