Junshiro Kobayashi of Japan competes in the Men's Normal Hill Individual Qualification at Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre on February 8, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.

The 2018 Winter Olympics officially kick off Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea. These will be the largest winter games in history, attracting nearly 3,000 athletes from 92 countries. We’ll preview the events and highlight some of the competitors, at least 16 of whom have ties to the Bay Area and Lake Tahoe.

Let the Games Begin: 2018 Winter Olympics Open Friday 9 February,2018Mina Kim

Guests:
Ann Killion, sports columnist, San Francisco Chronicle

  • EIDALM

    In the spirit of the Olympic, and the recent conviction Larry Nasser for sexually molesting over 150 female aesthetes , I wonder why so many in the Donald Trump inner circle and aids in his white house are accused of sexual abuse, harassment, and wife beating, yet Trump and the Republican leaders are not crying wolf…..That is an extreme case of hypocrisy and dishonor.

  • Any Mouse

    already watched the opening ceremony live through nbcolympics.com

    Wow! It was a completely different experience not having to listen to the idiotic NBC personalities talk over the event. What’s more, there were fewer commercials! It wasn’t 30 seconds of drone footage to 5 minutes of commercials.

    I don’t watch sports other than the Olympics, but even so, I want to watch the actual SPORT, not the character stories, or some layperson’s attempt at analysis. NBC really needs to step up their game and just broadcast the darn events like BBC or CBC do.

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Mina Kim

Mina Kim is KQED News’ evening anchor and the Friday host of Forum. She reports on a wide range of issues affecting the Bay Area and interviews newsmakers, local leaders and innovators.

Mina started her career in public radio at KQED as an intern with Pacific Time. When the station began expanding its local news coverage in 2010, she became a general assignment reporter, then health reporter for The California Report. Mina’s award-winning stories have included on-the-scene reporting of the 2014 Napa earthquake and a series on gun violence in Oakland.

Her work has been recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Asian American Journalists Association.

Mina grew up in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Oak Park, CA. She lives in Napa.

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