Taking shots during a recent Typhoon in Shanghai, China was all but fun. However, the location was awesome....2007 FIFA Women's World Cup Soccer. The lighting wasn't too bad, but the conditions were awful. I usually take my 28-200mm f3.5-5.6 Canon lens when I travel for simplicity. Not the best lens for action shots, but better than no shots at all.
You can see all of the shots on my web site.