from Photographers' Blog:

Swimming in a sea of pictures

August 1, 2011

Several weeks back I was told I would be having a serious case of the blues for a fortnight - processing pictures of the swimmers, divers and water polo players competing in the FINA World Championships in Shanghai. Pictures from the event would be edited by China chief photographer Petar Kujundzic and sent to me and my colleagues Karishma Singh and Allison Ching in Singapore to process and transmit to clients.

Thorpe risks reputation by jumping back in the pool

February 3, 2011

USA/Ian Thorpe’s decision to make a return to competitive swimming has already raised the prospect of a mouthwatering clash with Michael Phelps at the 2012 London Olympics, but at the possible risk of damaging his reputation.

Does athletics still rule the Olympics?

April 30, 2010

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Dash or splash? Which is the number one Olympic sport?

Athletics has massive crowds and Usain “Lightning” Bolt torching world records while swimming boasts Michael Phelps ripping off another bundle of world and Olympic records.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Winter Games podcast — day seven

February 20, 2010

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Our latest podcast from downtown Vancouver focuses on the little differences between cultures, the giant war of words between the figure skaters and the surprise visit of the multi-medal winning Michael Phelps.

Sportswrap: redemption special

November 13, 2009

Click on the video above for our latest look at the week’s sporting highlights, including an interview with Andre Agassi (in full Edith Piaf mode), the thoughts of Michael Phelps on his trial by textile and the almighty scrap for the last nine World Cup places.

I just swam the world championship pool

July 30, 2009

In the midst of a deluge of world records at the world swimming championships, I was close to breaking the mark for the slowest ever time.

*These swimming world records are different

July 28, 2009

There were 11 world records in the first two days of the Rome world swimming championships and there are bound to be a bucketful more.

G-strings, the bare-faced solution to swimming’s problems

June 4, 2009

With the row over space-age bodysuits threatening to engulf swimming, it was only a matter of time before a top athlete lent his voice to calls for a radical, no-nonsense solution.

Greeting scandals with a shrug

February 9, 2009

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Word that New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez had taken steroids in 2003 made the headlines across the United States. It widened our eyes but did nothing to our hearts.