Obama Boycotts Paralympic Games in Sochi
Really? What does this accomplish other than denying these athletes their chance at gold? Sad.
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President Obama will not send a delegation to the Paralympic Games in Sochi in protest of Russia’s military action in Ukraine, the White House said Monday.
“In addition to other measures we are taking in response to the situation in Ukraine, the United States will no longer send a Presidential Delegation to the upcoming Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi,” National Security Council spokesperson Caitlin Hayden said.
“President Obama continues to strongly support all of the U.S. athletes who will participate in the Paralympics and wishes them great success in the Olympic competition.”
The move follows a similar announcement by British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday.
Cameron said he and thought it would be “wrong” to send government officials to the Friday ceremony, considering the events in nearby Crimea.