U.S. ambassador casts doubt on whether American athletes will attend Winter Olympics
Dec 08 2017
So, none of that's a terribly emphatic declaration that the US won't be going.
The International Olympic Committee banned the entire Russian Olympic team from the games earlier this week over a doping scandal.
Speaking in late October, USOC vice president of sport performance Kelly Skinner said, "Every Games environment brings about unique challenges, and we have some tremendous partners in the State Department that can help us prepare".
Even then, these are some absolutely wonderful remarks from the leaders of the United States in the lead up to the 2018 Winter Olympics.