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Climate Change Threatens the Future of Winter Olympics, Says Study

Jan 24, 2014
(Climate Central)

The Olympic Torch and the Norwegian men's curling outfits aren't the only things heating up the Winter Olympics. A new report warns that climate change could leave only 6 of the 19 previous host cities in a position to host the games again by the 2080s.

Researchers looked at temperatures and snowpack in 19 previous host cities for February, when the Games are usually held (the Sochi Games in Russia begin February 7).