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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A blind teenager, living with vision

A blind teenager, living with vision, 2014

Precious Perez, 16, walks to her high school, takes voice lessons, plays goalball, tweets and follows friends on Facebook – and she has been blind since birth. Reuters photographer Brian Snyder visits her in Chelsea, Massachusetts and reveals a young woman with a confident vision of who she wants to be. Editing by Canice Leung.

Reuters Pictures of the Year

Reuters Pictures of the Year video, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic reshaped our world, the Black Lives Matter movement demanded racial justice and Biden and Trump battled for the American presidency.