Author Archive for Caroline

Wrapping Up

What an incredible few weeks this experience has been. In spite of the long hours, sleepless nights and truly Arctic temperatures I would not trade my time or experiences in PyeongChang. With my career aspirations focused on a life working in sponsorship or marketing partnerships surrounding large sporting events I started this journey with an all business focus. I quickly…

Olympic Figure Skating Exhibition Gala

On the final day of the Olympics one of the most watched, yet least well known, events takes place – known as the Olympic Figure Skating Exhibition Gala. The event is build as a non-competitive showcase that allows the Olympic figure skaters an opportunity to skate through a song of their choice simply as a performance piece, no medals here.…

All Eyes on Choi

Throughout my time in PyeongChang there have been several moments that transcended the cultural and language barriers. I had one of those moments Tuesday night while I was working a transport shift, essentially counting people on and off buses, at the Gangneung Media Village. I began to notice that all of the volunteers seemed to have gone inside – which…

Taxis

When traveling to a foreign country with a language gap as substantial as the one between the English and Korean languages there are certain communication challenges that everyone expects. However, before arriving in Korea I did not expect to report back that finding a taxi would become one of my greatest daily struggles. The schedule of morning meetings and shift…

IBC Tour

While on sight here in PyeongChang we have had so many amazing privileges. Through meetings with executives and organizers to coveted access to traditionally off limits areas we have really received the VIP treatment. Today we were given the opportunity to visit the Olympic International Broadcast Center, or as we have come to know it the “IBC.” The IBC serves…

Gold for Korea at Short Track

It doesn’t take long once you arrive to an Olympic host city to realize that you are suddenly family with everyone sharing this experience with you. You can expect to find yourself saying, “what a small world” on nearly a daily basis as you uncover the commonalities and connections you share with those also present for the games. I had…

Korean Cultural Immersion

Ever since the Olympic games official commenced, one of the most notable elements I have taken away from the activities each day is the conscious effort that has been given to ensuring Korean culture is represented. In each of the separate venues there are free Korean cultural displays or interactions available for those in the area. Personally each of these…

US Olympic House

A visit to the USA Olympic house is an experience limited to a small number of fortunate individuals. As the house is not open to the general public, entrance typically requires that you be either a current, or former, US Olympic athlete or an invited sponsor of Team USA. As my athletic prowess has never been up to par for…

Korean Health & Wellness Spa

Prior to arriving in PyeongChang, I took the opportunity to visit an authentic Korean spa – Dragon Hill Resort & Spa. Dragon Hill is located in the heart of Seoul and boasts a reputation as one of Seoul’s top tourist attractions; ranking in the top 5 for Korean spa experiences on several tourism blogs. Arriving at the spa was an…