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USOC Reaffirms Intention To Send Full Team To Pyeongchang After White House's Comments

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 11 / 17

The USOC on Friday "reaffirmed its intention to send a full squad" to the Pyeongchang Games in February, according to Rick Maese of the WASHINGTON POST. USOC officials were "taken aback" last week when two high-ranking members of the Trump administration -- U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.  Nik...

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