Karen Pence to lead Special Olympics delegation with Mariano Rivera
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Karen PenceKaren Sue PenceMcCarthy, Ducey speak at Pence fundraiser: report Jill Biden takes starring role at difficult Olympics Pence refused to leave Capitol during riot: book 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 McMahonTomorrow's special election in Texas is the Democrats' best House hope in 2021 April's dumbest and most dangerous coronavirus declarations Trump convenes sports commissioners in hopes of filling stadiums 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.

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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.