Winter Olympics coldest in history

The 23rd Winter Olympics kicked off yesterday in Pyeongchang and are set to be the coldest in history.

The build-up has seen relations thaw between North and South Korea, with the countries fielding a joint women’s ice hockey team, while there has been controversy over the 169 Russian athletes set to compete as neutrals.

Team GB sent a record 59 athletes to South Korea – three more than at Sochi 2014 – and are aiming for their most successful Winter Games, with a medal target of five or more.

Over 17 days, more than 3,000 of the world’s best athletes will compete in 102 medal events in 15 sports.
Around 77% of tickets have been sold – approximately 826,000 – across the 13 venues in South Korea.