Sports U.S. expects to participate in Winter Olympics: White House

03:31  08 december  2017
03:31  08 december  2017 Source:   Reuters

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – 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 February, after questions arose about security in the neighbor to North Korea

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders points to a reporter's question during the daily press briefing at the White House on Dec. 7, 2017 in Washington.© AP Photo/Alex Brandon White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders points to a reporter's question during the daily press briefing at the White House on Dec. 7, 2017 in Washington.

WASHINGTON -- 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 February, after questions arose about security in the neighbor to North Korea, which has recently ramped up weapons testing.

"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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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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 February, after questions arose about security in the neighbor to North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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 February, after questions arose about security in the neighbour to North Korea

United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley had cast doubt over whether athletes representing the country would participate in the Olympics, telling Fox News on Wednesday that the United States is concerned about its citizens,

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, Feb. 9. She also said the decision would be reached through a process involving multiple agencies, where President Donald Trump would "certainly weigh in."

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