(Pyeongchang Games) Showtime in freezing mountains

Sports | 9 Feb 2018 7:15 pm

As expected, it will be very cold and breezy for the opening ceremonies at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Pyeongchang is situated in the mountains in the northeastern part of South Korea, about 50 miles from the border with North Korea.

It’s known for brutal cold and harsh winds during the winter. Fans and athletes will be left largely exposed to the elements, though organizers are giving the 35,000 fans heated seat cushions, hand warmers and other gear to help ease the chilly conditions.

The good news is that the weather could have been worse.

It was about 0 degrees Celsius) in Pyeongchang tonight, which is tolerable compared with temperatures that have dropped to minus 18 degrees Celsius in recent days.

Members of the North Korean delegation are sitting in seats in the upper deck, cheering for the North Korean taekwondo team performing in the center of the stadium.-AP

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