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North Korea tensions prompt Team GB to prepare Winter Olympics ‘evacuation plan’

• BOA readying contingency plans for Games in South Korea
• ‘We will go there with a clearly laid out evacuation plan if it is necessary’

Plans are being drawn up to evacuate British athletes from next year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea if there is an escalation in tensions between North Korea and the west.

The British Olympic Association (BOA) admits it is “working on all possible contingency plans” because of the deteriorating geopolitical situation in the region after the recent North Korean missile tests and war of words between its leader, Kim Jong-un, and the US president, Donald Tump.

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