The president has announced his picks for the official U.S. delegation to attend the Olympic closing ceremonies. The list includes some familiar characters, including Reggie Love, the president's former "body man" and basketball partner:
Susan E. Rice, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Louis B. Susman, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Benjamin Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communication and Speechwriting
Michelle Kwan, Member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, U.S. Public Diplomacy Envoy and Olympic figure skater
Reginald Love, Former Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the President of the United States
Curtis Pride, Member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, former Major League Baseball player and Gallaudet University Head Baseball Coach
A statement released from the White House today said the delegation will attend some sporting events, meet with U.S. athletes and attend the closing ceremonies this weekend.