THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2, 2016
President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to attend the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil.
Presidential Delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Paralympic Summer Games
The Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil will be held on September 7, 2016.
The delegation will attend athletic events, meet with U.S. athletes, and attend the Opening Ceremony.
The Honorable Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, will lead the delegation.
Members of the Presidential Delegation
- The Honorable Liliana Ayalde, U.S. Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil, Department of State
- Ms. Claudia L. Gordon, Chief of Staff, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, U.S. Department of Labor
- Mr. William Reynolds III, Retired U.S. Army Captain and U.S. Team Captain for the Invictus Games 2016
- Ms. Bonnie St. John, one-time Paralympic silver medalist, two-time Paralympic bronze medalist, women’s skiing