On Korea, Cold, and a Big Adventure: WRAL’s Team Readies Reports from Winter Olympics

Richard Adkins & David Crabtree

WRAL-TV News Photographer Richard Adkins (left) & WRAL-TV Anchor David Crabtree are in South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

WRAL-TV Anchors David Crabtree and Kathryn Brown, along with WRAL Photojournalists Richard Adkins and Jamie Munden, are in South Korea, gearing up for the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics.  These WRAL staffers have already started posting blog entries and sending stories back for WRAL viewers.

The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics kick off with competition on Thursday, Feb. 8, with the Opening Ceremonies slated for Friday, Feb. 9.  Brown and Crabtree will be there covering the excitement with live reports during the WRAL newscasts for the duration of the 2 ½ week competition.  The closing ceremony takes place on Sunday, Feb. 25.

“Of course, these are the Winter Games, and the IOC could not have selected a better place,” wrote Crabtree after arriving in PyeongChang.  “While we haven’t seen much of South Korea yet, what we have seen in stunning.”

Brown described their journey to South Korea which included a 28-hours of flights and plane changes and then 3-hour drive from the airport to their lodging and headquarters in Gangneung Province.

Kathryn Brown

WRAL-TV’s Kathryn Brown enjoys what she calls the best cup of coffe in her life while in South Korea getting ready to cover the 2018 Winter Olympics.

“Our media village is a collection of high rise towers, filled with people from around the world,” she wrote.  “You get into an elevator, or sit at a lunch table, or walk down a hall, and you are likely to hear at least five different languages. It is fascinating and invigorating!”

Find the latest scores, medal standings, television schedule and much more on WRAL.com and WRALSportsFan.com by searching for ‘Olympics’.

The WRAL Olympics team will begin reports on WRAL-TV every evening beginning Wednesday, live at 5:00, 6:00, the Olympic Zone at 7:30, and WRAL’s 11:00 News.  Brown and Crabtree will also post daily on WRAL.com and Facebook.

Check out the latest blog entries from Brown and Crabtree on Inside WRAL

Thanks to WRAL-TV’s David Crabtree, Kathryn Brown, Jamie Munden & Richard Adkins for these capcom photos.

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