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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russian Federation. 

Presidential Delegation to the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games

The Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russian Federation will be held on March 7, 2014. 

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

The Honorable Tammy Duckworth, Member of the United States House of Representatives (IL-08), will lead the delegation.

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

The Honorable Kathy Martinez, Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor.

The Honorable Dr. Celeste A. Wallander, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director, Russia and Central Asia, National Security Council Staff, The White House.

The Honorable Anthony Robles, Member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.

Ms. Sandra Dukat, U.S. three-time Paralympian bronze medalist.

Mr. Brian Mosteller, Director, Oval Office Operations, The White House.