Sports South Korean Winter Olympics Organizers Concerned Over Bird Flu Scare

05:06  29 november  2017
05:06  29 november  2017 Source:   Sports Illustrated

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The H5 strain of the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus - commonly known as " bird flu " - is common in bird populations but has also made the jump The concern about avian influenza is only the latest problem to hit the Winter Olympics , which are being held in South Korea for the first time.

ANCIENT OLYMPIA , Greece (AP) — South Korea 's Olympic organizers played down concern over ongoing tensions with North Korea on Monday and also said 23, 2017. The flame will be transported by torch relay to Pyeongchang, South Korea , which will host the Feb. 9-25, 2018 Winter Olympics .

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In the latest of a plethora of concerns over South Korea's hosting of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, local governments have called on operators of farms close to venues to slaughter around 6,000 ducks and chickens after avian influenza was discovered on a duck farm in North Jeolla Province, USA Today reports.

The highly infectious, pathogenic avian influenza virus, also known as "bird flu" is common among birds but has also been diagnosed in humans. As of July 2013, the World Health Organization had confirmed 630 cases in humans, leading to 375 deaths.

Organizers for the 2018 games have visited farmers and offered them up to 120 million Won to cull their flocks as concerns over the disease's effect on the Games, which take place from Feb. 9-25, 2018, rise.

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Bird flu scare latest to rattle South Korea 's Winter Olympics . The Winter Olympics have been dogged by avian influenza, as well as the concern over North Korea , poor ticket sales and rising prices.

South Korea 's Olympic organizers played down concern over ongoing tensions with North Korea on Monday and also said that work has been completed The flame will be transported by torch relay to the Pyeongchang, South Korea , which will host the 2018 Winter Olympics . South Korea 's Olympic

The flu is just the latest problem facing the Olympic Games, which is being held in South Korea for the first time.

Earlier this month, spectators at a music concert at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium were treated for hypothermia, as the stadium is without a roof. Temperatures during the game are expected to be as low as -11 degrees Celcius, nearly 15 degrees lower than the night of the concert.

Organizers have also faced disappointing ticket sales. Around 550,000 tickets, only 52% of the total, have been sold and just 37% of tickets for the bobsleigh, luge and skeleton events have been sold, according to USA Today.

Other issues include a hotel room shortage and the constant threat of North Korea. The host city, Pyeongchang, is just 31 miles from the Demilitarized Zone that separates the two nations and France's sports minister has already hinted the French team is concerned because of tensions on the corner.

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9-25, 2018 Winter Olympics . (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris). ANCIENT OLYMPIA , Greece (AP) — South Korea 's Olympic organizers played down concern over ongoing tensions with North Korea on Monday and also said that work has been completed on all venues for the 2018 Pyeongchang Games.

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"When foreigners look at Korea, they do not think it is safe," said Eunjoo Yoon, a professor of convention and event management at Hallym University of Graduate Studies in Seoul. "The host city is very close to the border and I have heard suggestions that a couple of foreign sporting organizations have cancelled their accommodation because they are concerned."

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<p>White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Thursday said the United States looks forward to participating in the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea in 2018, after questions arose about security in the neighbour to North Korea, which has recently ramped up weapons testing.</p>"The U.S. looks forward to participating in the Winter Olympics in South Korea," Sanders wrote in a tweet. "The protection of Americans is our top priority and we are engaged with the South Koreans and other partner nations to secure the venues.

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