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Kwan named to Closing Ceremony delegation

Two-time Olympic medalist to attend events and Closing Ceremony, meet with U.S. athletes

Michelle Kwan will attend the Closing Ceremony as part of the Presidential Delegation.
Michelle Kwan will attend the Closing Ceremony as part of the Presidential Delegation. (Michael Pugh)

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By icenetwork.com
(08/09/2012) - Michelle Kwan was one of six individuals named Thursday to the Presidential Delegation to the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London.

President Barack Obama announced the delegation, which will attend athletic events, meet with U.S. athletes and attend the Closing Ceremony.

Kwan previously participated in the Olympic Torch Relay, carrying the flame through Oxford on July 10.

A two-time Olympic medalist, Kwan serves on the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, works as a U.S. public diplomacy envoy and is on the board of directors for Special Olympics International.

The members of the Presidential Delegation are:

-- The Honorable Susan E. Rice, United States permanent representative to the United Nations
-- The Honorable Louis B. Susman, United States ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
-- Mr. Benjamin Rhodes, deputy national security advisor for strategic communication and speechwriting
-- Ms. Michelle Kwan, member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, U.S. public diplomacy envoy and Olympic figure skater
-- Mr. Reginald Love, former special assistant and personal aide to the president of the United States
-- Mr. Curtis Pride, member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, former Major League Baseball player and Gallaudet University head baseball coach