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Obama sends signal to Russia with gay stars in Olympic delegation

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President Barack Obama Tuesday named two openly gay sports stars to his delegation to the Winter Olympics, sending a pointed message of diversity to Russia amid a furor over its law targeting homosexuals. 

Tennis legend Billie Jean King speaks at her 70th Birthday Party Celebration organised by the Women's Sports Foundation at the Museum of Art and Design on November 6, 2013 in New York City

Obama chose tennis legend Billie Jean King and women's ice hockey silver medalist Caitlin Cahow for the US delegation to the Sochi Olympics which begin on February 7.

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