An aerial view of Usain Bolt of Jamaica as he shatters the world record during the men's 100m final at National Stadium at the Beijing Summer Olympic Games.
Men's 100m Final, August 16, 2008 Beijing, China

An aerial view of Usain Bolt of Jamaica as he shatters the world record during the men's 100m final at National Stadium at the Beijing Summer Olympic Games. 

Mens 100 Final in Beijing, China

As a staff photographer for Sports Illustrated Magazine, the opportunity to photogragh sporting events brings me to many places for many great moments performed by superior athletes. 

Photographing Olympic competition is like no other moment in sports. In 2008, the staff at Sports Illustrated made some of the most memorable pictures while in Beijing, China. I had the opportunity not only to experience taste of an ancient culture in a place a world away, but also to make many memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.  

Usain Bolt of Jamacia shattered the world record in the Men;s 100 final enroute to a spectacular Olympic performance. My position above Olympic Stadium also known as the Bird's Nest, offered unique perspective Bolt's domination. 

Bio

Bob Rosato
Bob Rosato, photo by Kevin Liles

Bob Rosato is a professional sports photojournalist and a former staff & contributing photographer at Sports Illustrated magazine for the past 19 years. Currently, Bob now serves as the Chief Operating Officer of USA TODAY Sports Images and the lead of photo operations of the USA TODAY Sports Media Group. 

Prior to joining the SI staff, he was a major contributor to NFL Creative Services and NFL Properties, MLB Photo Services, and numerous editorial and media clients as well as a highly successful freelance career for nearly 16 years. 

For over 29 years, he has photographed virtually every major sporting event in the US and in other countries. 

Bob has been a guest speaker for many organizations including the Sports Photography Workshop, Eastman Kodak, Nikon Professional Services, American Society of Media Photographers (local chapters), Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar and a member of the former Microsoft Icons of Imaging Program. 

His pictures have been recognized with numerous awards inlcuding National Headliner Awards, Missouri School of Journalism (POY), Pro Football Hall of Fame, National Press Photographers, and Photo District News. He has over 80 SI covers and coutless national magazine covers throughout his career. 

 

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