CNN Sports anchor and correspondent (and friend of The Bert Show!) Coy Wire is in Pyeongchang for the 2018 winter games, and he’s got the boots on the ground scoop!
Today’s updates: The U.S women’s hockey team won against Finland, and they are now advancing to the gold metal round for the third straight year. While metal counts are currently down for Team USA (Team USA only has 10 metals total and is not in the top 5), there are still many chances for Team USA to pull through! Coy discusses Olympic scandals, including an Olympic athlete from Russia who potentially used drugs during a curling event, which could be detrimental for Team Russia. Coy also gives the inside scoop on Olympian Adam Rippon, and why he declined an opportunity to be an Olympic commentator.
Coy will give updates on more Olympic coverage to The Bert Show throughout the week!
Coy discusses notable Olympic athletes, like Gus Kenworthy, the first openly gay American man to compete in the Winter Games and Lindsey Vonn, the world’s most decorated female Alpine skier who wanted her grandfather (who fought in the Korean War) to watch her perform in the games in Pyeongchang; unfortunately he passed away a few months ago.
Korean cheerleaders are stealing the show and singing songs about how they want to reconnect with the south, but it’s a touchy situation since North Korea is such an oppressive force.
Coy’s most moving moment was right after Red Gerrard won but he couldn’t get to his parents, so he shouted to them while waving an American flag, “Dad, what the heck just happened?!”
— Coy Wire (@CoyWire) February 13, 2018
Some special news… (*clears throat) Being halfway around the world, I’m really missing the Girl of my dreams… (*wipes tear of joy)… BOTH OF THEM! I’m going to be a dad!!! ClaireBear and I are so happy to share this surreal and exciting news. We have a deep sense of gratitude for this Blessing, and for the selfless Love of dear friends and family who are making this journey so much more fulfilling. Thank you to everyone taking care of my Babies while I’m away! From the surprise baby shower by @lynnsmithtv @christipaultv Allison Chinchar @jennifergraycnn @susan_hendricks @lyndakinkade … to @kriskling @bartmattingly and others sharing your hearts and time with Claire while I’m away… your Love makes me feel better while I’m so far away from mine. Sooo many hugs and kisses are happening when I get back in March. And thank you in advance to anyone and everyone who will give me tips and tricks for being the best dad and hubby I can be! This is going to be the greatest ride of my life (*heart melting) 😍