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>> A new sign of trouble for South Korea's Winter Olympics. First it was low ticket sales, then a Russia ban. Now it may be too cold. Internal Olympic documents predict the city of Pyeongchang will be especially frigid, even by winter game's standards as Reuters' Hyunjoo Jin reports.>> The organizer's internal documents seen by Reuters say, the reason has the most unpredictable weather in the country and there are strong winds as well.
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I talked to a lawmaker who was born and raised in racing and he knows how cold it is to stay outdoors during winter and he has urged the organizer to come up with measures to fight the cold.>> February's games are forecast to be the coldest in over 20 years, and thousands of spectators may spend hours exposed to the elements.
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To save money and time, the city's almost $60 million stadium was built without a roof. And officials say at a concert there last month, six people reported symptoms of hypothermia. Now South Korea is scrambling to find ways to fight the cold and including plans to hand out hot packs and blankets and speed up security checks.
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But the temperature is forecast several degrees below freezing at the opening ceremony where people will stay outdoors for up to five hours and Pyeongchang's biting winds will make the air field even colder. And while the Olympic's Committee says they're confident fans will manage to keep warm, it's become a worry for Seoul Officials.
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President Moon Jae-in has invited Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Leader Shinzō Abe to the games along with over 100 other high-level officials, expected to attend. For now, all they can offer their VIPs are thicker blankets.