With two of the pre-race favorites, Norway sent a royal envoy to watch the Olympic men’s downhill.

Crown Prince Haakon arrived at the Jeongseon Alpine Center 20 minutes before the signature Winter Games race started.

 

Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud, who both have career Olympic gold medals in the super-G event, are strong contenders on a near-perfect day for downhill.

At the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg was course-side to watch Jansrud win the super-G title in an event Norway dominates.