More Steamboat Olympic Coverage
When you’re in a foreign country that’s careening toward war, you follow the news.
People always wonder why we’re here — at first, anyway. They’re surprised we sent one reporter and even more so that we sent two. In some sense, it seems important to the brand, the paper’s and Steamboat’s, to have Ski Town USA staff the Olympics. If you’d asked me in January before we left, I’d have said, “We can cover our local athletes better than anyone else.”
Photographing the Olympics is both the easiest and hardest of assignments.
Our best event was the U.S. men's hockey game against Russia. Our best night out involved a member of the U.S. halfpipe snowboard team and the stupidest thing I did involved losing something important on the first day of the Olympics. Here's my list of the best and worst of covering the Olympics.
Vic Wild, once a SSWSC member, took his newfound country by storm by winning his second Alpine snowboarding gold medal.
Justin Reiter didn’t come to the Olympics with a dream. The Olympics was the dream, but even if his visions weren’t dependent on gold and glory, they didn’t include misses in both of his events.
After 18 days in Russia, things have finally started to make sense.
Vail's Mikaela Shiffrin won the gold medal in the women's slalom Friday.
Thursday's Nordic combined event took an emotional toll.
The Canadian hockey team again wastoo much for the Americans, skating away with a 1-0 win in the semifinals.
Struggles on the jump hill continued to plague the American Nordic combined team, as six-time Olympian Todd Lodwick said goodbye to the sport.
Billy Demong and Todd Lodwick left the Olympics for the final time on Thursday.
The U.S. Nordic combined team will start the team event 1:52 back.
Steamboat Springs Alpine snowboarder Justin Reiter struggled with the hard snow Wednesday and couldn't make it out of the prelims.
I can personally say watching my two sons cross that finish line together is a remarkable sensation.