Karen Pence to lead Special Olympics delegation with Mariano Rivera
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Karen PenceKaren Sue PenceThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Senate receives impeachment articles as trial opens The Hill's Morning Report - Dems to lay out impeachment case to senators next week The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump says Iran 'standing down' after missile strike 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 McMahonSenate confirms Trump pick for small business chief On The Money: Senate chairman opposes cannabis banking bill | Panel advances Trump pick for Small Business Administration | Judge tosses NY state fraud charges against Manafort Senate panel advances Trump's nominee to lead Small Business Administration 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.