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The Latest on the Olympic video games in Pyeongchang (all times local):
2: 30 p. m.
Whitened House press secretary Sarah Sanders says the U. S. “looks forward to participating” in the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
She messaged that update minutes after stating at a briefing that no established decision had been made.
Her twitter update reads: “The U. S. appears forward to participating in the Winter Olympics in South Korea. The safety of Americans is our main concern and we are engaged with the Southern Koreans and other partner nations to obtain the venues. ”
Heightened stress on the Korea peninsula have elevated safety questions about U. Ersus. participation. Sanders had earlier mentioned “no official decision has been, inch but that the American goal had been to attend.
2: 15 g. m.
The White House spokeswoman says “no official decision continues to be made” about whether the U. Ersus. will participate in the Olympic video games set to take place next year in Southern Korea.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders informs reporters at a White House briefing that a decision will be made nearer to the games’ date.
She states: “I know that the goal would be to do so but that’ll be a decision produced closer to the time. ”
U. And. Ambassador Nikki Haley cast question on U. S. participation within an interview with Fox News Funnel on Wednesday, given the stress on the Korean Peninsula.
She informed Fox News Channel that Oughout. S. participation is “an open up question. ”
1: 01 p. m.
The U. H. Olympic Committee still plans on getting teams to the Pyeongchang Games within February despite U. N. Ambassador Nikki Haley casting doubt upon U. S. participation.
In an job interview Wednesday with Fox News Route, Haley was asked if it’s a question about whether the U. T. team will compete at the Olympics in South Korea, given the particular tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
“There’s an open question, ” she mentioned. “I have not heard anything about this. But I do know that in the discussions that we have, whether it’s Jerusalem, whether it’s Northern Korea, it’s always about, how do all of us do protect the U. Ersus. citizens in the area. ”
USOC speaker Mark Jones released a declaration Thursday in response, saying the panel had not had any discussions, possibly internally or with government authorities.