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.
“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!”
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
- Brown: ‘Thank you’ in English — it just isn’t the same!
- Crabtree: From Gangneung Village in Pyeongchang
- Brown: Settling in to South Korea before the games begin
- Crabtree: Superbowl South Korean Style
- Crabtree: Day three in South Korea: North to the DMZ
Thanks to WRAL-TV’s David Crabtree, Kathryn Brown, Jamie Munden & Richard Adkins for these capcom photos.