President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama surrounded themselves with Olympians and Paralympians on Thursday, saluting their success at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, praising their perseverance and marveling at their performances.
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Billie Jean King, who couldn't attend the opening of the Sochi Olympics in Russia because of her mother's illness will be a member of President Barack Obama's official delegation to the Games' closing ceremony.
A member of the U.S. Olympic delegation sent to Sochi by President Barack Obama said Thursday she witnessed no backlash over the inclusion of homosexuals in the group as an apparent protest over anti-gay laws in Russia.
Legendary Russian figure skater Irina Rodnina, who sparked controversy last fall for her racist tweet about President Obama, returned to Twitter on Monday to apologize and to say her account had been hacked.
Olympic officials are defending the use of TV rehearsal footage to cover up a glitch in Sochi's opening ceremony and the choice of a final torchbearer who had posted a racially offensive tweet about President Barack Obama.