Olympic Class Reflects on PyeongChang Games Experience

The GW students gathering data for the International Olympic Committee share more moments from the 2018 Winter Olympics.

GWSB graduate students McKenzie Steele(l) and Caroline Jones pose on the Olympic Rings at a South Korean beach. (Photo courtesy of Caroline Jones)
February 26, 2018

As the Winter Games came to a close, the George Washington University School of Business graduate students collecting data in PyeongChang have blogged their thoughts and reflections on their time in South Korea. They also shared some experiences from Olympic events and activities they participated in on a GW blog.

GW Today is sharing another sampling of some posts from the blog, unedited:

USA Women’s Hockey Wins Gold
Paul St. Pierre
Yesterday, in a moment that will go down as one of the greatest in the history of the Olympics, the United States Women’s hockey team defeated Canada in a thrilling shootout to win the Gold medal. Read more.

Olympic Truce Mural
The Olympic Truce Mural has been a fixture of the Games for some time. The mural represents the Ancient Greek tradition to ask athletes set aside their differences during the Games and compete peacefully. Read more.

Big Air Draws Big Crowds
On Saturday I headed up to the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre to watch the Men’s Finals of Big Air. This was Big Air’s Olympic debut and the event drew a huge crowd. Read more.

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.  Read more.

Bobsled – Elana Meyers Taylor Takes Home Silver
After enjoying a delicious meal of chicken and beer, a group of us attended the Women’s Bobsled Final event. GW alum, Elana Meyers Taylor, is a bobsled pilot and was competing for a medal in this event so, we went to support our fellow alum. Read more.

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. Read more.


Students ‘Excited to Learn’ at PyeongChang Olympics

February 06, 2018
A group of GW students led by Professor Lisa Delpy Neirotti will collect data for the International Olympic Committee in South Korea.