As always, every accredited photographer at the Olympics is issued a vest with his or her own number. This year one of the thousands of vests, issued by Kodak, was held behind the counter. The 0444 vest was not issued based on the Chinese superstition of the unlucky number 4. Apparently the Chinese pronunciation of the number is a homonym also meaning death.
I was issued vest number 1444 and I’m still feeling lucky and relatively healthy.