SAN JOSE, Calif. - The president of U.S. Figure Skating said Wednesday he did not believe U.S. skaters would heed a politically motivated call to boycott the upcoming Winter Olympics in South Korea and indirectly chided the senator who raised the prospect this week.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) tweeted Monday that the U.S. should boycott if North Korea goes to the Olympics.
“I think they need to be careful saying things like that because these athletes have worked so hard to get there,” USFS President Samuel Auxier said. “The Olympics should be above politics. They shouldn’t be playing politics with this.
“It was a disaster in 1980 for many of the athletes who couldn’t go. And I’d hate to see that just because Trump and Kim Jong-un are trying to see which button’s bigger.”Read More