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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Summer Games

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on August 12, 2012.

The Honorable Susan E. Rice, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations will lead the delegation.

The delegation will attend athletic events, meet with U.S. athletes and attend the Closing Ceremony.

Members of the Presidential Delegation

The Honorable Susan E. Rice, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations

The Honorable Louis B. Susman, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Benjamin Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communication and Speechwriting

Ms. Michelle Kwan, Member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, U.S. Public Diplomacy Envoy and Olympic figure skater

Mr. Reginald Love, Former Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the President of the United States

Mr. Curtis Pride, Member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, former Major League Baseball player and Gallaudet University Head Baseball Coach