|Red Grandy at the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo|
Photojournalist Red Grandy:
Covering the Sarajevo Olympics for Stars & Stripes
Red crashes the Iron Curtain (5:19 Real)
Grandy's newspaper, Stars and Stripes, was often caught in a bind
when it came to getting full press credentials for its reporters and photographers.
The U.S. considered Stars and Stripes a European newspaper, but
Europeans considered it an American publicationand often no one
would grant credentials. That left Red Grandy on his own more than once.
The 1984 Olympics in Sarajevothen behind the Iron Curtainwas
one of those times. He had no press credentials, and no pass to get into
Yugoslavia, but a story is a story, so Red packed a car with all his gear,
and headed for the Austrian border with Yugoslavia, at Graz, where he
spent a nervous night planning his way in. He did make it to Sarajevo,
and he did get credentials, but it wasn't easy.