What You Didn’t Know About Winter Olympics 2018
Winter Olympics 2018 is scheduled to be held in Pyeongchang. This region, Pyeongchang, has won the bid after simultaneous falls in the year 2010 and 2014. Pyeongchang is thus set to host the Winter Olympics 2018 and the Winter Paralympics 2018. This region is known to experience warm weather few times in a year. Winter is however prolonged and characterized by snow. During winter, cold air from Siberia passes through the Korean Peninsula bringing about the icy conditions. Participants of the Winter Olympics 2018 are thus set to experience the cold conditions as the games will be held at a time winter will be the weather around. During winter, northeast winds blow from the East sea bringing with them severe storms.
With preparations for the games ongoing, organizers are taking the cold weather into consideration. Intensive exercises, as well as prior preparations, are being held. There had been complaining of the previous two winter Olympics being too warm. Winter Olympics 2018 will be exceptional at this time the conditions will be chilly. Organizers of the Winter Olympics 2018 are worry of the opening ceremony that is set to be conducted under cold conditions. The games are set to kick off on 9th February 2018. The severe cold conditions at Pyeongchang were recorder to leave six people hypothermic during the last concert. The wind chills which are predicted to be 7 degrees Fahrenheit are scaring to many spectators. Thirty-five thousand spectators are targeted to attend the Winter Olympics 2018. Pyeongchang winds that descend from Manchurian plains and Siberia are said to be biting.
Winter Olympics 2018 Will Be the Coldest Ever
Speculations have it that the opening and closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics 2018 are set to be held on chilly days. The conditions will be severe as the Pyeongchang Olympic stadium has been built without a roof. The absence of a roof was deemed to cut on finances as central heating would turn too expensive. With the cold conditions now known to everyone, doubts are there on how the opening and closing ceremonies will be held and f they will turn successful. The organizers of the Winter Olympics 2018 have come up with strategies that will keep everyone warm. Spectators will be provided with a blanket, a heating pad, and a raincoat to keep them warm. As the central heating is not there, officials have deliberated on putting up a polycarbonate wall at the high points of the stadium. The walls will block the notorious winds thus making the conditions less severe. Portable gas heaters will also be availed between the rows. Spectators will have access to warm food and drinks while at the stadium and this is thought of making them comfy.
Reuters reports that the Winter Olympics 2018 will set a new record due to the weather conditions. Despite the winter Olympics have been held in cold conditions there before, the 2018 series is set to be the toughest. The 2010 Vancouver and the 2014 Sochi winter games were cold too but not to the extent predicted to be witnessed in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. For the 2010 Vancouver winter games, temperatures were reported to be above the freezing point causing snow to melt. Organizers in the Vancouver games had to cover the empty ski slopes with a bale of straw containing artificial and real snow. In Sochi, snow had to be stored away to preserve enough for the games.
Athletes of the Winter Olympics 2018 have not been left out in the equation of being kept warm. Polo Ralph Lauren has been chosen to be the official outfitter for the Winter Olympics 2018. Athletes will be served with a heated parka. Heated parkas will get power from a separate battery pack. The Americans are set to have an outfit of navy bandanas and beanie hats, brown boots with red laces, blue jeans, and suede gloves.
Pyeongchang Preparations for Venues of Winter Olympics 2018
Pyeongchang is privileged again to win the second bid of hosting the Olympic games the second time despite losing the bid to host them twice in 2010 and 2014. South Korea has thus built a variety of world ski resorts and hostels to accommodate the spectators who will visit the region. Pyeongchang is implementing its 2018 dream program; a legacy it acquired from 2010 bid. The International Olympic Committee chief inspected the progress of the venue being built. The development of the project pleased him, and thus he mandated completion of the site. The main venues for the Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang are set to be at Alpensia and the coastal city of Gangneung. Despite the fact that Pyeongchang been endowed with most places where the games can be held, these two regions have won the bid. Alpensia resort is set to be center of the 2018 matches.
The area has venues such as Olympic Park of Hoenggye, Alpensia Ski Jumping skiing, Biathlon Center for biathlon, Nordic Center for cross-country skiing events where participants slide slopes on a sled. Nordic as well is a combination of cross-country skiing and ski jumping. Alpensia also has Village Yongpyong Resort and Olympic village for carrying out alpine skiing events. The coastal cluster has a set of stadiums too. Among the stadiums include Gangneung Indoor Ice Rink for Curling, Union Hockey Center for Ice Hockey and Gangneung Sports Complex for Skating games. Additionally, this comprises of a Coastal cluster Gyeongpo Ice Hall for short track speed and figure skating games. From Pyeongchang to Seoul, a new high-speed railway is being constructed to ease transport between these two regions.
A symbol of Harmony is represented through by Pyeongchang’s Olympic Emblem. It has five colors of yellow, green, blue, red and black. The basis if the Emblem colors are Korea’s five cardinals and motif of the Olympic ring. Pyeongchang will incur a massive budget as a result of hosting the winter Olympic games. The region is however privileged to host them as it’s the third Asian city to host them. Winter Olympics 2018 is set to incur the highest budget ever. Infrastructure, accommodation, and provision of basic needs to spectators will be big a strain. Pyeongchang has however reserved $1.5 billion to facilitate the games and roughly $2 to $6 billion to develop infrastructure. However, Pyeongchang emerges as the smallest city to host such competitions since 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer Norway.