My Interview with Team USA Snowboarder Chloe Kim

My Interview with Team USA Snowboarder Chloe Kim

17-year-old snowboarding sensation Chloe Kim was just 13 years old when she was deemed talented enough to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Her young age, however, was the ultimate deciding factor which left her watching the Games from the couch.

Four years and a boat load of X Games success later, Kim is set to now make her Olympic debut in the country where her parents grew up.

We touched on topics such as her Korean-American heritage, Shaun White Comparisons, how she’s feeling about her debut and much more.

I hope you enjoy my interview with Team USA snowboarder, Chloe Kim:

I leave for South Korea 1/27 and return 2/28.

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16 days, 10 hours, 10 minutes to the start of the Winter Olympics….

My Interview with Team USA’s Garrett Roe

My Interview with Team USA’s Garrett Roe

Garrett Roe is set to represent Team USA in men’s ice hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

He called in to NBC Sports Washington’s podcast studios to talk to me about what this accomplishment means.

Check out our conversation here:

I leave for South Korea 1/27 and return 2/28.

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17 days, 8 hours, 43 minutes to the start of the Winter Olympics…

My interview with Team USA’s Thomas Hong

My interview with Team USA’s Thomas Hong

Imagine returning to your home country for a global sporting event that YOU were skilled enough to qualify for. Imagine being the youngest male on your team. Imagine leaving college to pursue your DREAM.

This is 20-year-old Thomas Hong’s reality.

The South Korean native, who moved to Maryland at a young age, is set to represent the USA in next month’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

He was kind enough to call in to our NBC Sports Washington podcast studios just days after qualifying in Utah.

Check it out here:

I leave for South Korea 1/27 and return 2/28.

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23 days, 7 hours, 33 minutes to the start of the Winter Olympics…

My interview with Team USA’s Elana Meyers-Taylor

My interview with Team USA’s Elana Meyers-Taylor

Just days before qualifying for her third Winter Olympics in bobsledding, Elana Meyers-Taylor called in to our NBC Sports Washington podcast studios to chat with me.

Check out the full interview here:

 

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23 days, 9 hours, 27 minutes to the start of the Winter Olympics…

Washington-area Olympians at PyeongChang 2018

Washington-area Olympians at PyeongChang 2018

We are now one month exactly from the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

I have been busy in the lab prepping for Feb. 8-23 — the pinnacle of sport.

My Production Assistant/Digital Content role at NBC Sports Washington has morphed into one that is devoted to covering Washington-area (D.C., Maryland & Virginia) Olympians who are set to represent the United States next month.

Here are some names to remember:

  1. Thomas Hong
  • Born in Seoul, South Korea — moved to Laurel, Maryland at four years old
  • Qualified for Team USA in speedskating at the December Olympic Team Trials in Utah
  • Attended University of Maryland before leaving school to train full-time

2. Elana Meyers-Taylor

  • Attended George Washington University where she played softball
  • Two-time Olympic medalist in bobsledding (Vancouver 2010, bronze; Sochi 2014, silver)
  • Married to US national team fellow bobsledder, Nic Taylor

3. Maame Biney

  • Born in Ghana, Africa — moved to Rockville, Maryland at five years old
  • First African American woman to qualify for an Olympic speedskating team
  • Aspiring chemical engineer
  • 17 years old

4. Garrett Roe

  • Born in Vienna, Virginia
  • Professional ice hockey left winger for EV Zug of the National League (NL)
  • Drafted 183rd overall by the LA Kings in ’08 NHL Entry Draft
  • Made Team USA’s hockey roster for PyeongChang 2018

 

These are just a few of the Olympians I’m following closely as we approach the Winter Olympics.

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