The International Olympic Committee says the escalating North Korean crisis has not raised any security threat for next year’s Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics in South Korea.

Speaking hours after the United Nations Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea over the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test IOC President Thomas Bach remains confident.

“We are appealing that diplomacy and peace will prevail there on the Korean peninsula. And there is also, …

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