France becomes first country to threaten to withdraw from 2018 Winter Olympics

Pyeongchang will be hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics — but not every country is convinced that South Korea hosting is entirely safe. France has become the first country to come out and say that if South Korea cannot guarantee safety from their neighbor, North Korea, it will stay home for the Olympics. North Korea is currently involved in an international standoff over nuclear weapons that has some leaders uneasy.

“If this gets worse and we do not have our security assured, then our French team will stay here,” Laura Flessel said, per RTL radio. “We will not put our team in danger.”

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