White House 'looks forward' to Winter Olympics

White House 'looks forward' to Winter Olympics

White House 'looks forward' to Winter Olympics

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley addressed the concern in an appearance on Fox News, saying that it is an "open question" whether American athletes will participate at next year's games.

When asked Thursday at the regular White House press briefing, Sanders said "no official decision has been made" about participation and the decision would come closer to the games' start date, February 9.

The U.S. Olympic Committee consistently has maintained that it is continuing preparations to compete in South Korea, USA Today reported, adding that as part of the USOC's advance work it has been in contact with the state department and law enforcement officials and met in August with the four-star general in charge of U.S forces in South Korea.

"The goal is to do so but that will be a decision made closer to the time", she said.

The comments came after US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday told Fox News that it was an "open question" whether the US would attend the 2018 Olympics. "I have not heard anything about that".

"No official decision has been made on that", Sanders told reporters. "We will keep you guys posted as those decisions are made. So those are conversations that are happening daily". "But again, that's something that he would take into account...probably a number of the stakeholders that would be involved".

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Hoffman then urged Oliver to keep an open mind and pointed out that he "wasn't there", to which Oliver responded: "I'm glad". Oliver said Hoffman's responses fell short of community expectations.

The International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday that it was banning Russian Federation from competing in the winter games over a massive doping conspiracy.

Then, on Monday, the United States began military drills with South Korea that were to include simulated strikes on the North's nuclear and missile sites, leading Pyongyang to accuse Washington of pushing the peninsula "to the brink of nuclear war".

The existence of this Olympic Truce made many Twitter users wonder why Haley would feel the need to call American participation in the South Korean games into question.

"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", Jones said in a statement.

"We plan on supporting two full delegations in PyeongChang", Jones said.

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