Athletes and fans will have to adjust to unusually cold Olympic Games

David Wharton, Los Angeles Times on

Published in Olympics

With fans undoubtedly wearing gloves to the opening ceremony -- which pretty much rules out clapping -- organizers have added a small drum to their kit so the crowd can make some noise.

As competition begins in earnest over the weekend, technicians will pore over equipment and coaches will review strategy with their athletes.

"It's the coldest Olympics I've been at so far," said Ligety, now competing in his fourth Games. "We'll have to figure some stuff out."

And maybe they'll need some extra tape.

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