Pyeongchang, South Korea (AP) -- Organizers of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic games are warning spectators that they will face sub-zero temperatures during the tournament.
This year's Winter Olympic games may set a new record for being the coldest since the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway.
The opening and closing ceremonies will be held at the roofless Olympic Stadium, a pentagonal arena that can accommodate around 40,000 people.
"We're advising everyone, asking everyone to take sensible precautions," said IOC spokesman Mark Adams.
Jihye Lee, Head of POCOG International Media Relations Team says organizers of the games are providing "cold kits" with six heating items to all the visitors at the opening ceremony.
More than 100 dignitaries are also expected to attend the opening ceremony, including South Korean President Moon Jae-in, US Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.