Few Canadian cities cold enough to host future Winter Olympics

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Nike released images of the outfits U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes will wear during medal ceremonies at the 2018 games.

The group of 60-plus athletes, the largest ever sent from this country, will be expected to beat the record-equalling tally of four won in Sochi in 2014.

UK Sport is targeting "at least" five medals at the Winter Olympics, with four to 10 representing the target range.

A team of researchers, led by Daniel Scott, a geography professor at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, came to that conclusion by taking climate data from previous Winter Games locations and applying climate-change models to predict future winter weather conditions.

"This is yet another first at an Olympic Games, and OBS is proud to continually provide and facilitate the very latest technology to its broadcast partners", said Yiannis Exarchos, CEO, Olympic Broadcasting Services.

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"We know that our goals for any Games are always ambitious", said UK Sport director of performance Chelsea Warr.

Park collected two golds and a bronze at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, just before she made a decision to switch her profession. Official confirmation from the International Olympic Committee is yet to be received. She and team-mate Laura Deas have been given a minimum target of a top-eight finish.

Yarnold is among Britain's strongest hopes in Pyeongchang, along with speed skating triple world champion Elise Christie, skiers James Woods and Izzy Atkin, and the men's and women's curling teams.

UK Sport chair Katherine Grainger recognised at a presentation on Tuesday that Britain, second in the medal table at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics with 27 golds, was not known as a winter nation.

Sun admitted that it would be very hard for the Chinese athletes to outperform their Asian neighbors Japan and South Korea at these Winter Games.

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