From the Super Bowl to South Korea in a day — not your average start to the work week. But that’s how Sunday and Monday went for our Winter Olympics coverage team of reporter Rachel Blount, columnist Chip Scoggins and photographer Carlos Gonzalez.
All three played a role in covering Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, and a few hours later boarded a plane at MSP bound for South Korea and, eventually, the host city of Pyeongchang.
Early Tuesday, Blount tweeted: “Team @StribSports has arrived in Seoul. On our way to Pyeongchang via KTX high-speed rail.”
And she followed that up with another tweet that is likely more relatable for Minnesotans: “Current temp at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium at 8 p.m., the same time the Opening Ceremony will begin in three days: 6 degrees, windchill -9.”
From the coldest Super Bowl Sunday to what could be the coldest Winter Olympics. We’re pretty sure they’ll keep warm by staying busy.
The Star Tribune’s special expanded coverage of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics begins in Thursday’s paper, where you’ll find seven pages of expanded coverage previewing the Games, which begin with Friday’s (5 a.m. Central) Opening Ceremony.