Apparently the White House has finally announced their Olympic delegations. From John Aravosis last night:
In what is definitely being perceived as a slap at the Russians, neither President Obama, Mrs. Obama, Vice President Biden, nor Mrs. Biden will be attending the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Instead, former Secretary of Homeland Security, but now-private-citizen, Janet Napolitano will lead the US delegation, and the delegation will include former tennis star Billie Jean King, who is openly-gay.
That means no top administration officials will be going to Sochi, a dramatic departure from previous Olympic Games.
The German and French presidents have also said they will not be attending.
The US delegation, listed below, includes at least two gay people. Both Billie Jean King and Caitlin Cahow, who was an Olympic silver medalist and bronze medalist in women’s ice hockey, are openly gay...
Why is this a slap at the Russians? Because, as Chris Geidner at Buzzfeed notes, not only was the decision announcing the delegation significantly delayed—suggesting something was up—but an Obama or Biden have attended every other Olympics during President Obama’s tenure in the White House.
Well, then. Read the rest here.