A new level of cold

You really think you know what cold is when you live in Chicago. Often times, walking to the downtown campus feels like the second ice age. But, man, that seems like sun-bathing weather now. Twice now, I’ve gone up to cover ski jumping. And twice, I’ve...

Mixed zone madness

I didn’t know what to expect when I first went to a mixed zone. Mixed zone is an area where athletes go to after their event and conduct interviews with journalists. With athletes representing so many countries, naturally, there’s many journalists from all...

Hey, I know you

I got on the shuttle bus to head up to skeleton and two rows in front of me I see a fellow Canadian wearing a blue CBC jacket. He introduces himself as Jon and we start talking. He says he’s covering skeleton for the CBC and seems to know a lot about the sport. I...

View from the front

Chris and I covered men’s 5,000m speed skating race on the first day of competition in the 2018 Winter Olympics. It was unreal getting to watch the race up so close when I’m used to seeing it on TV, and seeing them race right in front, you really feel...

The tiny details

Sometimes, you never even realize how even the most prominent event planners on the planet are at the mercy of some of the smallest developments. While waiting for a shuttle back to the media village, Anna and I were prolonged 30 extra minutes due to a sick driver....

A busy first day

Hello from the shuttle bus from the Main Press Center to the Gangneung Media Village! I’ve wasted no time since landing yesterday around 5:30 a.m. local time. After we took the train to Gangneung, dropped our bags at our rooms and got our credentials, I managed...