Thursday, 8 February 2018

Five problems facing the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

Olympic rings are covered with fresh snow at the
Phoenix Snow Park in PyeongChang, South Korea. (AP)
What is it about the Olympics and peripheral problems that seem to go together like Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir?

At the 2014 Games in Russia, problems were so rampant that “Sochi Problems” became a hashtag, a meme and a dedicated subreddit. Two years ago in Rio, a litany of troubles, ranging from Zika-carrying mosquitoes to human body parts washing up on beaches slated for volleyball matches threatened to overshadow the Games before they had even begun.

Obviously, organizing a weeks-long global event and inviting athletes from 92 countries to participate is bound to lead to a few hiccups. Thankfully, the South Korean Olympic Committee appears to have done a decent job of minimizing the kind of niggling problems that plagued Rio and Sochi. But as the opening of the Games fast approaches, there remain a number of potential troubles looming for the PyeongChang Olympics.

By Alex Baker.

Full story at Yahoo News.