In an interview Wednesday with Fox News Channel, Haley was asked if it's an open question about whether the US team will compete at the Olympics in South Korea, given the tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
Both later softened their stance, and Sanders tweeted, "The U.S. looks forward to participating in the Winter Olympics in South Korea".
The USOC responded with a statement Thursday saying plans to compete in the Olympics, which run February 9-25, hadn't changed. "But if she wins, she is not going to the White House". Hwang said that during a phone conversation with South Korean President Moon Jae-in last week, Trump told the South Korean leader that American athletes and senior government officials would be heading to the Games.
Coincidentally, the White House plays no role in that decision, as it is up to the United States Olympic Committee. She later tweeted that the US "looks forward to participating".
"Each host city presents a unique challenge from a security perspective, and that is no different in this regard", spokesman Mark Jones said.
"Right, our athletes are invited to participate under the neutral flag, but nobody can limit fans in using the national flag, and we always can support our team", the designer told TASS.
Haley last Wednesday cited security concerns over increased tensions with North Korea in her comments about sending USA athletes to the winter games.
That same week, USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said, "From our perspective, with the information we now have, it's full-steam ahead". "So we are 100 percent committed to our athletes on that but don't want to get into a discussion around what the legalities might be".
"I recall prior to the 2014 games in Sochi, there was a tremendous amount of apprehension about security issues related to those Games", said Larry Probst, USOC chairman.
The All Blacks Sevens side have won their first title in 21 months after defeating Argentina 38-14 in the Cape Town Sevens today. Against Fiji Senatla scored the winning try seconds from the end after Justin Geduld ripped the ball from a Fijian carrier.
The group submitting the application is led by film and TV producer Jerry Bruckheimer and investment banker David Bonderman. Bettman said the process of setting up a team in Seattle would be similar to what happened for Las Vegas, according to K5.
Taylor's Swift album Reputation is already the number 3 best-selling album for 2017, despite debuting only a few weeks ago. Game of Thrones , The Walking Dead , The Big Bang Theory and Rick and Morty topped the iTunes TV charts this year.
Nelson was 16 years old when she claimed Moore groped her near the Gadsden, Alabama restaurant where she worked as a waitress. A week or two after he signed the yearbook, Nelson alleges, Moore offered her a ride home and she accepted.
CNN earlier this year forced the resignation of three staffers over a retracted report about Trump associate Anthony Scaramucci. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange later tweeted that he did not see how WikiLeaks was connected to CNN's story.
He went on a rant Wednesday , blasting the National Football League for upholding JuJu Smith-Schuster's suspension. Burfict was carted off the field, and he gave the thumbs up as he left to the locker room.
Doctors are controlling and limiting his movement as they wait for the swelling and bruising in his back to subside, sources said. He immediately fell to the turf, then turned over on his back while appearing to have trouble moving his legs.
He said, "BJP and PM Modi routinely use filthy language to attack Congress but this is not our party's culture and heritage". Speaking about the recent suspension of Mani Shankar Aiyar, he added, "The Congress Party has taken a very firm stand.
Saakashvili had been taken into custody on Tuesday, but a crowd of supporters freed him from a police van and swept him away. Saakashvili became a regional governor in Ukraine in 2015 at Poroshenko's invitation but they later fell out.
West Indies out for 221, New Zealand lead by 152
New Zealand are looking to wrap up a 2-0 sweep of the two-test series after an innings victory at the Basin Reserve last week. Boult struck an unbeaten 37 from 27 balls and Southee hit 31 which helped New Zealand reach 373 in its first innings.
Apple is Reportedly Buying Shazam For $400mln
Well, before the 24 hour clock ran out, the news began to surface that Apple was reportedly in the process of acquiring Shazam . TechCrunch earlier reported the takeover, adding that it could value Shazam at about £300 million ($404 million).
Bayonetta 3 announced exclusively for Nintendo Switch
The announcement was made by Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé during The Game Awards on Thursday night. The company officially confirmed that Bayonetta 3 is in development, and will be released as a Switch exclusive.
Instagram working on a standalone messaging app 'Direct'
On opening this app, the camera pane will open and emphasize users to create new content such as photos and videos for sharing . So, rather than sharing the food pictures and cat photos one would be able to have a distinct platform for messaging .
The farthest massive 'Black-hole' discovered by scientists
A study reveals that it grew to 800 million times the mass of the Sun when the Universe was just five per cent of its current age. Astronomers observe the pattern occurred around 690 million years from the formation of the Universe, even before reionizatsii.