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Capitol Correspondence - 03.18.19

First Lady Leads Delegation to Special Olympics in UAE

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As shared by The Hill:

“Vice President Pence’s wife, Karen Pence, arrived Wednesday at the Special Olympics World Games in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Pence led a U.S. delegation that included Small Business Administration head Linda McMahon, Surgeon General Jerome Adams and former New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera, the co-chair of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.


Pence, who also led the presidential delegation to the last Special Olympics in 2017, will lead the delegation and the U.S. athletes in Thursday’s opening ceremony.

More than 190 countries, featuring 7,500 athletes and 2,500 coaches, are expected to compete at the Special Olympics.”