Steve Russell - Staff Photographer - @RussellPhotos
Well,..., I travelled a lot more than to cover a soccer game.
After I got word that a game was scheduled in Coventry at 3pm the day I was to arrive in London, I wanted to cover it.
It was a challenge, I made my way from Downtown Toronto at 2:30 p.m. to the airport to catch a flight was to arrive at 7 a.m. London Time. After landing I had to make my way to Paddington Station, to my hotel and then to the Olympic Park.
At the Olympic park I had to finish my accreditation process getting the required photo vest, getting a locker and certifying my radio remotes.
Thankfully the time of the match was 5 pm, I needed those two hours.
I had to get to Coventry, a process that took me two rapid transit trips with a 15 minute walk and a train trip that was lengthened and required a transfer after a fatality occurred on the route.
Arrival in Coventry meant another 25 minutes in a bus and a 20 minute walk to the media entrance at the pitch.
I made it, just after the original game time, sweaty, tired and with just one hour of sleep in the prior 36 hours.
Here are some pictures from my journey and pictures from the game I travelled 25 hours to cover!
And as a bonus, the unvwiling of my Olympic feature, the Steve Russell Clicker Ticker!