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PyeongChang 2018: Getting to know Canada's Olympic medal contenders

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Patty Aguilar | 09 February, 2018, 15:58

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has left for South Korea to hold talks with President Moon Jae-in and attend the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Olympics.

Spectators at the open-air stadium will be provided with several items to fend off the region's bitter cold and high winds during the ceremony, including a raincoat, a blanket and knitted hats, as well as hand, feet and seat warmers. They will also set up wind screens to block brisk breezes, as well as heated rest areas. Coverage includes the opening and closing ceremonies, along with skiing, snowboarding, figure skating and curling.

The torch was designed by South Korean artist Kim Young-se and was meant to ensure the flame will stay lit in various weather conditions, even South Korea's strong winds and heavy snow.

The forecast for the Friday's opening ceremony is mostly dry with temperatures near freezing, and a wind chill in the 20s.

Speed skater Nao Kodaira, who serves as Japan's team captain for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, will not attend the opening ceremony on Friday, her coach Masahiro Yuki said. The ceremony has begun.

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Local media reports suggested planners had been plunged into a hair-pulling exercise as they tried to ensure that neither Mr. Let's take a look at some events you'll want to watch during the 16 Days of Glory from PyeongChang and its outlying venues.

North Korea is sending 22 athletes to compete in the Olympics and a delegation of more than 400 musicians, singers, martial artists and members of a cheering group to the games. Overnight lows will generally be in the teens and 20s.

Primetime coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games will continue on NBC through February 16. The elevation of the venues ranges from 2,100 feet to 4,700 feet.

Twenty years later at the 2014 Winter Games in Russia's Sochi the Japanese ski jumper claimed his second-career Olympics silver in men's large hill individual event and then won bronze in men's large hill team event. This will be her first Winter Olympics. NBC Nightly News host Lester Holt will interview athletes in South Korea, and "Today" stars Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, Craig Melvin and Dylan Dreyer will all broadcast live from Pyeongchang.

He scored 80.61 for his performance, good enough for fourth place among the 10 men in the team competition and seven points in the event's overall standings.

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