Pence to attend Winter Olympics

(NBC) – Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence will lead the U.S. delegation to the PyeongChang Olympics.

A White House official said Wednesday that Pence will attend the Winter Games. NBC coverage begins Feb. 8, with the Opening Ceremony Feb. 9

One U.S. president has attended an Olympics held outside the U.S. — George W. Bush at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games.

In 2014, the White House delegation was led by openly gay retired athletes Billie Jean King, Brian Boitano and Caitlin Cahow as well as U.S. Olympic champion speed skaters Eric Heiden and Bonnie Blair.

That White House Olympic delegation was the first not not to include the sitting U.S. president, vice president, first lady or a former president since Sydney 2000.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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