Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Tokyo - Here I come!

After a year and a half of postponements and uncertainty in regards to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the day has come. I received my Olympic credentials to cover the Games, which start exactly one month from today.

I am really excited to cover my seventh Olympics and to share the experience with all of you. This Olympics is going to be very different from any in the past (and hopefully any in the future). With this in mind, my goal is to not only share images of the athletes and games, but also behind the scenes. Nobody knows what it will be like to be in Tokyo covering the Olympics during this pandemic. I look forward to sharing the challenges, the differences, and hopefully the successes with you all. 

As in many previous Summer Olympics, I will be covering all the water polo games for the men and women of Team USA as well as many other sports. 

Now that I know that this is a "GO", there is a lot of preparation to be done. I need to start thinking about the packing process and determine the camera equipment that I will take this time around, Will I use the Canon 1DX MKIII or shoot all mirrorless? Will I rely heavily on the Canon 200-400mm lens or use some of the newer lenses instead? Since Canon USA will not be present at these Games, will I have to bring all the gear with me this time? Lots to work out in the next 3 1/2 weeks.

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For all of you who have been hoping for another Olympic adventure, I am super excited to have you join me this time around.

Oh - one more thing... I know that many of you are thinking (and have posted in the past) that I don't look very happy in my credential photo. Just like a passport, we are not allowed to smile in these photos. But trust me, my smile is bigger than would fit on that piece of paper. 😀


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Jeff said...


Good luck. I am so looking forward to your amazing images. Your efforts bring the Olympics home in a very special way! Stay well and have some fun!

David McKellar said...

Looking forward to seeing your pictures. Good luck and stay safe!

David McKellar said...

Looking forward to seeing your pictures. Good luck and stay safe!

Kevin Miller said...

Congratulations!looking forward to seeing your work

California Pete said...

Can’t wait to read your fabulous Olympic blog posts.