Olympians go from pandemic training at home to the Tokyo stage


Reuters, 2021


Athletes around the world, forced to improvise their training at home during the pandemic, realize their Olympic dreams in Tokyo.


This was one of my favourite editorial concepts from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and a great example of knowing the file and playing the long game. I had spent the early months of the pandemic compiling these cute, heartwarming features of athletes training with makeshift equipment or in cramped quarters to prepare for the Olympics, which was delayed by a year. When the Games finally kicked off, I was able to juxtapose the athletes in training with their moments of glory. See the full slideshow.


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