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South Korea is having trouble selling tickets for the 2018 Winter Olympics

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South Korea will host the Winter Olympics in 2018. But less than six months before the games, less than 20% of tickets have been sold.

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That might be because South Korea does not have much of a tradition in winter sports, but also North Korea could be part of the reason for the poor sales.

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The games will happen in Pyeongchang, a city only 80 km (50 mi) from the North Korean border.

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Since South Korea won the right to host the Winter Olympics, in 2011, North Korea became much more active, developing its nuclear arsenal and testing missiles.

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