Michelle Kwan in US Delegation to Olympics

July 23, 2008 1:18:21 PM PDT
Michelle Kwan will be among seven members of the presidential delegation to the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. President George W. Bush announced the delegation, to be headed by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The president also on Wednesday listed Kwan, a two-time figure skating medalist at the Winter Olympics who has made several trips to China on behalf of the U.S. government as a diplomacy envoy.

Kwan is a student at Denver University.

Joining Rice and Kwan in the delegation will be Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao; Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael O. Leavitt; Clark T. Randt, Jr, the U.S. ambassador to China; U.S. Olympic committee president Peter Ueberroth; and Karen Hughes, global vice chair of Burson-Marsteller.