Rio 2016 diaries
Everyday was so excited before the Final Basketball game of the Olympics in Rio 2016. It was not like any other game I ever covered. 3 to 4 hours before the start of the game, All 3 rows of photographers benches were already full… All photographers were in place as the game is about to begin in few minutes.The first line in photographers area was the only reserved one, by us (FIBA), Getty images, Reuters, NBA and a few more. The 2nd and 3rd line were first in first served so the earlier a photographer appeared the better his position would be.
Photographers in place, doing test shots, checking internet lines and cables, checking and fastening anti-theft cables for their equipment and laptops, and now it was time to relax a bit , talking to other fellows about the game, about the atmosphere and then getting ready for the real game to begin. The game everyone was waiting for, the game every Basketball fans wanted to see… and… it was my first Olympics Basketball final to cover