2018 Olympics coldest in last 20 years, biathlon individual race postponed

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2018 Olympics coldest in last 20 years, biathlon individual race postponed

Belarus' biathletes Darya Domracheva and Nadezhda Skardino's race was canceled on February 14 after the Olympic Park was covered by a hurricane. People are urgently evacuated, there are people injured.

The women's individual biathlon race planned for 11am was postponed. It has been put forward to Thursday, when the men's individual race was planned.

The hurricate may prevent other competitions. In particular, the hockey match between Russia and Slovakia is under threat. Near ​​the ice arena, the wind rages demolishing shields and fences.

From the first day of the Olympics it was quite cold and windy in Korea. On Saturday, the day of the opening ceremony, the effective temperature dropped to -23 degrees, because of which the competitions of skiers were postponed.

Pyeongchang is located at an altitude of about 800 meters above sea level, and this is the coldest region of South Korea. However, the temperature indicators in Pyeongchang at this time of year are quite acceptable - it was seldom below 10-15 degrees here. But because of the icy wind, even this temperature is very difficult to tolerate.