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Old 12-07-2017, 03:41 PM
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Default U.S. athletes may not attend Olympics as threat of nuclear war with North Korea rises

I can understand concerns with the Olympics being held so close to the North Korean border, but it is a shame that U.S. athletes who have been training hard for this for years might be left out.

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Nikki Haley says it’s an “open question” whether the U.S. will participate in the Winter Olympics.

PyeongChang, in South Korea, is set to host the Winter Olympics in less than two months, but the city's location -- less than 50 miles from the border of North Korea -- has sparked some security fears, especially after the North Korean officials reported the successful launch of its largest and most powerful ballistic missile yet.

Haley insisted that no final decision had been made, but noted that safety of American athletes would be a number one concern.

“What we will do is we’ll make sure that we’re taking every precaution possible to make sure that they’re safe, and to know everything that’s going on around them," she said in an interview with FOX News.
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Default Re: U.S. athletes may not attend Olympics as threat of nuclear war with North Korea r

Reading the quotes, there is no real indicator of who might be seriously considering preventing U.S. attendance of the Olympics.
Saying it is an "open question" is ridiculously vague.

I would personally hope that the choice as to whether to attend would be made by the individual athletes themselves (as it would be every year).
Especially considering the Russians aren't going to be attending...
Russia Banned From Winter Olympics by I.O.C.
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