Obama To Send Openly Gay Athletes To Russia


Published 12/18 2013 10:26AM

Updated 12/18 2013 10:29AM

In what's seen as a snub to the Russian Government, neither President Obama nor any other high level U.S. Officials will be attending the Winter Olympic games in Sochi.

But the President is sending two openly gay athletes as part of the official U.S. delegation.

Tennis great Billie Jean King will attend the opening ceremony, and hockey star Caitlin Cahow will be at the closing ceremony.

It's a clear jab at Russia's controversial law that bans gay "propaganda."

Relations between Moscow and Washington have been fractured this past year over a several issues, including Russia granting temporary asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

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