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Dispatches from Sochi: One-Man-Band ::..
| Mar 01, 2014 | In another age they might have been called a “lone gunman” or a “band of gypsies.” Every Olympics has them, photographers from newspapers covering the biggest sports event on the planet…working alone, covering their hometown athlete ...

Dispatches from Sochi: Long Track Speed Skating ::..
| Feb 18, 2014 | It’s the biggest sports event of the year. But most of the actual sports at the Winter Olympics are off most people’s radar until just before the opening ceremony. Save for the "glamour" sports - women’s figure skating, the downh ...

Dispatches from Sochi: All About Teamwork ::..
| Feb 15, 2014 | After six straight days of long track speed skating here in Sochi, Russia, I had the opportunity to cover an evening of figure skating. Obviously there are many events at the Winter Olympics, but "figs" as the veteran photographers ...

Dispatches from Sochi: Home Sweet Home? ::..
| Feb 13, 2014 | A lot has been made in the blogisphere as well as the mainstream media about the living conditions that the early-arrivers encountered. From the (in)famous double toilets to lack of shower curtains to undesirable meals to brown wate ...

Dispatches from Sochi: Leaving On A Jet Plane ::..
| Feb 11, 2014 | (The first in periodic reports from the Sochi Winter Olympics) Whoever said, "Getting there is half the fun" never had to sit in an aging Aeroflot AirBus 330 for 13 hours. The only saving grace to my bunched up knees an ...

Thinking or OVER THINKING: packing for that 'Big Assignment' ::..
| Feb 06, 2014 | Every athlete has a goal. And getting ready for covering the Sochi Winter Olympics I came up with my own goal: Get there with just three checked bags. You would think after covering 12 Olympics I would have this packing-thing dow ...

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| Feb 03, 2014 | THE coolest sports photography event of the year returns in 2014, expanding from 4 days to 5. Sports Shooter Academy XI will be held November 5 - 9, 2014 in Southern California, featuring a faculty of some of the top photographers w ...

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Eighth time’s the charm  :: Rhona Wise
A look inside a survival group  :: Brian Blanco
ScanCafe …continued  :: Brad Shirakawa
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2 Lars Baron, Getty Images 50
3 Al Diaz, The Miami Herald 40
4 Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune 40
5 Doug Kapustin, Doug Kapustin 40
6 K.C. Alfred 40
7 Darryl Dyck, Freelance 30
8 Nick Adams, Freelance 30
9 Chris Detrick, The Salt Lake Tribune 30
10 Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin 30
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