JOHANN ANDRE FORFANG OF NORWAY COMPETES IN SKI JUMPING MEN’S LARGE HILL
PHOTO BY MATTHIAS HANGST/GETTY IMAGES
Though PyeongChang and the 2018 Winter Olympics are now behind us, the unforgettable performances of its athletes will be forever remembered thanks to the incredible photographs captured during the games. Since 1988 Getty Images has been the IOC Official Partner, entrusted with the responsibility of capturing every event from every angle, and making these images available to the public almost as soon as they happen.
For PyeongChang, Getty Images deployed an all-star roster of over 80 sports photographers, photo editors, and support staff to document each of the 102 Winter Olympic sports. Well before the Games began, approximately 80 kilometers of state-of-the-art fiber optic network were laid in preparation across the Olympic venues to connect the key photo positions back to the Main Press Center. Those views from the field were transferred to consumers in under a minute — .58 seconds to be exact.
From 159,266 total images available on Getty.com from PyeongChang, Ken Mainardis, Vice President of Sports Imagery and Services at Getty Images, and Stuart Hannagan, Vice President of Editorial at Getty Images made a selection of images for STYLE of SPORT they felt most represented the scope of imagery captured during the 2018 Winter Olympics. Here they are, along with commentary about why…