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Oct 7, 2014
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Remote Dangers

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Incheon, South Korea

By Rob Dawson

To receive messages saying, “Police detained me” and “Running a bit late. Broke my nose,” is not something I expected when editing the Asian Games. With some 10,000 athletes taking part in the 16-day multi-sport competition it was always going to be a challenge to cover such a sporting spectacular, but this was out of the ordinary.

As a picture editor, I was based in the Main Press Centre, sitting alongside colleagues from text and TV. I was often the central point of contact for the six photographers covering the event alongside my main responsibility for picture editing.

Feb 5, 2013
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50,000 images, 250 matches, 2 weeks, 1 champion

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Melbourne, Australia

By Rob Dawson

Yummy, Fried Egg and Scrambled Eggs

Now that your appetites are whet I am going to disappoint you. This isn’t a blog about food.

Growing up in Melbourne you might think tennis was a big part of my life, with the first slam of the year being held every year in the city, but I don’t come from that Melbourne. I grew up in a small market town in Derbyshire in Britain. My experience of tennis growing up involved playing on this court and ones similar. Luckily the poorly maintained surface and nets did not quell my enthusiasm for the sport. I would often rush home from school so I could watch Wimbledon on the television while eating home picked strawberries and cream.