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Dylan Hernandez: Opening ceremony tries but it's the athletes who are needed to unite us

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - The day started on a bus, with a view that is common around here. South Korean soldiers were at the base of a resort mountain, metal detectors in hand, inspecting the grounds outside of a house serving as a designated meeting place for Slovenian athletes and officials.

The routine nature of these safety patrols underscores a disheartening reality: The Olympics don't take place in a bubble. They are very much a part

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