The frigid temperatures of PyeongChang haven’t dampened the spirits of the U.S. women’s bobsled team.
Jamie Greubel Poser, who won bronze alongside Aja Evans in the 2014 Sochi Games, posted a video of she and Evans keeping warm by breaking out some dance moves in the snow while waiting for the bus. Teammates Elana Meyers Taylor and Lauren Gibbs also joined in on the fun.
Them: It’s cold at the Winter Olympics
Us: ♀️#0degrees #waitingforthebus #bobsled #womenofwinter @pyeongchang2018 @ajalevans @lagibbs84 @eamslider24 @usabs @teamusa #winterolympics #wintersports pic.twitter.com/UYEDumQpA1
— Jamie Greubel Poser (@JamieGreubel) February 8, 2018
As our Jay Busbee detailed, the cold weather is going to stick around for Friday’s Opening Ceremony, but it’ll be a lot milder than it has been in previous days.
The possibility for threatening weather conditions at the Opening Ceremony has loomed for months, and on Sunday, organizers’ fears ratcheted up another five notches. Temperatures during a rehearsal were six degrees Fahrenheit, with wind chill diving to seven degrees below zero. Audience members walked out, and ATMs froze up. A stadium half-full of frozen Olympic fans wouldn’t exactly play well with the eyes of the world watching.
But there’s good news. Forecasts have warmed considerably in the last few days; temps are now projected at right around 32 degrees for the duration of the Opening Ceremony, with winds of about 5 miles per hour. Compared to the single-digit temperatures and knife-slice winds of the last few days, it’ll be practically tropical as the nations of the world march into PyeongChang Stadium.
Luckily for Greubel Poser and the rest of her teammates, Team USA will rock fancy heated jackets for the ceremony. Read more about those here.
This is the second Olympics for Greubel Poser and Evans, so the pair are clearly pretty loose entering competition. Meyers Taylor, who is in her third Olympics after winning silver in Sochi and bronze in Vancouver, will team up with Gibbs, who is making her Olympic debut.
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