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South Korea: 'Survival kits' prepped for Olympic spectators amid cold snap02:11

South Korea: 'Survival kits' prepped for Olympic spectators amid cold snap

Korea, Republic of, Daegwallyeong-myeon, PyeongChang
February 5, 2018 at 13:42 GMT -00:00 · Published

The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea kick off in a few days, while organisers are struggling with severe weather conditions.

In order to help 35 000 spectators at the opening ceremony not to freeze, Olympic authorities have prepared 'survival kits', that will be distributed among the audience, as seen in Daegwallyeong-myeon on Monday. The kit, also displayed at the PyeongChang 2018 Main Press Center, will include a blanket, heating packs for hands and feet, a thick hat and a heating pad, that spectators can sit on.

The Korea Meteorological Administration Temperatures has issued a cold wave warning for Tuesday, as night temperatures might drop far below the -15 C mark in the Pyeongchang region ahead of the official curtain raiser on Friday, February 9. Freezing weather at the Winter Olympics threatens to force some athletes and staff to skip the Friday ceremony.

South Korea: 'Survival kits' prepped for Olympic spectators amid cold snap02:11
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The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea kick off in a few days, while organisers are struggling with severe weather conditions.

In order to help 35 000 spectators at the opening ceremony not to freeze, Olympic authorities have prepared 'survival kits', that will be distributed among the audience, as seen in Daegwallyeong-myeon on Monday. The kit, also displayed at the PyeongChang 2018 Main Press Center, will include a blanket, heating packs for hands and feet, a thick hat and a heating pad, that spectators can sit on.

The Korea Meteorological Administration Temperatures has issued a cold wave warning for Tuesday, as night temperatures might drop far below the -15 C mark in the Pyeongchang region ahead of the official curtain raiser on Friday, February 9. Freezing weather at the Winter Olympics threatens to force some athletes and staff to skip the Friday ceremony.

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