By this point, you’ve all settled your “Will the Tongan go bare chested? ” wagers, so I’ll go ahead and make this post.
For the record, it was as cold as Katie Couric almost certainly told you. It’s a sneaky kind of cold here in Pyeongchang. You don’t notice it for a bit and all of a sudden, you’re googling hypothermia symptoms. Bottom line — “shirts off” to the Tongan. That was impressive. Foolish, perhaps, but impressive.
That goes ditto for the whole Opening. I didn’t have the best seats (Absolutely no view of the flame), but a great ceremony. And I wouldn’t be doing service to the organizing committee if I didn’t mention how smoothly the transportation system operated. I had heard horror stories from past Olympics, but I walked out of the stadium took a few photos, jumped on a bus and was home.
Racing starts today with the Women’s 7.5×7.5 Skiathlon and Women’s 7.5k sprint. The first at 4:15pm and the second at 8:15pm. Should be awesome.