It was all Olympics at the Newseum on Friday night as no expense (or winter theme) was spared for an elaborate celebration of the PyeongChang Games.
Guests at the event, hosted by the South Korean Embassy and Comcast NBCUniversal, sipped champagne in igloos on chairs draped with fur and played shuffleboard on a table made of ice. Some even experienced the athletes’ events through virtual-reality headsets.
The spirit of the Winter Olympics pervaded the massive Newseum. Authentic Korean beer was served, Americana props were available at the photo booths, and because of unseasonably balmy weather, fake snow was pumped out on the terrace above the fire pits.