INTERVIEW – STEVE KASTENBAUM – correspondent in South Korea – previewed the Olympics on Friday

  • Winter Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, have started. While the Opening Ceremony is on Friday, February 9, action begins a couple days earlier.
  • PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — By the time the 23rd Olympic Winter Games get around to their Opening Ceremony on Friday, hundreds of athletes will already have been in action for a day and a half, starting Wednesday night with a new version of the ice chess otherwise known as curling.
  • North Korea says no U.S. talks planned at Olympics, Pence vows continued pressure. SEOUL, South Korea (Reuters) – North Korea has no intention of meeting U.S. officials during the Winter Olympics that start in South Korea on Friday, state media said, dampening hopes the Games will help resolve a tense standoff over the North’s nuclear weapons program.

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