Discussing the Political, Economic, and Cultural Issues Facing the 2018 Olympics

This discussion revolves around the recent announcement that North Korea and South Korea will enter the Winter Games as a unified group and the effects of such a move.

(Published Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018)

The Olympic games are always surrounded by some degree of political, economic, and cultural controversies. With the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, there is a myriad of issues, especially given the complexity of neighboring North Korea's relationship with the world.

NBC10 Boston reporters Audrey Asistio, JC Monahan, and Brian Shactman, who are covering the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and Jonathan Choe were joined by Dr. Katharine Moon, an expert in Korean relations, to discuss the multitude of topics facing the 2018 Olympics.

We had the group meet at Korean Gardens in Allston, Massachusetts to address the issues surrounding the Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

The group discusses how the 2018 Olympics will affect the economic growth in South Korea and how the country is viewed by the rest of the world.

(Published Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018)

The discussion revolves around the lasting effects the Winter Games will have on South Korea.

(Published Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018)

North Korea is looking to make a political statement around the 2018 Olympics and our group discusses the measures they will take.

(Published Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018)

There is much speculation surrounding North Korea during the Winter Games, but in this segment the group discusses what South Korea hopes to accomplish with its northern neighbor through the Olympics.

(Published Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018)

The group discusses the presence and role of the Korean-American community in the Boston area.

(Published Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018)