NBC Staffers Fear 'Getting Nuked' at South Korea's Winter Olympics


Asked on Fox News if athletes from the United States would be able to compete, Ms. Haley said: "There's an open question".

That decision would involve multiple government agencies, she added, "but I think ultimately the president would certainly weigh in". "We don't ever fear anything - we live our lives, we use our freedom, we have that - and certainly that's a ideal opportunity for [American Olympic athletes] to go and do something they've worked so hard for". "And certainly that's a ideal opportunity for all of them to go and do something they have worked so hard for".

"We will make sure that we're taking every precaution possible to make sure that they're safe, and to know everything that's going on around them", she said. The situation with neighboring North Korea, which has grown increasingly hostile while pursuing its nuclear ambitions, is "changing by the day", Haley said on Fox News, making the security of USA athletes uncertain. The U.S. and South Korea, in turn, have conducted joint military exercises near the Korean Peninsula. Haley framed it as a question of athlete safety, citing relations with North Korea that are "changing by the day".

MacCallum followed up by asking whether Haley would feel comfortable sending family members if they were U.S. Olympic athletes.

"Should the unthinkable happen and there's conflict between nations, that's not an issue for the U.S. Olympic Committee to get involved in", USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun said at the time.

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The Games will be held 9-25 February 2018.

The International Olympic Committee announced the ban after a 17-month investigation into state-sponsored doping in Russian Federation.

Since his debut as a child actor in 1997 with the sitcom "Selling Happiness", Jang has established himself as one of the most popular South Korean singer-actors across Asia. "Is the United States recommending that our team goes, or is that still an open question?" If hostility with the the communist nation continues at its current trend, it might not be safe to send American athletes to the region. "We are really confident in this, so this message can be relayed to the athletes by the (National Olympic Committees)".

"We haven't heard anyone saying they aren't coming", said Nancy Park, spokesperson for the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee.