2016 Summer Olympics

U.S.-North Korean rhetoric battle may be making Olympic officials nervous about Winter Games in South Korea

U.S.-North Korean rhetoric battle may be making Olympic officials nervous about Winter Games in South Korea

Pyeongchang lies in mountainous terrain at the uppermost eastern corner of South Korea, about an hour from the border with North Korea. Normally, its proximity to the demilitarized zone, and the North beyond, would not be an issue.

But six months from now, thousands of athletes from around the world are set to gather at that remote location for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Given the escalated tensions in the region — with President Trump threatening “fire and fury” and North Korea responding with plans to send a volley of missiles toward the U.S. territory of Guam — Pyeongchang’s location has become a global concern.

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