President Obama says delegation to Sochi ‘speaks for itself’
Dec 20, 9:30pm EST
President Barack Obama made his first public comments about the White House delegation to Sochi that includes three openly gay athletes, saying the group “speaks for itself” in a press conference Friday.
The delegation includes tennis legend Billie Jean King, two-time Olympic hockey medalist Caitlin Cahow and 1988 Olympic figure skating champion Brian Boitano.
In February, they’ll be going to a country that passed a law in June banning the promotion of non-traditional sexual relations toward minors.
“When it comes to the Olympics and athletic performance we don’t make distinctions on the basis of sexual orientation,” Obama said.