Archive for October, 2009
Howard Schatz is one of the most well-known sports photographers in the world. He has photographer almost every major sport and athlete and his pictures can be seen regularly in Sports Illustrated, ESPN Magazine and tons of other publications. (He last photographed fencing back in 2000 when he did some stuff with Cliff Bayer for the Olympics in Australia)
Jason Rogers and I had the wonderful opportunity to do a photo shoot with Howard this week. Our managers at Wilhelmina Models, Topher Despres, Stacy Fuller and Rachel Strayer all deserve huge kudos for setting this up for us!
Here is a sneak preview of the kind of stuff we did with him. Let me know what you think!
There was one mishap during the shoot, Jason hit me in the face with a saber by accident when we were doing some stuff together without masks (Good lessons for kids, even Olympians screw up!)…
The anger you see in my face in this picture is pretty authentic! lol
This is a MUST SEE for all fencers!!!
Plus, this is a great introduction to our sport for non-fencers! Terrific piece.
Tim (that’s me) wearing a band aid on his nose…
A) its one of those breath right thingys athletes wear and he’s trying it out
B) Jason Rogers hit him (me) in the face with a saber accidentally during a photo shoot and its covering a cut
C) Its the newest style in nyc
Your guess? (Answer coming soon!)
The Olympic torch is once again lit, starting as it always does in Athens, and is now making its way around the world!
Only 109 days until winter games opening ceremonies! (I can’t believe another Olympics is almost here!)
In NYC, on November 4th will be a massive celebration for 100 days until Vancouver! The US Olympic Committee has planned things with winter athletes flying into town to begin a big promotion push!
On a very exciting note, I will be blogging from ALL OF THE EVENTS! Stay tuned here for more information, but I’m going to be helping promote the winter games across my hometown…
Should be fun and exciting to meet the winter athletes on their Olympic Journeys!
Thanks to Julia Mouk for pointing this out to me!
This isn’t the first time The Onion has used fencing…
New Fencing Suit May Give Competitors an unfair Advantage
The First broadcast has happened! An important step for US Fencing!
The two shows will air Saturday and Sunday (OCT 17 and 18) at 7pm Eastern on Universal Sports on channel 162 in NYC or 604 on DirectTV. You can find local channels on universalsports.com. Women’s Sabre and Men’s Sabre (indiv and team will be shown). Feel free to pass the word along.
One of the great stories of the past two Olympic Games, brother and sister fencer’s Keeth and Erinn Smart, will be told this weekend on ShowTime at 7pm. (Check your local listings)
Spread the word!
Craig Harkins of www.fencing.net has a great write up on the story of how this came to be and almost didn’t! (http://www.fencing.net/news/us-fencing/keeth-and-erinn-smart-%11-the-story-almost-not-told.html)
Keeth and Erinn Smart – The Story Almost Not Told
In 2008, the film crew for Bud Greenspan Presents: America’s Olympic Glory, was in Beijing at the fencing venue, this time hoping to capture a story of redemption for Sada Jacobson as she tried to move from Athens Bronze to Beijing Gold. (READ MORE)
What they ended up with was a story of redemption and hope, but from a somewhat unexpected corner.
A creative way to finance an Olympic dream…
WELLINGTON (Reuters) – The New Zealand Olympic Committee has threatened to sue a local taekwondo athlete who plans to finance his 2012 London Games bid with the proceeds from a brothel.
Logan Campbell, whose participation in the Beijing Olympics last year cost him NZ$150,000 ($110,600) — most of which came from his parents — opened a brothel with a friend in Auckland earlier this year.
Campbell went public with the scheme in July and the 23-year-old said he hoped to raise NZ$300,000 to alleviate any financial burden on his parents and to have more time to concentrate on training.
After remaining silent on the issue for three months, the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC) had written a letter to Campbell demanding he cease linking the Olympics to his business or face legal action, the athlete told New Zealand television Wednesday.
“Based on the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect, we would place your actions as totally inconsistent with these values,” TV3 network quoted an excerpt of the letter, signed by NZOC secretary-general Barry Maister, as saying.
“Your open solicitation of ‘clients’ for your ‘business’ while using the Olympic or Olympian connection must cease immediately, or the NZOC will be forced to consider taking legal action against you.”
Campbell, who finished outside the medals in the featherweight division at Beijing, defended his business and fundraising efforts.
Owning and running brothels is legal in New Zealand, where laws governing prostitution are relatively liberal by world standards.
“At the end of the day, I feel like I’m not exploiting anyone because no one has to be here, we are not forcing anyone to be here. They are here of their own free will,” he told the network.
Campbell was now threatening legal action of his own, TV3 added
This picture is a little scary! (Nice abs)
What do you think?