President Obama Tuesday named openly gay tennis legend Billie Jean King on the US delegation to the Winter Olympics amid a storm over a Russian law targeting homosexuals.
Obama Names Gay Tennis Legend On Olympic Delegation
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December 17, 2013

Via AFP:

President Barack Obama Tuesday named openly gay tennis legend Billie Jean King on the US delegation to the Winter Olympics in Sochi amid a storm over a Russian law targeting homosexuals.

The comparatively low key US delegation to the Games, which begin on February 7, lacks a serving US cabinet member and was unveiled at a time of US tensions with Russia over gay rights and Moscow's decision to offer refuge to fugitive American intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.

By contrast, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill lead the US delegation to the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010.

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