Going for Gold: Sports Photographers Tweet Photos From the Tokyo Olympics

Going for Gold: Sports Photographers Tweet Photos From the Tokyo Olympics

Every few years, The Olympics marks one of the few moments in history where the entire world can come together. It’s truly an incredible moment in time and these 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo are no different. With so many images swirling around, it’s important to remember that visual storytelling plays a major role in our understanding of the iconic achievements in sports we witness at the Games. Photography provides us all, as fans and spectators of our favorite teams or athletes, with an inside look at all the action.

Whether it’s AP photographersGetty Image contributors or freelance photographers covering the Olympic Games for the first time, there are already a ton of photos from this year’s big event making their way around the Twittersphere.

As we continue to celebrate the photographers traveling the world and documenting the Tokyo Olympics, we’re highlighting some of the amazing moments we’ve seen thus far. Scroll through all of the highlights below and add your own in the comments.

Are you photographing this year’s Olympics or Paralympic Games (August 24 – September 5, 2021)? Have you seen any incredible photos on your news feed? Tag us @photoshelter and let us know!


The Tokyo Olympics continue on until August 8, and the Paralympics begin on August 24. We don’t want to miss a moment. Tag us in your photos (@photoshelter) on Twitter and Instagram so we can share!

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Jeremy is the Integrated Marketing Manager at PhotoShelter, dedicated to connecting with our creative community and sharing inspiring stories.

There are 3 comments for this article
  1. Dan Donovan at 7:31 pm

    I like that this article is all about Tweets and not Instagram posts. With Instagram’s emphasis now on competing with Tik Tok, it looks like Twitter is a viable alternative to Instagram for sharing photos.

  2. Sam Fatima at 5:04 pm

    Those are great collections and I like how some have their own style. I follow most of them and this Olympics has been the most challenging for everyone. I am glad they were able to get us those awesome and powerful images.

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