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Pyeongchang 2018: growing North Korea fears dim hopes for Olympic unity

Next year’s Winter Games in South Korea were cast as a potential refuge from the specter of war – but in the current climate, can they still offer respite?The Olympics have traditionally been cast as a respite from from politics, danger and strife, an opportunity for the world to come together in the spirit of peaceful competition and a reminder that what brings us together as a union of five continents is stronger than what deigns to pull us apart.Those noble ideals have been at the fore throughout the build-up...

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Published By: theguardian.com - 7 days ago