IOC confident Winter Games will go on
THE president of the International Olympic Committee remains confident the Winter Games will go on as scheduled in South Korea despite growing tensions on the peninsula, including North Korea’s ballistic missile test last week.
At the close of this week’s IOC meetings, Thomas Bach said the committee would continue to appeal for diplomatic solutions to the problems, and that it was monitoring deliberations in the UN Security Council, which on Friday condemned the latest North Korean test.
North Korea’s IOC member, Ung Chang, said he hopes the Olympics will go on as planned.
When asked if South Korea would be safe for the Olympics, he responded: “Nobody knows.”
Bach will visit the UN next week, but will be working on the traditional Olympic truce declaration.