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Thursday, August 31, 2017
IOC Consult World Leaders on Winter Olympics

United States President Donald Trump is among world leaders the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Pyeongchang 2018 have contacted to try to reassure that tensions with North Korea should not stop people attending next year's Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, they revealed.

There is widespread concern that people are deciding against travelling to South Korea next year following recent instability.

Bermuda has two athletes in Tucker Murphy and Matthew Leseur who are attempting to qualify.

The IOC admit they are "monitoring the situation very closely" but "for the moment...don't see any security risk for the Games here".

They added that their President Thomas Bach has been in contact with Heads of State, including Trump, to discuss the issue.

At present, it does not appear that there is any "plan B" to shift the event elsewhere if the situation worsens.

Pyeongchang 2018 claim there has been security risks in South Korea since the Korean War ended with a ceasefire rather than a peace treaty 64 years ago.

Seoul staged a successful Summer Olympic Games in 1988 and South Korean officials claim country remains safe and said recent developments are "not an immediate concern".

Only 22.7 per cent of tickets available for next year's Winter Olympic Games have been purchased so far with little more than five months to go until the Opening Ceremony, organizers revealed here today.

This figure is thought to mark the lowest in recent Winter Olympic history at this stage of preparations.

Only 4.85 per cent have been sold in South Korea, even though it was forecast that the host nation will account for 70 per cent of the overall total.
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