Julia Mancuso

USOC aims to go to Olympics unless 'physically impossible'

The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee says the plan is to take a team to the Pyeongchang Games "unless it's legally or physically impossible."

CEO Scott Blackmun spoke Friday after a board meeting, and a day after members of the Trump administration cast doubt over whether the U.S. would field a team at the Olympics in February.

Blackmun said comments from U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders took the USOC leadership by surprise, but chalked it up to a miscommunication.

Shortly after Haley called U.S. participation an open question and Sanders followed up by saying "no official decision has been made,"...