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Vice President Biden, Dr. Jill Biden to Lead U.S. Delegation to Opening Weekend of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games

The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will lead the U.S. delegation to the opening weekend of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. They will travel from February 12th through February 15th.

The delegation will attend the Opening Ceremony, meet with U.S. athletes, attend events and meet with other dignitaries and leaders from around the world.

The U.S. delegations traveling to Vancouver for the Olympic Opening Ceremony, Olympic Closing Ceremony and the Paralympic Opening Ceremony are listed below. 

Delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games

Vice President Joe Biden, Head of Delegation
Dr. Jill Biden
David Jacobson, U.S. Ambassador to Canada
Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President
Mike Eruzione, 1980 Olympic gold medalist,  U.S. Men’s Hockey Team
Peggy Fleming, 1968 Olympic gold medalist, Ladies Figure Skating
Vonetta Flowers, 2002 Olympic gold medalist, Women’s Bobsledding

Delegation to the Closing Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games

Janet Napolitano, Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Head of Delegation
David Jacobson, U.S. Ambassador to Canada
Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary
Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
Peter Axelson, U.S. Air Force Veteran, World Champion Mono Skier
Bonnie Blair, 5-time Olympic gold medalist and 1-time bronze medalist, Speed Skating
Manuel “Manny” Guerra, 2002 Paralympic gold medalist, Sled Hockey
Kristi Yamaguchi, 1992 Olympic gold medalist, Ladies Figure Skating

Delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games

Eric Shinseki, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary, Head of Delegation
David Jacobson, U.S. Ambassador to Canada
Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy
Jim Martinson, Vietnam Veteran, 1992 Paralympic gold medalist, Downhill Skiing
Mike May, 1984 Paralympic bronze medalist, Alpine Skiing
Bonnie St. John, 1984 Paralympic silver medalist and 2-time bronze medalist, Slalom and Giant Slalom
Melissa Stockwell, Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran, 2008 Summer Paralympic swimmer

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