各国运动健儿已摩拳擦掌,期待在平昌冬奥会上一展风采。然而,与热烈的氛围形成鲜明对比的,是寒冷的天气。据预测,平昌冬奥会很可能成为历史上最冷的一届冬奥会。

平昌冬奥会或成史上最冷 加拿大运动员都扛不住了

2018年2月7日,中国花样滑冰队在韩国江陵冰上运动场展开训练,备战即将开幕的2018平昌冬奥会。 新华社记者鞠焕宗摄

The 2018 Winter Olympics may set a record for being the coldest since the 1994 games.
2018年平昌冬奥会可能将成为1994年冬奥会以来最冷的一届。

Concerned athletes are already shivering on social media, so what will seriously sub-zero temperatures mean for events, for the equipment, and for the competitors and fans getting ready for 17 days of action?
运动员们在社交媒体上表达了担忧之情。那么在17天的赛程中,如此严寒的天气对赛事、比赛装备、运动员和观众又将意味着什么呢?

平昌冬奥会到底有多冷?

Between -2C and -5C for the opening ceremony - starting at 20:00 local time on Friday- according to the Korean Meteorological Administration's news conference on Wednesday.
根据韩国气象局周三新闻发布会的消息,平昌冬奥会当地时间2月9日晚8点举行时,气温在零下2至零下5摄氏度。

The agency says this is "on par" with average February temperatures in previous years of around 0C with temperatures at night getting down to around -10C. To date, the 1994 edition in Lillehammer, Norway, was the coldest Games on record with a low of -11C.
气象局表示,这与近几年平昌2月份大约0度、夜间低至零下10度的平均气温大致相当。迄今为止,1994年挪威利勒哈默尔冬奥会是史上最冷的冬奥会,气温达到破纪录的零下11度。

At nearly half a mile above sea level, Pyeongchang is regarded as one of the coldest regions of South Korea, and is Earth's coldest location for its latitude.
平昌海拔约0.5英里(约合0.8千米),是韩国最寒冷的地区之一,也是地球同纬度最冷的地区。

It's the windchill factor.
这是因为风寒因素。

At the opening ceremony rehearsal on Saturday, biting winds dropped the temperature to -23C. The agency said spectators should "brace themselves" and Olympics officials have warned everyone attending to "wrap up and prepare properly".
在上周六的开幕式彩排上,刺骨的寒风使温度下降到零下23度。气象局表示,观众要“做好准备”,奥委会官员也提醒参加的所有人“穿得暖暖和和的,做好