The Pinnacle of Sport: Chapter Two

The Pinnacle of Sport: Chapter Two

Less than a week in to my South Korea trip, here is what’s been going on:

One 15-hour flight to Seoul, South Korea.

One two-hour block gathering all of our jet lagged NBC crew together in the midst of large Korean crowds upon arrival.

One three-hour bus ride from Incheon International Aiport to the site of the Winter Olympics — PyeongChang in Gangwon Province.

This was the itinerary set in place to reach PyeongChang 2018 from Washington, D.C.

The quick turnaround starting work the morning after arrival was worth it.

It’s not exactly beach weather on this side of the world, but these views still lured us on in:

PyeongChang is on the very edge of South Korea’s east coast, about two hours from Seoul by train (Seoul hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics).

Far, far away from the coastal area is the Alpensia Resort looking down over the entire town and beyond.

On our way up to the top of the mountain, we stopped by a beautiful part of town right outside of PyeongChang’s Olympic Stadium.

Korean workers were sculpting these massive blocks of snow while on top of a frozen river that runs right through the middle of town.

I’m hearing that the finished product is expected to be breathtaking and magical, but here’s how it looked during prep:

One of the unique things about the Olympics is the fact that every representing country has a ‘house’ for athletes to gather in and hangout throughout the Games.

Check out the Swiss wooden house:

I had to stop for a photo of this beautiful resort near Alpensia:

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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…