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Olympic Dreams


By Lucy Nicholson

Sweaty burly men in photographers’ vests that haven’t been washed for days. Packed together, jostling for position. Tempers flaring in many tongues, monopods and lenses bumping against bodies – photographing Olympic athletes can be less than glamorous.

REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

It’s an enviable front row seat to the largest sporting spectacle on earth, but there’s not much opportunity for photographers to chat to athletes, or to find many unique shooting vantage points.

Apr 13, 2012
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      "I'm based in Los Angeles, and cover news, sport, & feature assignments. I was born in London, and was previously based in Northern Ireland, Chile, and Mexico City. You can view my portfolio at, and my blog at My multimedia video 'Homegirl cafe' was a 2011 Webby Awards honoree for Documentary: Individual Episode Twitter: lucy_nicholson"
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