Category: Skiing

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. For numerous …

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Sochi Olympics, Day 16: The lost Skis…

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 I did know …

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Sochi Olympics, Day 15: Your Typical Day

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 might be interesting …

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

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 is one of my …

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Talking of Sports Images…

Talking of Sports Images…

One of my favorite images from these games. The three ladies above everyone else: Björgen, Johaug and Kowalczyk. Slowly packing my stuff here in Val di Fiemme, heading homewards tomorrow. Next month will be very much teaching oriented: first teaching sports photo­graphy Thursday thru Sunday and then video and multi­media intensive in Lahti (joint project with LAMK

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Postcards from Italy

Postcards from Italy

The daily routine is the same. In the morning there is typically an info, then around noon a compe­tition, in the evening some skijumping or a medal ceremony (not too many of those so far…). One never sends postcards these days… at least I don’t. And still haunted by the Koci Hernandez piece I referred to earlier in this …

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Val di Fiemme 2013

Val di Fiemme 2013

(Click here or the image above to enter the multi­media) Back on the road. A quick pitstop back home after Nove Mesto and then off to Italy for couple of weeks to cover the WC of XC-skiing. Looking forward to it — as beautiful mountains all around me probably allow some skiing myself… :-) But anyway: Team …

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Playing with Snapseed

Playing with Snapseed

I’ve never used Instagram. I know I should have… but just never got to do it. The closest I’ve ever got is a program called Snapseed, which produces (I think) quite similar results. I started using it in the summer when kayaking and sailing when I did not always have a laptop with me. Besides, I spend so much time infront of …

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Two Hills Tournament…

Two Hills Tournament…

As you might know, it is called Four Hills Tournament (Vierschanzen­tournee)… but to me it became only two. Finland has been doing a record low — yesterday three out of four jumpers left for Finland because of their poor perfor­mance. Kind of discou­raging… and not much to do as a photo­grapher for the rest of the tour. …

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