White House Press Secretary said on Thursday that an official decision hasn’t been made regarding United States Olympians attending and competing at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games in South Korea amidst mounting tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, per the CBS Evening News:
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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said Wednesday on Fox News that it remained an “open question” as to whether U.S. athletes would make the trip to Pyeongchang (h/t Sophie Tatum of CNN.com).
U.S. Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Jones contradicted Haley on Thursday.
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“We have not had any discussions, either internally or with our government partners, about the possibility of not taking teams to the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games,” he said, per Nancy Armour of USA Today.
“We plan on supporting two full delegations in Pyeongchang.”