In the coming weeks, Star Photographers Richard Lautens, Steve Russell and Lucas Oleniuk will be covering the Olympic Games. The best athlete and event photos of the day can be seen in both the Toronto Star newspaper and at thestar.com, but the behind-the-scenes grind of producing these photos will be found here.
It will be a lighthearted look at what it takes to cover the Games and a look at some of the adventures found along the way. Sixteen-hour days of carrying 15kgs of equipment on crowded buses only to go through the equivalent of airport security 10 times a day while trying to occasionally eat and finally get into a position to take a photograph can make for some interesting tales.
Starting Aug. 5th, check back daily for the latest behind the scenes stories and photographs.