Russian Federation expects South Korea to ensure security at Winter Olympics

Sep 23, 2017, 00:15
Russian Federation expects South Korea to ensure security at Winter Olympics

The truce resolution reportedly included a temporary halt to conflicts around the world for a period from seven days before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics' opening to seven days after they end.

The Alpensia Resort Park, venue for MPC and IBC ahead of PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea, on February 2, 2017.

With the safety and the security of the athletes at the top of its priorities, the IOC indicates that nothing at this time leads to believe that the organizing conditions of the Winter Olympic Games do not comply with these imperatives. The special notes are being sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

The sporting events over the next few years are the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, followed by the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The minting agency said manufacturing costs of the 2,000 won note is 200 won.

Earlier this month, International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said there was "not even a hint" that the Games were under threat.

North Korea has carried out six nuclear tests, an alarming flurry of activity, and having teams so close in proximity to a country conducting these tests is bound to make other countries - not just France - uneasy.

US President Donald Trump is locked in a stand-off with North Korea and has threatened to "totally destroy" the country of 26 million people if the North threatens the United States and its allies. She added that the situation hasn't yet reached that point, but she's not the only one warily keeping an eye on it.

Reinebo said the Swedish Olympic Committee was not aware that any Swedish athletes or coaches had raised concerns.

The Government of Canada doesn't have any current travel advisories in place for South Korea, and recommends Canadians exercise normal security precautions, which is the lowest of four risk levels.

International Ski Federation chief Gian-Franco Kasper has dismissed any fears among athletes, saying the Pyeongchang Olympics would be the "safest in the world".

Some 191,000 tickets were sold overseas, 59.7 per cent of the target sales of 320,000 tickets.

"In none of the discussions, has anybody expressed any doubt about the Olympic Games 2018", the spokesman said, adding that preparations for the Games remained on track. He said he was hoping for a diplomatic solution to tensions in the region.