My photo used in COVID-19 news from AP about sports venue in Thailand

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This news article from Bangkok hits at home as it used my photo

The role of sports in the COVID-19 outbreak is a discussion point, especially as all our sports competitions have been called off, including PA High School Swimming meet on Thursday, March 12, 2020. Plus, the USA Swimming's executive director has asked for a delay for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. But, the games have not yet been called off nor delayed.

Check out the by-line of this photo!

Photo from Mark Rauterkus in Philippine Inquirer

Photo from Mark Rauterkus in Philippine Inquirer from Lumpinee Boxing Stadium, a sports venue in Bangkok, Thailand

AP article from Bangkok that used Photo, part 1

Article

part 2 of article of screen grab

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Memories

Of course, that night is a fun memory, as was the entire trip. See buttons for the links to more photos.

Our group in the stands at the boxing venue

We went to the stadium with our Pittsburgh friend, James, and our traveling companions who were Pitt grad students.

Boxer in his corner

Boxer in the red corner. He stands in a big tray. Notice the spit funnel. Lots of praying occurs before, during and after the bouts -- all for good reason. And, many of the fighters are of small stature in height and weight -- but not in speed and power.

Sign outside the stadium

Lumpinee Boxing Stadium

Family on a tour

Touring some historical sights.

Four figures

If you can name them and give a clue as to personality and significance, tell all in the comments section below. 

Food samples:

Street food

Street food. Name it?

Snack bar

More food, but for an offering.

Street lamp

Shedding a light on things.

About the author 

Mark Rauterkus

Swim, SKWIM and water polo coach in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Also the webmaster for the International Swim Coaches Association and a publisher at CLOH.org, 4Rs.org, SKWIM.us and a former small-press, Sports Support Syndicate. Former free-market candidate for public office on various occasions, generally as a Libertarian.

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