Category: Sotchi

Sochi Olympics, Day 16: The lost Skis…

Sochi Olympics, Day 16: The lost Skis…

Two days ago, right after the pair sprint where Sami Jauho­järvi (a.k.a. Musti) and Iivo Niskanen got the gold medal, I was approached by a volunteer in the photo center. “Do you know if these skis belong to any of your athletes?” he asked. Well, trad. skis, 201cm and of the brand One Way… even I did know …

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Sochi Olympics, Day 12: Respect, Noriaki-san

Sochi Olympics, Day 12: Respect, Noriaki-san

Feb. 17th, 2014 On Saturday to end a long day I went to see the large hill compe­tition. Did not expect that much from it — and besides I felt I had gotten a decent picture of Janne Ahonen earlier — but just in case Anssi Koivu­ranta would do something I decided to go. The working condi­tions are really hard over …

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Sochi Olympics, Day 1

Sochi Olympics, Day 1

Feb 6th, 2014 The Sochi 2014 opening ceremony just started and I am watching it on TV. No, I did not go to the ceremony, it would have meant probably c. 10 hours including all the travelling, waiting and actual ceremony included. Yesterday was a total killer and I preferred to take it easy today. Funny, working seven hours …

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Look, I have a Life!

Look, I have a Life!

The other day I was shooting (along c. 200 other photo­graphers) when Usain Bolt — yet again — won the WC in 100m in Moscow. And then did his compulsory round around the stadium. Something caught my eye. Right on the track there was this young kid taking pictures of himself with Bolt on the background. Watching …

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