Winter Olympics 2018: Weather to have little impact on men's 50 km cross-country skiing

By Katy Galimberti, AccuWeather staff writer
February 23, 2018, 12:45:27 AM EST

The men's 50km cross-country ski event will take place on Saturday afternoon in PyeongChang.

At Sochi in 2014, Russia swept the podium for the event. The gold and silver medals were reinstated to Alexander Legkov (gold) and Maxim Vylegzhanin (silver) in 2018 after the International Olympics Committee stripped their placements as a result of a doping scandal.

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Men race in the team sprint freestyle semifinal cross-country skiing competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

For this year's event at the Alpensia Cross-Country and Biathlon Centre in PyeongChang, weather will not be a major impact.

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It will be dry but rather cloudy as the event kicks off at 2 p.m. local time with a high near 1 C (34 F).

"Winds should be light, around 5-10 mph, from the east to the northeast," AccuWeather Meteorologist Adam Douty said.

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