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AAA  Jan. 3, 2018 8:40 PM ET
US Skating execs warn against potential OLY boycott
By BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STATEMENT OF NEWS VALUES AND PRINCIPLES 
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(AP) — Two executives for U.S. Figure Skating warned against any potential boycott of the Pyeongchang Olympics by the United States.

USFS President Sam Auxier, asked Wednesday about Sen. Lindsey Graham's comments that North Korea competing in next month's games should prompt a U.S. team boycott, said Graham and others "need to be careful" about the American team not participating. Auxier added, "They shouldn't be playing politics with this."

Added U.S. Figure Skating Executive Director David Raith about political intervention in the Olympic process: "It doesn't help anybody. We'll be there."

USOC spokesman Mark Jones, reiterating the governing body's long-held position, said: "We intend to bring full delegations to the Olympic and Paralympic Games."

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