President Obama on US delegation to Sochi Olympics

President Obama on US delegation to Sochi Olympics

President Obama on US delegation to Sochi Olympics

Written by Bella Dalima

21 Dec, 2013 | 4:50 pm

President Barack Obama says the delegation he named to the Sochi Olympics will represent the United States “extraordinarily well.”

The United States has named former tennis star Billie Jean King, one of the first prominent athletes to publicly acknowledge her homosexuality, to be in the U.S. delegation to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, where Russia’s anti-gay policies have stirred controversy.

Although Russia has thrown itself into staging the games, preparations have been overshadowed by international criticism of its human rights record and a recent anti-gay propaganda law that critics say discriminates against homosexuals.

 

 


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