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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Mexico to Attend the Opening Ceremony of the XVI Pan American Games

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Mexico to attend the Opening Ceremony of the XVI Pan American Games on October 14, 2011.

The Honorable Earl Anthony Wayne, United States Ambassador to Mexico will lead the delegation.

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

Ms. Julie Ertel, 2007 Pan American Games Gold Medalist in the Triathlon and 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist, Women’s Water Polo

Ms. Allyson Felix, 2008 Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist, Women’s Track and Field and member of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition