Bob Costas is stepping down from his role as prime-time host of NBC’s Olympics coverage, where he will be replaced next winter in South Korea by Mike Tirico.
One year before the Olympics, however, the country is in political disarray, and winter sports are the last thing on many people’s minds. To say that South Koreans are distracted from what had been billed as a crowning sports achievement is an understatement.
When Pyeongchang was awarded the 2018 Olympics six years ago, many South Koreans felt that the first Winter Games on home snow would herald their entry into the top tier of rich nations.
As incredible of an athlete as you could ever find, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles stands at just 4-foot-9.
In the most recent 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt recorded three goal medals in three races, giving him an unbelievable nine total golds in just as many races over the span of three Olympics.