Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Winter Olympics Host Options Limited by Warming Planet, Research Says

Winter Olympics Host Options Limited by Warming Planet, Research Says

A medal haul of between four and 10 is projected at the Winter Olympics, which starts in South Korea on 9 February.

Located in the Mountainous Gangwon Province, some 111 miles east of Seoul, PyeongChang will host Asia's first winter games outside Japan and kick off an Asian Olympic cycle that reflects the region's growing influence on world sport.

"The target of a best ever Olympic Winter Games is indicative of just how far the athletes and their national governing bodies have progressed over the past four years", said Team GB Chef de Mission Mike Hay.

Britain is not renowned as a winter sports nation.

That number could rise to five when one is reallocated in bobsleigh following the Russian doping scandal, but the squad heading to South Korea next month is regarded as the strongest ever sent by Britain.

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Yarnold has struggled for form this season.

Of the six funded Olympic sports, three were challenged with delivering medals: curling (one to two), ski and snowboard (two to three) and short-track speed skating (one to two).

The ministry said the North wanted to also propose another date for working-level talks about its participation in the winter olympics.

Gallagher has not been initially selected for Pyeongchang, but could yet join world downhill champion Millie Knight and 2016 World Cup champion Menna Fitzpatrick in the ParalympicsGB squad.

VR streaming in sports isn't a novel idea, but this would be the first time for the Olympics to be streamed in VR to nearly all VR headsets.

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