Sochi Olympics, Day 18: Wrapping Up for the iPad

Sochi Olympics, Day 18: Wrapping Up for the iPad

Feb. 23rd, 2014 I started writing my blog from Sochi when opening ceremony was going on in Adler. There is some symmetry in the fact that I am writing this last chapter (from here) as the fireworks light the sky during the closing ceremonies. This was my seventh Olympics and I simply love doing them. […]

Sochi Olympics, Day 16: The lost Skis…

Posted on Feb 21, 2014 in 8-15mm/4, Olympics, Photography, Skiing, Sotchi | One Comment
Sochi Olympics, Day 16: The lost Skis…

Two days ago, right after the pair sprint where Sami Jauhojärvi (a.k.a. Musti) and Iivo Niskanen got the gold medal, I was approached by a volunteer in the photo center. “Do you know if these skis belong to any of your athletes?” he asked. Well, trad. skis, 201cm and of the brand One Way… even […]

Sochi Olympics, Day 15: Your Typical Day

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 in 400mm, Equipment, Olympics, Photography, Skiing, Sochi | One Comment
Sochi Olympics, Day 15: Your Typical Day

Feb. 20th, 2014 I had planned to write something yesterday, but understandably, I was kinda busy as Finland won first silver in women’s pair sprint and and half an hour later our men won the gold medal. To me however, it was like the majority of my working days over here.  And I thought it […]

Sochi Olympics, Day 12: Respect, Noriaki-san

Posted on Feb 17, 2014 in Olympics, Photography, Russia, Ski jumping, Sochi, Sotchi | No Comments
Sochi Olympics, Day 12: Respect, Noriaki-san

Feb. 17th, 2014 On Saturday to end a long day I went to see the large hill competition. Did not expect that much from it – and besides I felt I had gotten a decent picture of Janne Ahonen earlier – but just in case Anssi Koivuranta would do something I decided to go. The […]

Sochi Olympics, Day 10: Broken Dreams and Stories to Remember

Posted on Feb 15, 2014 in Biathlon, Olympics, Photography, Russia, Sochi | 2 Comments
Sochi Olympics, Day 10: Broken Dreams and Stories to Remember

Feb. 15th, 2014 If the other day I wrote about Aino-Kaisa Saarinen’s missing the medal by two secs, yesterday was even worse for Finland. First we had Iivo Niskanen. Guy nobody raved about before the games and suddenly he is leading the 15km race. He got to sit on the seat reserved for the leader […]

Sochi Olympics, Day 9: If You Can’t Win, then at least Look Good…

Posted on Feb 14, 2014 in Olympics, Photography, Skiing | 2 Comments
Sochi Olympics, Day 9: If You Can’t Win, then at least Look Good…

Feb. 14th, 2014 On my way to cover the men’s 15km traditional race in couple of hours. Finland has like less than 1% chance for a medal imho… Matti Heikkinen is the strongest candidate, but he has been sick for  quite a while now, so personally I don’t think he can make it. Sami Jauhojärvi […]

Sochi Olympics, Day 5: Emotions and Aesthetics

Sochi Olympics, Day 5: Emotions and Aesthetics

Feb. 10th, 2014 Writing the headline I am losing count on the days… But been here a week now and I think I will be falling into  this routine of posting every second day. At least I try to do it, we’ll see what happens. I have covered  Xcountry, ski jumping and biathlon so far. […]

Sochi Olympics, Day 3: Janne Ahonen – again

Posted on Feb 9, 2014 in Olympics, Photography, Russia, Sochi | One Comment
Sochi Olympics, Day 3: Janne Ahonen – again

Feb 8th, 2014. I must have written same kind of post from the Vancouver Olympics – actually I do remember writing something on this. But what can you do? This is the fourth Olympics I am shooting… no I correct myself: it is the fourth time I have the honor of photographing a living legend, […]

Sochi Olympics, Day 1

Sochi Olympics, Day 1

Feb 6th, 2014 The Sochi 2014 opening ceremony just started and I am watching it on TV. No, I did not go to the ceremony, it would have meant probably c. 10 hours including all the travelling, waiting and actual ceremony included. Yesterday was a total killer and I preferred to take it easy today. […]