BRIT stars are to give tomorrow’s Winter Olympics curtain-raiser a miss — because it is too cold.
Team GB chiefs have informed these due to compete within the subsequent few days to keep away from the opening ceremony.
The order was issued as -23C temperatures in South Korea sparked fears for his or her well being.
Athletes together with Katie Ormerod, 20 — Yorkshire’s snowboard gold medal hopeful — have been left freezing.
The ceremony in Pyeongchang is in an open-air stadium and can final three hours.
All spectators can be handed emergency kits of warmth packs, blankets and beanie hats.
However many have already handed again tickets.
The climate has been so cold that skis have warped and cashpoints have froze.
There have additionally been safety fears over scanners packing in.
Troops have had to be drafted in after 1,200 safety guards fell ailing with the winter vomiting bug.