Adam Rippon and Gus Kenworthy skip Olympic athletes visit to the White House

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed Team USA Olympic athletes to the White House on Friday, congratulating them on representing the U.S. at the 2018 winter games.

“You made us very proud,” Trump said to the rows of young men and women standing on the White House’s north portico in matching windbreakers. “You overcame setbacks, you powered through obstacles. And I will tell you this, because of your hard work and your sacrifice, you were given the greatest honor in sports: to represent the United States as an Olympic athlete.”

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Olympic athletes exempt from Russia’s anti-gay laws

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Despite recent legislation that clearly bans anything that promotes homosexuality, out Olympic athletes and out spectators will be exempt from the law in 2014.

That’s according to a release from the International Olympic Committee, which says it has received assurances from Russia’s government that athletes and spectators at next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi will not be arrested.

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