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Obama sends message by naming Billie Jean King to Sochi Olympic delegation

www.usatoday.com Published: December 18, 2013
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The White House delivered a strong message of opposition to Russia's anti-gay laws Tuesday with the announcement of its delegation to the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics, reports USA Today.



The White House delegation will include an openly gay athlete: tennis great Billie Jean King.

It will not include the president, first lady or the vice president, all who headed the previous four Olympic delegations, or a cabinet secretary, only a former one.

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