Nick Griffith: PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games Highlight Reel
In 1896, the first of the modern-day Olympics took place in Athens, Greece. For me, much of the beauty of the Olympics comes from the pageantry that still elicits the first Games – the spectacular Opening Ceremony, the moment at the podium when an athlete receives their medal, and finally, the reunion of all the nations (which have spent the past seventeen days competing against one another) at the Closing Ceremony.
At this point, I have worked at ten Olympic Games, collected over 1,000 pins, and feel that I can officially refer to myself as an Olympic specialist, or fanatic, whichever you prefer. As I set out for PyeongChang, I was especially excited to witness how the Organizing Committee (OCOG) and sponsors have continued to transform the Games through technological innovations, both for fans and athletes. As I now look back on the past seventeen days, I thought it would be especially pertinent to share some of my recollections.