I took this picture when I was 18 years old.  It was my first trip to Europe, and I was backpacking alone across Spain.After running out of money, I hitchhiked to Barcelona and landed a job working for NBC Sports at the Olympics. Because I spoke Spanish, I received a Press Pass that granted me exclusive access to the front row seats at every event.During this job I was able to photograph many historic moments with athletes from around the world, including the gold medal interview with Dream Team celebrities Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson. But this picture of the diving competition is still my favorite because it best captures the feeling of the Olympic Games and the beauty of Barcelona. And I had a blast that day pretending to be a reporter while I sat in the sun in the best seats drinking unlimited free beer.  It was a moment in paradise.
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