Organizers Are Worried It's Going To Be "Too Cold" For The Winter Olympics

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It sounds like a bad joke, but freezing cold temperatures have the organizers of next year's Winter Olympics feeling the heat.

With less than 60 days to go before the opening ceremonies in Pyeongchang, South Korea, officials are scrambling to prepare the Olympic venues for the coldest temperatures the games have seen in almost 30 years. Forecasts are already predicting temperatures as low as 12 F during the opening ceremonies.

You might be thinking "that's not so bad," but remember that cutbacks and delays meant the event's $58 million stadium was built without a roof.

While the average temperature in Pyeonchang during February is about 21 degrees, windchill in the stadium could make the weather feel closer to 6 F. And of course, attendees are expected to spend more than four hours in their seats, watching the athletes' parade and the event's opening ceremony.

While all this might still seem like an overreaction, six people were diagnosed with hypothermia while attending a pop concert at the Olympic stadium last month, so officials are taking the weather very seriously.

But while Olympic organizers are preparing for the cold snap, that's not the only problem next year's games are facing.

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