Previously, Haley stated that it is "an open question" whether the US would send its athletes to South Korea in view of a security threat in the wake of Pyongyang's missile launches.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said last week that those athletes who want to participate in the upcoming winter Olympic Games in South Korea under the neutral flag should do so.
Tensions on the Korean Peninsula over Pyongyang's drive to continue nuclear tests show no sign of abating. Some sports officials in France, Austria and Germany have already voiced security fears ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. A Shanghai-based political analyst has told Sputnik that there is no reason for anxiety.
France is considering skipping this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, over safety concerns.
Vladimir Putin has been invited by his South Korean counterpart to attend the 2018 Olympic opening ceremony in PyeongChang.
On Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee ruled that the Russian Olympic Committee would be suspended from competition, meaning Russia will not be represented at the upcoming 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) published on Monday a decision based on the Oswald Commission hearings to ban Russian bobsledder Alexey Voevoda, double gold medalist in Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games, from competing in the Olympic events for life.
The Russian Olympic Committee and their staff are specifically accused of state-sponsored doping. However, there is little evidence to support this claim. What is the real reason?
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