Sept. 22, 2017, 1:21 p.m. (ET)

 

Attributable to USOC CEO Scott Blackmun:

“The United States Olympic Committee is very much looking forward to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, and will participate in the upcoming lighting of the Olympic Flame in Olympia to celebrate the approaching Games. Our preparations continue in earnest and, as with all Games, we will continue to work with our state department and local organizers to ensure that our athletes, and our entire delegation, are safe. We are confident in the PyeongChang organizing committee’s ability to deliver a great Games, and our hope is that the focus will be on our athletes and their great stories as they reach the pinnacle of success and proudly represent the United States in South Korea.”