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December 18th, 2013
08:03 PM ET

President Obama not attending 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, sending delegation including openly gay athletes

In a clear jab at Russia's anti-gay laws, the U.S. delegation to the winter Olympic games will feature two prominent, openly gay athletes and will not include President Obama or anyone from his family or administration.

The delegation will include tennis legend Billie Jean King and Olympic ice hockey player Caitlin Cahow, who are both openly gay.

OutFront: Two-time gold medalist and openly gay Olympic diver Greg Louganis, former Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns and John Avlon, Executive Editor of the Daily Beast.


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