Winter Olympics? More like the Windier Olympics, amirite?
But seriously, it’s really, really windy in PyeongChang. Several events have been postponed because of the conditions, and athletes, spectators, and journalists have been instructed to take precautions when moving around outside in some areas.
Here’s one video showing how the wind rocked a tent constructed for working media, from Toronto Star sports columnist Bruce Arthur.
It?s a little windy outside pic.twitter.com/0JCYbBEKyM— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) February 14, 2018
Many large items were blown over.
It is so windy in Gangneung right now that authorities have issued a citywide alert, and anything not bolted down (and even some stuff that is) is blowing away. pic.twitter.com/sNvNsexx4Z— Jonathan Cheng (@JChengWSJ) February 14, 2018
Organizers temporarily suspended some activities in certain areas of the Gangneung Olympic Park facility.
It sounds as though the winds have died down, and some of the delayed ski events are set to take place Wednesday night, but that looked pretty crazy for a bit.Nora Princiotti can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter at @NoraPrinciotti.