France, Germany and Austria had all voiced fears about competing in Pyeongchang during the stand-off with North Korea, which lies just 80 kilometres (50 miles) away from the Olympic site across a heavily fortified border.
The U.S. and other world powers want North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program.
"No one would now think the North could lob nuclear bombs over the heads of its own athletes". Both sides will also meet at the IOC's Lausanne headquarters on January 20 to discuss details of their participation.
"The North is using an art troupe as a card to win the hearts of South Koreans".
"Now the dialogue with North Korea has begun, but because the North Korean nuclear issue has not been resolved, South Korea will continue to keep pace with the pressure and sanctions by the worldwide community", Moon told reporters according to the Yonhap News Agency. "With the help of Intel's industry-leading virtual reality technology, NBC Olympics will deliver a transformative experience that will bring to Olympic fans an entirely new perspective on the speed, thrills, and excitement of an Olympic Winter Games".
Pakistan apprises U.S. to address concerns to move forward: FO
The Pakistani military said both Votel and an unnamed US senator phoned Bajwa to discuss security cooperation "over the week". Washington has long accused Islamabad of harboring militants, a charge Pakistan's government and military routinely deny.
USA crude oil prices hit more than 3-year high
The market was supported by OPEC-led production cuts and expectations that US crude inventories have dropped for an eighth week. The average production in 2019 will rise 580,000 bpd to 10.85 million bpd, the agency said in its first outlook for next year.
Why Centurion is SA's field of dreams
Shikhar Dhawan's wicket in the second innings was a ideal example of Indian instincts being the reason for his downfall. Ahead of the second Test in Centurion , Virat Kohli and Co. are apparently busy gearing up for the upcoming Test.
But have you ever wondered what Winter Olympic sport is right for you?
According to organisers, about 703,000 Olympic tickets had been sold as of January 9, almost 60 percent of the 1.18 million available.
A senior South Korean official said on Friday that Seoul is seeking to form a joint women's ice hockey team with North Korea to participate in next month's Winter Olympics being hosted by the South.
This year's Winter Olympics will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea. There's no shortage of accessories either: knit gloves and a matching ski hat, an American flag bandana, and suede mountaineering boots with red laces.
"The team has had to overcome adversity already this season and I have no doubt that all of the athletes and their support team have the character and talent to perform at their best in PyeongChang and do Bruce proud".