Research by Daniel Scott on the reliability of previous Winter Olympics sites to host the games again has garnered attention from an article by Time and an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times.
The article in Time describes how the bone-chilling temperatures in Pyeongchang might be a thing of the past because of climate change. Few of the previous Olympic hosts will be able to host the games again unless significant action against climate change is taken. It describes how the thinning number of cities able to host a Winter Olympics speaks to the declining number of places for athletes and winter sport enthusiasts to enjoy winter activities.
The opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times by Auden Schendler highlights why athletes competing at Pyeongchang should be worried about the future of the games given the changing climate. Schendler makes note of Scott's study in the larger context of the uphill battle winter sports faces against climate change. He calls for Olympic athletes to use their influence to make people aware of the dangers of climate change as a way to help protect their sport.