Most people won’t remember the failed attempts by a fringe group of “athletes” who made a push to make snow tube racing an official event of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. (This is true, we promise.)
Some gold-medal hopefuls held prelims at a local ski resort thinking they could make gains in popularity behind their protests to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). But it wasn’t just the snow tubers who were trying to make a name for themselves; there was one reporter looking to make his big break into the national news scene by covering the “event.”
Unfortunately, the goof apparently never enrolled in News Reporting 101 at school — which is to report the news, not become part of it.