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From mid July until the Closing Ceremony on August 12, the office was a hive of activity, filled with people from 12 Getty Images’ offices across the globe....

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Getty Images Senior Manager, Events Gerard McGovern remembers how he felt seven years ago when the announcement for London 2012 was made -- and what he's looking forward to now....

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Robotic cameras, 3D, 360... We're thrilled to talk about the innovative technology we'll be using to cover the Summer Olympics....

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Getty Images Senior Events Manager Gerard McGovern begins the countdown with 100 days until the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony. ...

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One year to go …

July 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

The countdown to the biggest event we have covered at Getty Images has begun. See you in London!...

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A world without Twitter? I’m in heaven!

July 19, 2011 | 2 Comments

Quinn Rooney/Getty Images Despite being a youthful 31 years old, I’m not on Twitter. I understand that millions of people across the world like to share what they had for breakfast and what colour their...

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6 euros. Or more than the world’s average daily wage. That’s how much a Coke Zero costs in a cafe near the Palace in Monaco. I’m getting my excuses for the high expenses claims in...

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The Royal Wedding; not so important right now

April 28, 2011 | 3 Comments

My life for the past six months has been predominately spent planning our coverage of the Royal Wedding. Without doubt it will be the biggest event we cover this year and hopefully our talented team...

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Putting everything into perspective

July 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

I’ve just returned from Turnberry, Scotland which is hosting this year’s Open Golf Championship. Sadly despite the glorious photo above the weather was mostly atrocious and the accommodation was, how can I put this diplomatically, interesting....

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Bonjour from Cannes!

May 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

Hello from the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. With many others I am a festival virgin, which if you say in certain parts of the city will get you some very strange looks. The doom and...

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You will never walk alone

April 17, 2009 | 1 Comments

The Liverpool Kop End sing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ during the Hillsborough memorial at Anfield on April 15, 2009, Liverpool, England (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough...

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What on earth do they all do?

August 10, 2008 | 0 Comments

When you send out to Beijing the largest Olympic team in our history, you need to do a bit of work behind the scenes to make sure they can all do their jobs. And that’s...

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It was the night before Christmas

August 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

Feng Li – Getty Images Sport This is it. The entire Getty Images team is nearly at Day 0; the day of the opening ceremony. For the last week we’ve been shooting previews, getting to...

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Pre-Grammys: This Is How We Do It

February 10, 2008 | 0 Comments

It’s not just about the photographers. Sure, they capture those moments in time that will, hopefully, live for generations but in today’s fast-paced world you need more than just a talented photographer. The ethos behind...

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