Pres. Obama, VP Biden will not travel to Sochi

CREATED Dec. 18, 2013

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WASHINGTON, DC – Neither Neither President Obama nor Vice President Joe Biden will make an appearance at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

The White House announced yesterday that former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will lead the US delegation instead.

President Obama also announced that former tennis star Billie Jean King will represent the US in February, sending a signal to Russia about its treatment of homosexuals. King is openly gay.

Russia has come under fire recently for passing national laws banning what it calls “gay propaganda.”