White House: US 'looks forward to participating' in Olympics in South Korea

Jang will represent the Pyeong Chang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games as well as tourism in Gangwon Province after receiving a plaque in celebration of his appointment at an event held in the region on Friday

"What we will do is make sure that we are taking every precaution possible to make sure that they're safe and to know about everything that's going on around them".

CEO Scott Blackmun spoke Friday after a board meeting, and a day after members of the Trump administration cast doubt over whether the USA would field a team at the Olympics in February. Amid concerned comments from US government officials and lawmakers regarding the political situation in Korea, Blackmun said there's no such anxiety within the Olympic movement.

"I think there was just some miscommunication there rather than anything meant to be substantive or send a message". While White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders initially backed Ambassador's Haley's comments, saying a decision will not be made until a later date, she later tweeted an update, seemingly backtracking on those remarks.

"We were obviously a little bit surprised but not at all surprised at the end of the day", Blackmun said. "It got our attention, but all's well that ends well".

While North Korea has conducted several intercontinental ballistic missile tests - most recently last week, one that showed the ability to deliver a nuclear warhead as far as Washington, D.C. - Olympic officials continually have downplayed any security concerns related to these Winter Games.

Two of America's best-known skiers, Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso, said Friday they weren't concerned.

Stocks Rating Report: CVS Health Corporation (CVS), Xunlei Limited (XNET)
It is negative, as 84 investors sold CVS shares while 559 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 483 raised stakes. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $95.00 price objective on CVS Health and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Monday.

Technology will be a key factor during the Olympic and Paralympics Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 in South Korea, where thousands of fans and athletes will be able to experience a quicker way of paying for their purchases with wearable payment devices such as payment-enabled gloves, commemorative stickers, Olympic Winter Games pins or a decal on their mobile phones. "If something is going to happen, none of us can control it anyway".

"I think ultimately the president would certainly weigh in, Sanders said".

Technically, the decision about whether to participate in the Olympics rests with the USOC and the individual athletes.

In a statement issued in response to comments from United States ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, USOC said its plans to send full delegations to Pyeongchang remained unchanged.

Tensions with the USA have ratcheted up after a series of North Korean missile tests.

AP Sports Writer Graham Dunbar contributed from St. Moritz.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact AstraZeneca (AZN) Share Price
News articles about AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN ) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Natixis raised shares of AstraZeneca from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th.

Investors' Attention Alert: Twilio, Inc. (TWLO), Platform Specialty Products Corporation (PAH)
The stock of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, August 22 by Roth Capital. The stock of Aflac Incorporated (NYSE:AFL) has "Underperform" rating given on Thursday, February 2 by RBC Capital Markets.

Technical Watch - Intel Corporation (INTC) moves -8.14% off from One Year High
Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. 97 funds opened positions while 651 raised stakes. Rosenblatt Securities reaffirmed a "sell" rating on shares of Intel in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd.

Real Madrid: Dani Carvajal suspended for Champions League last 16 opener
The old "disguised deliberate yellow card" is a trick which has been used before, but Carvajal didn't do a very good job of hiding it.

Stock under Discussion: Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (PLAY)
Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 21.39, a price to book ratio of 5.39, and a price to sales ratio of 2.1. Also, SVP J Michael Plunkett sold 3,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 4th.

Pregnant Queens mother found safe in lower Manhattan
The New York police are still searching and they have asked for public's help to track down the missing Indian American woman . Police said EMS workers spotted 34-year-old Amarit Kaur, of Ozone Park wandering around Lower Manhattan at 6 a.m.

What Analyst Recommend About these Stocks? Broadcom Limited (AVGO), Schlumberger Limited (SLB)
The market capitalization (Stock Price Multiply by Total Number of Outstanding Shares) for the company is reported at $105.17B. Breaking down insider in the United States, the Securities and Exchanges Commission makes rules concerning insider trading.

Cavaliers' Derrick Rose has bone spur in ankle, may need procedure
Rose signed a one-year deal to join Cleveland back in July. "So I'm trying to attack all my rehab". "Man, I don't care about - not to be rude - I don't care about no f-king money", he said.

Richardson's alleged shooter turns himself in
Family members said Wednesday that Richardson's swelling has subsided and bruising around her eyes is almost gone. His attorney says police identified the wrong man in the November 23 shooting of 27-year-old Ellie Richardson.

Performance Up Watch on Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) - stock moves 8.80%
Company has conspicuous measure of stock oscillations; average true range may be heating up this temperature with value of 1.73. During last three month period, the net percent change held by Institutional Investors has observed a change of -0.42%.

Packaging Corporation of America (PKG) shows positive reversal
Finally, CAPROCK Group Inc. purchased a new position in Packaging Corp Of America in the second quarter valued at $211,000. On a percent-of-sales basis, IP's free cash flow was -5.5% while PKG converted 0.9% of its revenues into cash flow.

New "In-Line" Rating Was Given to Pandora Media (NYSE:P)
Its minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $6 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $12. Symmetry Peak Management LLC bought a new position in Pandora Media in the second quarter valued at approximately $112,000.

Kylie Jenner's Christmas Tree May Have Just Confirmed Her Baby's Sex
Fast foward to December 2017 and Kylie was spotted on social media promoting 30 new shades on her Insta story. She frequently shares images on Snapchat and Instagram that highlight the traditional color for baby girls.

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard could return Saturday vs. Suns

Bayern beats PSG 3-1 to restore pride in Champions League

Other news