Rice to lead US delegation at Olympics closing ceremony

July 24th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Washington, July 24 (Xinhua) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will lead the official US delegation to the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. The seven-member delegation will include US envoy to China Clark Randt, US Olympic committee chief Peter Ueberroth, former US Olympic figure skater Karen Hughes and top officials, White House spokesperson Dana Perino said Wednesday.

The State Department announced July 10 that Rice would attend the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympic games Aug 24 and is also likely to watch some events before that.

The White House confirmed earlier this month that President George W. Bush would attend the opening ceremony.

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