Pyeongchang lies in mountainous terrain at the uppermost eastern corner of South Korea, about an hour from the border with North Korea. Normally, its proximity to the demilitarized zone, and the North beyond, would not be an issue.
Rushing to meet a deadline imposed by Olympics officials, the Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to endorse a bid for the 2028 Summer Games even though council members acknowledged they were acting without complete information.
Monique Lamoureux-Morando and twin sister Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson are on a 27-hour road trip as members of the U.S. women's national hockey team head to Tampa to start training for the 2018 Winter Olympics three weeks earlier than scheduled.
A report issued Wednesday by key Los Angeles staff recommends the City Council approve a 2028 Olympic bid despite incomplete information and the "greater uncertainty" of committing to the massive sports event more than a decade in advance.