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Here I am in the pool capturing the diving event. All in all Rio was a mixed bag of experiences, some good and some bad, but always a surprise or challenge around the corner. Getting...

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Harry How/Getty Images Dana Ellis of Canada competes in the Women’s Pole Vault final during at the Joao Havelange Stadium on July 23, 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On one of my many taxi...

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The Best and Worst of Rio de Janeiro

July 31, 2007 | 3 Comments

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images A diver practices for the men’s 10 meter platform diving competition at the Aquatic Center on July 26, 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Best drink: Caiparinha Worst drink: Too many caiparinhas...

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Denis Lacerda, Harry and Streeter Lecka stop for a beer with the locals in Copacabana. (Photo by Rebecca Butala) I was warned by my Brazilian neighbors at home that Rio is very dangerous and was...

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Here I am up in the rafters at the gymnastics venue which I ended up not liking. Photo by: a photo marshall, Andre Lobo Word spreads quickly amongst our photographers. Some venues have the potential...

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Man vs. Wild: From the Jungle to the Ocean

July 19, 2007 | 1 Comments

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Jaqueline Mourao of Brazil competes in the women’s cross country mountain bike final at Outeiro Hill on July 14, 2007 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I cannot watch any TV while I...

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Getting to the Venue

July 19, 2007 | 1 Comments

Harry How/Getty Images Here I am setting up one of the remote cameras. I was greeted by no other person than the “20 minute lady” at the media bus stop, as I rolled my 60lb...

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Let the Games Begin!

July 19, 2007 | 1 Comments

  Donald Miralle/Getty Images I still had that “uncooked” feeling this morning when the alarm went off at 6 AM. But today was day one of the greatest multi-sport event in the Americas – the...

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Hurry Up and Wait

July 19, 2007 | 3 Comments

Streeter and me on the field before the Ceremony began. Streeter in his garage-man suit and Harry had to wear all black. “20 minutes” – that is how long transportation said we had to wait...

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In Rio and Ready to Shoot

July 19, 2007 | 1 Comments

Donald Miralle/Getty Images Here I am waiting for the official fun to start. Well, it’s official! I’m here – Rio that is, the only bad thing is that I don’t have any of my clothes....

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The Opening Ceremony

July 19, 2007 | 1 Comments

Here I am before the ceremony begins. After a mind-numbing 5 hour flight from San Diego to NY, a 6 hour layover in JFK, a 10 hour flight to Sao Poalo, and a 24 hour...

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Opening Ceremonies

July 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

So the Games began! I am writing to you from a small French Cafe in Copacabana Beach. Yesterday was day one and I nearly froze to death sitting in the main press center. I will...

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Covering the Pan American Games

July 18, 2007 | 2 Comments

Sunset at Chicago O’Hare Airport (Picture by Rebecca Butala) I will be the editor on site for the next 16 days and will have 4 staff photographers — Donald Miralle, Harry How, Jeff Gross and...

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