This weekend in China the Games of the XXIX Olympiad will begin. For the past few weeks we have been hearing about some of the athletes from the US. These include Michael Phelps and his quest for 8 medals, Dara Torres at the age of 40 participating in the 50 meter freestyle, the US Mens Basketball team and countless others in the 35 disciplines. Each Olympics one event surprises and becomes of interest to people in the US. This was curling in 2002, who knows what it could be this year.
While we watch from home on the networks of NBC Universal , either on television on online we will be able to see the events develop and learn about some of the stories of the many athletes over two weeks. In addition to the NBC Universal coverage many other outlets will send reporters and photographers to the event. One such individual is photographer Rod Mar of the Seattle Times . Recently in his blog he listed all of the photographic equipment he will be taking to Beijing . This list of equipment may seem like overkill, but keep in mind based on the event he is photographing he may be able to set up remote cameras to capture different angles. It will be interesting to see the images he captures over the next couple of weeks and the blog entries he adds from Beijing.
Is there any event or athlete you are looking forward to in the Olympics?