Here's the good news from the Pyeongchang Olympics.

International Olympic Committee dignitaries and athletes are getting around just fine in snowy, mountainous South Korea. Fans are having some problems, but they're really not the local organizers' responsibility.

"We've seen no delays here for the two groups," Kang Hee-up said, director general of transport.

The bad news is that 13,000 media and the 55,000 workers _ 20,000 of whom are volunteers _ have faced up to two-hour delays waiting for buses in biting cold, windy weather that has often hovered around -15C (5F) at night.

"We have had limited resources and this is a mountainous area, and the shortage of infrastructure here has been a factor," Kang said. "We prepared. But now as we are operating on site, the demand is going over our capacity to meet it."

 

 

Organizers say about $3 million more in emergency funding has been approved to add about 10 percent more buses to the 1,800 now operating. It's not clear how soon they will be in service. 

If you want to feel sorry for someone, make it the unpaid volunteers. They get free uniforms, food and lodging. Nothing more. Organizers acknowledge "a small number" have quit, though several volunteers told The Associated Press the number is larger.

"There are some shortfalls," Kang added. "I'd like to apologize for the inconvenience caused."

Transport organizers Kim Jung-nam says most of the close-by rooms have all been taken by IOC officials, sponsors, and athletes. Volunteers and workers are spread out across 81 different hotels and guest rooms.

"We wanted them to work as close a possible to the venues, but that has not been possible," Kim said.