Singing press officer brings cheer to Olympic media

Adam Kiefer stole the spotlight by belting out his own rendition of “Silent Night,” for mic checks.

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (KXAN) — Normally, microphone checks at news conferences are uneventful. In PyeongChang, a press officer from Indiana leads with his medal-worthy performances.

Before Olympic skiers took to the podium. Adam Kiefer stole the spotlight by belting out his own rendition of “Silent Night,” complete with lyric adaptations for mic checks.

“I mean, honestly it’s just whatever kind of pops into my head at the time,” Kiefer explained after the news conference.

Kiefer was a volunteer in Rio, before landing a press officer gig in PyeongChang.  The environment can be stressful for athletes and the media working around the clock.

“They say in the movie Elf the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear so I think that applies to everyday life as well, ya know,” Kiefer beamed.

Adam is still working on the Olympic theme song. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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