Reading an entry by Richard Lautens, you will note that they mention that only 10 photographers from Canada were invited to the opening ceremonies. That’s quite a small number! In fact, from what he says, only 500 tickets were given out to photographers and there are over 1,200 accredited photographers in China hoping to shoot the Olympics. So more than half weren’t able to even attend the opening ceremony.
Perhaps it’s just me, but these photo blogs are really fun! (By the way, the obligatory gear post is here!)