I always look forward to the Olympics and the chance to spend a couple weeks watching sports that, generally speaking, you don’t get the chance to watch all that often. Obviously in the Winter Olympics, many of the events can be significantly impacted by weather conditions as they take place on ice and snow. With the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea quickly approaching, I decided to take a look at what the weather was like during past Winter Olympics. I examined the Global Historical Climate Network (GHCN) Daily Summaries dating back to the first Winter Games in 1924 in Chamonix, France, looking for historical daily weather data records that were in reasonable proximity to the host city, both in distance and…