So just a couple of hours before the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, I’m posting my own modest Olympic contribution - a couple of images of Mamadou Soumare, from the Malian Olympic Swimming Team. Despite the current political situation in Mali, Mamadou made it to London with his colleague Fatoumata Samessekou from the Women’s Team and their coach Ian Lyons. They’re here with four other Malian sportsmen and women competing in Judo, Taekwendo and Athletics (800m).
I took these images at the end of last year on location in Bamako, as part of a photographic project to help the Malian National Swimming Team’s PR and fund-raising campaign.
Go guys - thinking of you, and have a great Olympic experience!