The Olympic games will see a huge amount of photographers.
My photo vest is numbered 1659, they start at 0001.
So what we have is hundreds of photographers trying to get access to too few photo positions.
The few first few days of training at the venue give everyone a chance to access a few unique positions that will be impossible to access once competition begins.
The underwater viewing ports at the National Aquatics Center or the "Water Cube" Olympics are one of these positions.
In the pool four of these ports exist that hold two photographers each, the ports are at the ends of the pool so only four positions will be available for starts.
On competition days, the four photographers will most likely be the third or fourth photographers from the major wires. While the rest of us will have to beg, bribe, steal or all three a ticket to the event from our local Olympic Committee. There are a limited amount of photo positions for this high demand sport so each countries Olympic Organizing committee is issued tickets that they then dole out to their media.
A photographer waits patiently for the next group of synchronized swimmers to take to the pool from one of the four ports in the swimming tank. The diving tank has four ports as well but each only hold a single photographer per port.