Well, this is a crappy start to the Winter Olympics…
CNN is reporting that 1200 security guards at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea have been quarantined after a number of them tested positive for norovirus:
A norovirus outbreak at the Winter Olympic facilities in Pyeongchang has led to 1,200 security guards being pulled from duty, just days before the opening of the 2018 games on Thursday. https://t.co/B8E4AhmjAe pic.twitter.com/lqKbLeIMxT
— CNN International (@cnni) February 6, 2018
Norovirus alert. PyeongChang Olympic Organization Committee tells CNN it pulled 1200 guards from duty…after 41 guards suffered sudden diarrhea & vomiting. 900 people have been brought in to replace guards.
Norovirus aka "winter vomiting bug" is 'very contagious' says CDC
— Ivan Watson (@IvanCNN) February 6, 2018
But it’s not just diarrhea and vomiting plaguing the town. A sudden burst of global warming, which scientists tell us can cause unusually frigid temperatures, is making watching the event rather uncomfortable:
Frigid temperatures hit Pyeongchang ahead of the Winter Olympics. A rehearsal for the opening ceremony was so severely cold that audiences walked out, while ATMs were frozen: https://t.co/YFrQIO1DkV pic.twitter.com/Zd9E7r5Ph0
— ABC News (@ABC) February 5, 2018
So, who’s the genius who thought of this?
— Ryan Maue | weather.us (@RyanMaue) February 5, 2018
Organizers might even tell spectators to stay home:
While the athletes are prepared for the bone-chilling temperatures, worries about spectators catching hypothermia or staying home have been raised. https://t.co/xDUKYSEytH
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 6, 2018
Suck it up, cupcakes. How cold could it be if this young lady is still able to protest in a bikini?
— Vegan Global News Ⓥ (@veganglobalnews) February 6, 2018