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USOC says planning for 2018 games on track despite security concerns

26 September 2017

USOC says planning for 2018 games on track despite security concerns.                    

UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE CEO, SCOTT BLACKMUN  said                                "These Games are really no different than any other Games in terms of our preparations, we are working closely with the State Department and law enforcement," said Blackmun, adding that no athlete had come forward with concerns about safety. We had an opportunity to be in South Korea a little over a month ago and met with the four-star general who oversees all the U.S. forces there. We understand individual athletes may have questions and concerns but our job as the national Olympic committee for the United States is to make sure the athletes have an opportunity to go and are well supported by us while they are there."                             

The Games, scheduled for Feb. 9-25, will take place just 50 miles from the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea.