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Questions Raised Over US Taking Part in Pyeongchang Olympics

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Hilda Schwartz | 10 December, 2017, 03:53

"We live our lives", Haley said on Fox News.

'What we will do is make sure we're taking every precaution possible to make sure they're safe and to make sure we know everything that's going on.' A US Olympic Committee statement later insisted the possibility of not competing had not been discussed. As with the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, these games are a reflection of South Korea's rise as a high-income, democratic country with long and deep ties to the US.

The American envoy to the United Nations, Nikki R. Haley, said on Wednesday that it was an "open question" whether American athletes would be able to attend the Olympics in South Korea in February given the tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Eventually, the White House found a way to say we are going.

Global tensions are heating up as the Winter Olympics draw closer.

"There's an open question".

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Safety concerns have persistently dogged the upcoming Olympic event. "We plan on supporting two full delegations in Pyeongchang".

The White House created confusion over whether American athletes would compete in the Winter Olympics in South Korea next year, with Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying on Thursday that "no official decision has been made on that". We're not going to backtrack on this.

And my guess is, the Trump Administration never made a conscious decision to cast such doubt.

Last month, the U.N. General Assembly adopted the Olympic Truce Resolution for the South Korean games, stipulating that all conflicts must cease for the duration of the event.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders quickly walked back her remarks, after she suggested at a briefing Thursday that no decision had been made to send USA athletes to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. In the wake of the president's controversial decision to declare Jerusalem the official capital of Israel, a move that was lambasted by leaders across the Arab world, the U.S. State Department issued security warnings to U.S. embassies and citizens traveling overseas. This was an easy opportunity to show our solidarity, and his team still didn't manage to get it quite right.

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