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It's so cold at the Winter Olympics that skiers are being forced to throw away their expensive skis after practice runs

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  • Coaches threw away skis after Wednesday's practice runs at the Winter Olympics.
  • Cold temperatures can cause snow crystals to form sharp edges and ruin the bottom of skis.
  • Temperatures during the practice runs in the morning were in the single digits Fahrenheit.
  • Six people were recently treated for hypothermia during a concert held at the stadium that will be used for Friday's opening ceremony.


The skiing events at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, have not started yet, but the brutally cold weather is already having an adverse effect on the skiers, some of whom are being forced to throw away their skis after practice runs.

A course worker at the Winter Olympics told Rory Carroll of Reuters that coaches were throwing skis away after practice runs on Wednesday.

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