Adande: Making the Olympics special

By J.A. Adande The most Olympian moment during these Winter Games actually occurred at the Daytona 500. It came when Bubba Wallace broke down in tears as he hugged his mother at the start of his post-race press conference. Wallace finished second and seemed almost...

Adande: Hooked on curling

By J.A. Adande It wasn’t too long into my first up-close look at curling that I recognized its superiority over the NFL. Granted, curling lacks the athleticism, synchronized teamwork and hitting (if that’s your thing) of football. You know what it has? The good sense...

Adande: White soars while past roars

By J.A. Adande My biggest question after receiving my first Olympic credential since 2006 was how much the changes in technology and shift toward an always-online world had changed the Olympics media experience. It turns out they haven’t had as much of an impact as...

Adande: The Olympic sounds

By J.A. Adande If you want to see the Olympics, you’re better off watching at home on your HD flatscreen. The reason to take a 14-hour flight followed by a two-hour train ride in order to stand on a mountainside in single-digit temperatures is to hear the Olympics. On...

Adande: Waiting on the wind

By J.A. Adande You might have noticed there wasn’t a batch of “Will Pyeongchang be ready for the start of the Olympics?” stories ahead of these Winter Games. No problem; all of the facilities were up on schedule. Maybe the question we should have asked instead is,...

Adande: A new Olympic hero

By J.A. Adande The weather was the main story on the second full day of competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, and for a more detailed analysis let’s go to 17-year-old American snowboarder Red Gerard’s description of his early trips down the slopestyle venue....