2018 Olympics TC man helps U.S. cross-country win first Olympic gold By Daniel Wanschura • Feb 22, 2018 Noah Hoffman For the first time ever, the United States cross-country ski team has won an Olympic gold medal. Eli Brown, a ski technician from Traverse City, did his part to help make it happen. Listen Listening... / 5:45 A conversation with Eli Brown, a ski tech for the U.S. cross-country ski team in South Korea, who helped Team USA capture its first gold medal on Wednesday. Local skier paves road to Olympic podium with wax By Daniel Wanschura • Jan 31, 2018 David Cassleman Eli Brown spent years training for the Winter Olympics, and now he’s finally going. But Brown isn’t competing as an athlete. Instead, he’s making sure the U.S. cross-country ski team has the fastest skis possible. Listen Listening... / 5:32 It May Look The Same, But Olympic Figure Skating Will Sound Different In 2018 By Wynne Davis • Jan 13, 2018 During the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, figure skaters will still dazzle audiences with triple axles and quadruple salchows and routines presented with elegance.