Obama names delegation to the Paralympic Games

McClatchy Washington BureauFebruary 8, 2014 

President Barack Obama has named the presidential delegation to the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.

The delegation will attend athletic events, meet with U.S. athletes, and attend the opening ceremony, which will be held March 7. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Il., an Iraq War veteran who lost her legs and partial use of her right arm when her helicopter was hit, will lead the delegation.

Other members include Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary for Disability Employment Policy, at the U.S. Department of Labor; Celeste A. Wallander, special assistant to the president and senior director, Russia and Central Asia, for the National Security Council Staff at the White House; Anthony Robles, a member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition; Sandra Dukat, U.S. three-time Paralympian bronze medalist and Brian Mosteller, director of Oval Office operations at the White House.

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