Karen Pence to lead Special Olympics delegation with Mariano Rivera
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Karen PenceKaren Sue PenceThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump issues Taliban warning at Sept. 11 memorial The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump doubles down on Dorian's threat to Alabama The Hill's Morning Report — The wall problem confronting Dems and the latest on Dorian MORE will lead the presidential delegation to the United Arab Emirates for next week’s Special Olympics opening ceremony, alongside baseball star Mariano Rivera.

In addition to the former New York Yankees pitcher and the vice president’s wife, Small Business Administrator Linda McMahonLinda Marie McMahonIvanka Trump urges support for groups that 'uplift' Baltimore amid father's criticism of city Trump campaign describes Corey Stewart super PAC as 'unconscionable' Pro-Trump group plans to spend 0M in six battleground states MORE, Surgeon General Jerome Adams, and Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the United States Embassy in the United Arab Emirates Steven Bondy will join the delegation, the White House announced Friday.


The 2019 Special Olympics begins Thursday in Abu Dhabi.

Pence also led the presidential delegation to the last Special Olympics, in 2017.

More than 190 countries, represented by 7,500 athletes and 2,500 coaches, are expected to compete at this year’s Special Olympic games.