- North Korea was a major threat to Seoul’s 1988 Olympic Games.
- US spies were worried that North Korea would “ruin” the Games, after being denied the opportunity to co-host with South Korea.
- North Korea remains as high a priority as ever as South Korea prepares for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
North Korea has been a major threat to the Olympics ever since South Korea was a host in 1988.
According to recently declassified CIA documents obtained by The Los Angeles Times, CIA spies were worried that North Korea would “ruin” the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games and use a network of existing agents to carry out terror attacks.
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