Friday, December 20, 2013 3:26 pm
Obama: Sochi group shows US doesn't discriminate
The Associated Press
Russia has come under fierce criticism for passing national laws banning "gay propaganda."
Obama's group heading to Sochi includes openly gay athletes Brian Boitano, Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow. He says the delegation "speaks for itself," and they are world-class athletes who happen to be gay.
The Sochi Games are the first since 2000 to which the U.S. is not sending a president, former president, first lady or vice president.
Obama says it would be tough for him to attend the games himself next year with all that's going on in Washington. But he predicted he will attend again after his presidency.