It's So Cold in Pyeongchang Skis Are Warping - Page 2

And US-North Korea relations are just as icy
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2018 5:25 AM CST

  • A big arrival. North Korea says Kim Yo Jong, the first member of the Kim dynasty ever to visit South Korea, will arrive by private jet Friday, Reuters reports. The leader's sister and other members of the North Korean delegation are expected to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in over lunch on Saturday.
  • Too cold? Athletes and the media in Pyeongchang are dealing with a big freeze that doesn't involve US-North Korean relations, NPR reports. With temperatures around freezing in the daytime and down to minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit at night, this is on course to be the coldest Winter Olympics in decades. The freezing temperatures are warping skis and playing havoc with electronic equipment.
  • Hockey stick sanctions. The New York Times reports that tough sanctions on North Korea are causing a dilemma for Olympic organizers, who aren't sure whether they're allowed to provide North Korean athletes with items like hockey sticks.

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